Pop Life // Friday, November 13, 2015
Being recently featured in the pages of Juxtapoz, we were excited to check out Brian Viveros' takeover of Thinkspace gallery last Saturday.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
“You’re built like a car, you’ve got a hubcap diamond star halo, you’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl.” Credit T. Rex for singing what they mean and Brian M. Viveros for painting what he likes. No women tied to railroad tracks, waiting to be rescued. Like Robert Williams, Viveros extols an idealized female image to portray beauty and strength, with no apologies.
Pop Life // Monday, September 14, 2015
This past weekend in Culver City, Thinkspace Gallery opened the great group/themed exhibition, The Gilded Age, featuring the works of Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and Joao Ruas. We did an entire feature on the exhibition in our September 2015 issue, which you can read here, and on Saturday night, we headed to the opening to see the people, see the art, and get gilded.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The Gilded Age, as coined by Mark Twain, rose from the settling smoke and blood-soaked fields of the Civil War. Many factories built for military endeavors were repurposed for new manufacturing. Industry developed at a fierce pace. Veins of railroads rippled across the musculature of the country. Along with demand for gold, steel and oil, this created a significant rise in America’s economic wealth. By the early 1900s, the US became the largest industrial nation in the world. Immigration swelled; wealth, however, belonged to the few. Ruthless business men controlled it, creating social and economic disparity, where chasms of poverty were obscured by a golden glow.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 13, 2015
This one should be good. Brazilian designer, illustrator and artist Fernando Chamarelli will open a new solo show, Secret Code, at Thinkspace on August 15, the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. We have been following his progress on Instagram as he has set up the show, and this looks like a solid one. Lots of colors, lots of details, lots hybrid human-creatures, go get it.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room are new works by UK-based artist Carl Cashman in An Edited Version of Life. Cashman creates vibrant neon colored op-art, a genre he has coined “neometry”, or neon geometry. The works are hypnotic, at times bordering on the hallucinatory, and blur the distinction between digital and analogue forms. Entirely executed by hand, the paintings are crisp, precise and graphically decisive, though clearly hand crafted rather than digitally produced.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 11, 2015
Dedicated to the energy and strength of its growing visibility and recognition, Invisible College explores the aesthetics of a movement that has devised its own course; one that has been largely defined outside of institutional contexts...
Pop Life // Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The tightly painted, skate-inspired work of the Low Bros deck the walls of their first LA solo show at Thinkspace gallery. With special guests Nychos, Woes Martin, and Jeff Soto in attendance. Take a look at the photos from last Saturday evening.
Street Art // Saturday, June 20, 2015
Opening today in the Thinkspace project room is #WhereWeBeelong featuring new works by LA based artist Bumblebeelovesyou. Known for his iconic street art pieces of playful children set in urban contexts, Bumblebee draws from a nostalgic love of childhood memory and its simplicity. Invested in the communicative power of imagery, he brings a poignant vision of innocence to life by drawing our attention to its displacement.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
We are hyped to see our friends (and past featured artists) Low Bros get a solo show at Thinkspace in Culver City that opens this weekend, June 20, 2015. The Low Bros have been such staples in both the mural/street art scene as well as creating these awesomely nostaglic artworks that almost make them seem like they are SoCal kids. No, this is a German-based duo, and it looks like they knocked it out of the park again.