4th Annual “ART-of-Motion” Exhibit: 2019 Washington Auto Show

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4th Annual ART-of-Motion Exhibit: A Visual Art and Lifestyle Installation

The Washington Auto Show has once again announced the 4th annual ART-of-Motion exhibit by Automotive Rhythms, an avant-garde design experience that benefits the culture and imagination of the Washington, D.C. area, as it hosts a tier-one show on the global auto show circuit.

ART-of-Motion will be located on the third floor in Ballroom B of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center through the entirety of the show April 5th to 14th, 2019, and will feature more than 8,000 square feet of graphic backdrops consisting of live DJs, painted autos, custom motorcycles, an urban barbershop and dynamic aftermarket vehicles. Designers will be painting directly on exclusive rides and murals in real time for attendees to experience.

Expect to see a cadre of street artists from Shawn Perkins to Matthew Long stylize the new Toyota RAV4, electric cars from smart, the trendsetting Nissan Altima, Hyundai’s adventurous Kona CUV and much more. Over 20 auto and bikes will be featured in ART-of-Motion this year.

“Undeniably an enticing attraction for an auto show, this spectacle will continue to portray automobiles as we understand them, works of impressive beauty and innovative design,” stated Kimatni D. Rawlins, president and publisher, Automotive Rhythms, LLC.

For more information on the 4th Annual ART-of-Motion exhibit during the 2019 Washington Auto Show please visit www.AutoIconic.com.

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ART-of-Motion Photo Gallery

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Meet the Artists

Shawn Perkins, SP the Plug, is a painter living and working in DC by way of Detroit. From canvases to large scale murals his work can be found throughout the DMV. He has been commissioned for artwork by Southwest Airlines, MGM National Harbor, RevoltTV and some of DC’s top restaurants and schools. Recently, he was featured on ABC7 news in recognition of his paint classes hosted in the city. His style is layered, and somewhat contemporary combining [sur]realistic foregrounds against abstract backdrops. He loves to work with both oil and acrylic paint as well as unique mixed media on wood panel and canvas. With the nickname “SP the Plug”, Shawn loves to trademark most pieces with an electrical outlet or plug of some sort. It represents how he uses his art to connect with others, and also an acronym for “Painting a Legacy Under God.”

Noelle Dumas is a mixed media automotive and vehicular painter and lifelong motorhead. “My passion lies in details and illusions of speed. Yes, most vehicles are sexy sitting still, but they are meant to move. To take a snapshot usually doesn’t represent the character or personality of the vehicle and is what I try to convey. What detail makes that specific year model car or bike unique, and why the owner loves it. To create drama and an emotional response to the piece is my goal.”

Juan “CRI” Pineda is a DC-based visual artist whose distinct style is also characterized as urban-contemporary/street art. His connection to traditions resulted in unique mural work in the Maryland and Washington, DC area since the mid 90’s. In 2005 and 2014 Pineda was recognized by The Washington Post for restoring the last and only remaining outdoor Latino mural in the Nation’s Capital entitled, “A People without Murals is a Demuralized People.” In 2016 he partnered with Bethesda Arts & Entertainment and Arts Brookfield to embellish the Bethesda Metro Center. Pineda consults and volunteers with various causes that are related to art and culture. He works closely with non-profit organizations and is a member of UW LAW, one of the most talented graffiti crews in NYC. Pineda continues to create art in all mediums and categories for residential and commercial venues.

Jeff Huntington, aka Jahru, is a studio painter and street artist living and working in Annapolis, Maryland. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 1997) and the Corcoran School of Art (BFA 1995). Huntington taught painting as an adjunct professor at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, George Washington University from 2012 until 2016. He is a founder of the nonprofit arts-outreach program, “Future History Now.” His murals can be seen in Panama, Brazil, Colombia, France, Philippines, India, Hawaii and throughout the continental United States. Huntington is represented by Porter Advisory in New York City, Reyes+Davis in Washington DC, and The Annapolis Collection Gallery in Maryland.

Using acrylic paints and Sharpie markers, artist Matt Long creates fluid forms with bright colors and an engaging sense of movement. Explosive sun rays radiate amongst aqua-inspired amoebic forms. While he draws inspiration from a diverse array of sources, many of Long’s paintings are a manifestation of his love for nature, surf, sun and music. His organic style matches his free- spirited approach to life, as he lets inspiration take him where it may without getting wrapped up in tradition.

The multimedia artist and outdoor enthusiast currently lives in Frederick, Maryland where he works as a graphic designer for Bechtel Corporation. Throughout the day, he contributes his creative efforts into marketing, business development, digital media design, and photography. Throughout the night, his heart and artistic sensibility are never far from the ocean and his more personal creative pursuits which have included collaborations with small businesses and charitable fundraising efforts for a handful of non- profit organizations.

“I’m constantly dreaming about my summers surfing in South Jersey where I worked as a screen printer and apparel designer at the Flying Fish Studio outside of pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design degree at Shepherd University. That lifestyle has been a major influence in my work.”

 “I love to travel and experience new things that allow me to surround myself with good music, good food, and good people. I never hesitate to jump on exciting opportunities that let me lend a talented hand. If I’m not surfing, mountain biking, hiking or riding my motorcycle, you can find me in the studio working on my next creative adventure.

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