Pow! Wow! has grown into an international movement bringing their vision of art and collaboration to cities around the world. Yet, it is Pow! Wow! Hawaii that has an electric energy that can’t be measured as the heart beats harder at home. We are honored to have taken part in Pow! Wow! Hawaii for the fourth consecutive year and we still have some amazing pieces available. Big mahalo to all that make Pow! Wow! Hawaii happen!
Redefined Media did a fantastic job capturing the weeklong event and what Pow! Wow! is really all about.
Video directed by Andrew Tran of Redefined.Media in collaboration with Cory Stephen Martin.
Additional Footage from Jonas Maon.
ODESZA – Kusanagi
Nomadic Firs – Cover Bombs (ODESZA Edit)
Steve Aoki – Just Hold On
We’re excited to share the completed mural ‘Chromadynamica’ from Felipe Pantone for the RAD Napa mural project in Napa, California curated by Thinkspace Gallery. The project is sponsored by the Wine Train and the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
Photos courtesy of project documentarian Birdman photos.
Thinkspace Family artist Cinta Vidal completed a stunning mural at the Honolulu Museum of Art during Pow! Wow! Hawaii this year that we were honored to curate. The above video documents the creation of this mural in addition to an interview with Cinta about her inspiration. We’re excited to see Cinta Vidal in action again in a few weeks as she works on a featured installation for Juxtapozed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Thinkspace family artist Troy Lovegates is featured in the March issues of Juxtapoz magazine. The issue is available on newsstands now and you can get a taste of the interview over on Juxtapoz.com. We love Troy’s unique way of translating his street art style into a gallery aesthetic with drawings, paintings, and sculptures. All available artwork from Troy Lovegates can be viewed on the Thinkspace Gallery website.
With murals scattered around the globe, what do you enjoy most about painting large scale, and is there any one piece that you took the most pleasure in doing?
A lot of days I start heading to my studio to work and don’t want to go inside. Instead, I end up just wandering all day. I hate being indoors. Studios are lonely boxes. Being an artist is one lonely ass thing to become. Being outside painting is a marriage of painting and fresh air. I love it. The last mural I painted in Toronto was 13 pillars with 13 locals painted on them. I took images of people who passed through the park and painted them. I really enjoyed how the community embraced the wall. People would come by with food and drinks just to talk for hours. That just doesn’t happen at my studio.
Wide Walls published an interview with artists Laurence Vallieres. We’re excited to have Vallieres as a featured installation artist at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition Juxtapozed. The exhibition is co-curated by Thinkspace Gallery, Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery, and Adjunct Curator of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Josef Zimmerman.
The exhibition is, “A continuation of Thinkspace’s mutually reinforced mission to garner institutional exposure and recognition for New Contemporary Art, its history, founders, key players, and artists, the exhibitions celebrate the impact of its most enduring media platforms, Juxtapoz Magazine, and the work of one of its most iconic trailblazers. Now widely considered the largest and longest running art movement in history, the New Contemporary Art Movement encompasses everything from Street Art and Muralism to Pop Surrealism and Hyperrealism.”
AMM: What influences outside the visual arts inspire and impact your approach to making work?
SL: Oh lots of things. I think there’s a ton of amazing art happening right now, but I’d say that most of my influences come from elsewhere. Books and movies, particularly science fiction. Cartoons, both contemporary and the ones I watched growing up. I listen to a lot of music in the studio which sometimes sets the tone for what I’m working on. I also like to get out and walk around when I can, especially places far from home. Seeing new things gets me back in the mind set of my astronaut.
Artists were asked to contribute 12 x 12″ pieces leading to a visually conforming display of works. Rounding things out was a showcase for Shok-1 (seen below) and a Homer Simpson x Banksy parody installation by Oak Oak (seen above). – Arrested Motion