Nosego Opening Night Coverage from HI-FRUCTOSE

hi fructose nosego

Hi-Fructose’s coverage of Nosego’s ‘Along Infinite River’ is insightful into the work and the artists. Check out the full story on their website now.

Animals in Nosego’s work also hold emotional symbolism for the artist, who uses them as motifs to express his different feelings. When transmuted together, they also come to represent the never-ending connectivity that can be found within nature.

New Nosego Prints Available

Nosego Prints

The new Nosego prints, which were released during ‘Along Infinite River’, are now available through our new and improved print site. Please see below for details on the available prints.

That's Place Nosego
Nosego
‘That Place’
Edition of 75
18×24 inches (46x61cm)
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
$75
All This Bliss Nosego
Nosego
‘All This Bliss’
Edition of 75
16×16 inches (41x41cm)
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
$60

Spot Thinkspace Artists at Murals in the Market presented by 1XRun

1xrun murals in the market

Our friends in Detroit, 1xRun/Inner State Gallery, are coordinating a fantastic mural project in Detroit’s Eastern Market district, Murals in the Market. Thinkspace artists Meggs has already completed his mural for the project and Nosego, who’s new work is currently on view in our main room, will be creating a mural later this year. Please visit 1xRun’s website for more details on Murals in the Market, this is a must participate month long event.

“September of 2015 will be a month to remember as Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market District will be the epicenter of the burgeoning public art movement.” – 1xRun

meggs and flowers

‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ Extended!

Vitality and Verve extended

We’re thrilled the share the Long Beach Museum of Art has extended ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ an additional month till October 25th. If you have yet to be convinced to make the trip down to Long Beach for this monumental exhibition, here is the press round up of the show highlighting the fantastic work and its importance to the post-contemporary art movement.

Artist Meggs, who created a triptych throughout the museum, describes his pieces in his own words.

‘Not the Enemy’ my 3-part installation represents the misconceptions, fears and negative stigmas associated with graffiti culture. 

When institutions begin to recognise the social and artistic importance of this movement, its also important to recognise and understand the roots of that movement and the broad spectrum of people & practices it involves. Several weeks prior to this monumental show, unarmed 19 year old Hector Morejon was shot & killed by police in Long Beach whilst allegedly painting graffiti in an abandoned building.

One of two teens killed in Long Beach in so many months. As an artist who has explored and painted in abandoned buildings myself, I felt it was important to recognise this tragic event and how unnecessarily extreme this course of action was, as is much of the negative social stigma and over-inflated harsh legal penalties associated with Graffiti Art.

This is also part of a larger problem, the treatment and violence towards unarmed citizens in the US. 

No doubt police and lawmakers have a hard job to do, but the re-occurrence and number of these ‘unarmed’ shootings is evidence that current practices and policies must be changed to end community tensions and avoid more unnecessary deaths.

 

 

Meggs LBMA 1

Meggs LBMA 2

 

Meggs LBMA 3

Drew Leshko Press Round Up

Drew Leshko New Work

Drew Leshko, currently showing new work in the Thinkspace Gallery office, has been receiving lots of great press across the internet. Here is a quick round up of links to more stories on Drew Leshko. Make sure to take a look at our interview with Drew where he goes into great detail over his process to create his miniature dumpster sculptures.

Beautiful Decay / ‘Drew Leshko’s Miniature Buildings Are A Study Of Neighborhood Gentrification

Dangerous Minds / ‘Miniature Recreations of Philadelphia’s Vanishing Urban Artifacts

Design Blendz / ‘Miniature Philadelphia

Hi-Fructose / ‘Drew Leshko Preserves Daily Urban Life in Paper Sculptures

Opening Reception of Nosego ‘Along Infinite River’ and Brian Mashburn ‘Witness’ exhibitions

along infinite river

Saturday, July 18th, Thinkspace Gallery hosted an opening reception for Nosego’s “Along Infinite River” and Brian Mashburn’s “Witness”, along with new works by Drew Leshko in the office. We released three prints that night, one from Brian Mashburn and two from Nosego that will be available on thinkspaceprints.com in the next few days. Please follow Thinkspace Gallery’s social media sites for updates. The new exhibitions will be on view till August 8th.

nosego mural

nosego main room

nosego hand

Nosego infront of piece

brian mashburn infront of work

brain mashburn flamingo

brian mashburn print

photo of a painting

black book nosego

observing work

thinkspace room

david and drew

thinkspace family

Coming in August – New Works by Fernando Chamarelli ‘Secret Code’

Fernando Chamarelli

Fernando Chamarelli – Secret Code
August 15th – September 5th, 2015

Thinkspace (Los Angeles) – is pleased to present new works by Brazilian designer, illustrator and artist Fernando Chamarelli in Secret Code, the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Chamarelli combines diverse graphic and cultural references to produce stunningly dense acrylic paintings. His distinctive use of line work and color reflect an eclectic graphic sensibility informed by everything from design, tattoos, street art and ancient history. Schooled in graphic design, Chamarelli creates complex mosaic like surfaces, filled with hybrid imagery and symbolism he has drawn from the varied aggregate of aesthetics, visual cultures and philosophies that inspire him. Recurring references in his works include Brazilian culture and music, astrology, occultism, and ancient pre-Columbian cultures. He creates an immersive and storied visual world that with each revisitation offers a new discovery. By merging contemporary influences with ancient and historical elements, Chamarelli creates a visual language that suspends past and present.

Inspired by his Brazilian heritage, Chamarelli channels the disparateness of his cultural environment through his work, tapping into his country’s rich history of contrasts and coexisting diversities. He incorporates elements of Brazilian folklore, carnival, indigenous costume and myth, while borrowing imagery from Aztec, Incan and Mayan histories, among others. Fascinated by sacred geometries and the symbology of ancient cultures, Chamarelli builds beautifully anomalous and surreal iconographies with hidden meanings and intersecting significations. By drawing from different philosophies, and seemingly divergent aesthetics, he creates something entirely transformed from the appropriated parts of existing traditions.

Chamarelli’s works are filled with mystical creatures, organic flora, totemic animals and geometric motifs, knit together in dense interconnected compositions that are brought to life with vibrantly psychedelic color palettes. These compositions are thick with visual information, line, shapes, geometries and figures. Their individual parts, however, are completely absorbed and integrated into the whole of an indivisible design. Incredibly stylized and optically intricate, the work at first reads as seamless overall pattern until, upon closer inspection, the elements are disentangled and individuated by the viewer. Chamarelli successfully unites several stories and traditions into a single image, encouraging a multiplicity of tangential readings and discoveries.

As the exhibition title, Secret Code, suggests, Chamarelli’s works present hidden narratives and mysteriously adapted iconographies. Like intricately constructed tessellations, each minute element in each composition is an integral piece of a larger puzzle. The cryptic symbolism of these works feels somehow infinite and universal; simultaneously contemporary and ancient, historical and yet entirely new. Chamarelli offers us a dense and evasive world of appropriated histories, and inventive new ones, all held together by the harmony of beautifully continuous and uninterrupted lines.