Brooklyn Street Art Talks with BEZT for Beautiful Mistakes

Bezt Etam. “Beautiful Mistakes”. The artist is pictured here looking at his self-portrait. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art connected with Bezt while in New York for the exhibition Beautiful Mistakes at Spoke Art NYC. The feature is a great piece that walks with Bezt as he discusses the work in the show in addition to his creative process with longtime collaborator Sainer (who work as a duo under the moniker Etam Cru), visit the Brooklyn Street Art website for the full article.

Sometimes a portrait is actually the means to an end, rather than the focal point, just so he has the opportunity to paint something new. “For example the painting with the woman and the daughter piece, that one with the house. I wanted to paint the trees! I had a night photo of the trees and I said ‘Okay, I need an idea so I can paint the trees.’ – Brooklyn Street Art

Visit the Brooklyn Street Art website for the full piece.

Opening Reception of ICY and SOT’s HUMAN (NATURE)

Icy and Sot’s first solo exhibition with Thinkspace Projects, Human (Nature) was a complete space takeover. The exhibition included a fish tank installation and a wide arrange of work showing the breadth of the duo’s talents. The intricate stencils on canvas are hypnotizing portraits that play optical illusions on the viewer.  The internationally acclaimed Iranian artists, now based in Brooklyn use art as a form of activism and address the heartbreaking damage inflicted on the planet. A cry to us all to take responsibility and fight on behalf of the defenseless creatures and life that encompass what we define as nature.

Phoenix New Times Interviews Robert Williams

Robert William’s ‘SLANG Aesthetics!‘ currently on view in Mesa, Arizona at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, grabbed the attention of the Phoenix New Times who connected with Williams for a ten question interview. Read the full interview on the Phoenix New Times website.

Are you part of a specific art movement?
I belong to an arts movement that’s kind of undefinable. It’s kind of a feral art movement of realists that have been scourged and put themselves back together over the past 30 years. It’s been difficult to be a realist since World War II, because abstract expressionism has cramped realism, and pushed it towards illustration.

When I was an art student in the early ‘60s, you were either an abstract realist or you weren’t anything. But a lot of mangy characters have come back to realism through surfer art, hot rod culture, skateboard art, and tattoos. The art world put its foot on the neck of those things, and I’m an evil product of that.

I’m considered the father of lowbrow art, although it’s not a great term. A lot of young artists prefer the term pop surrealism, but that’s not applicable to me. I’m just left in the bushes, in the wilderness on my own.

SPOKE NYC & THINKSPACE GALLERY PRESENT LAX/JFK

 

LAX/JFK
a 40+ artist group show curated by Thinkspace
Opening Reception: November 11th, 6 – 9pm
On view: November 11th – 26th, 2017

SPOKE NYC is pleased to present LAX/JFK, a group exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace. This comprehensive exhibition is Thinkspace’s eleventh iteration of its widely respected traveling series, which will bring Thinkspace’s unique focus on the New Contemporary Art Movement to New York City.

Featuring over forty artists, LAX/JFK will include a mini solo exhibition by Matthew Grabelsky, comprised of 8 new oil paintings from his subway series as well as a new limited edition print. The exhibition will showcase over 50 new works from some of the top artists working in the New Contemporary Movement.

“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner has stated.

Please join us Saturday, November 11th from 6 – 9 pm for the opening reception of LAX/JFK. Complimentary beverages will be served and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information or additional images, please email us at nyc@spoke-art.com.

Participating Artists Include:
Abigail Goldman | Alvaro Naddeo | Anthony Ausgang | Ben Frost
Bob Dob (collaboration with Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins | Carl Cashman | Carlos Ramirez
Christopher Konecki | Collin van der Slujis | Derek Gores | Drew Merritt | Ekundayo
Erica Rose Levine | Evoca | Frank Gonzales | Jacub Gagnon | Jason Seife | Jaune
Joram Roukes | Jose Mertz | Joseph Martinez | Juan Travieso | Kaili Smith | Ken Flewellyn Kisung Koh | Mari Inukai | Martin Whatson | Matthew Crumpton | Matthew Grabelsky
Mwanel Pierre-Louis | Nosego | OakOak | Oneq | Sean Mahan | Sebastian Wahl
Seth Armstrong | Slinkachu | Snik | Stikman | Super A | Syd Bee

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WHAT : LAX/JFK – a 40+ artist group show curated by Thinkspace Gallery

WHEN : Opening Reception: November 11th, 6 – 9 pm / On view: November 11th – 26th, 2017

WHERE : SPOKE NYC – 210 Rivington Street NYC 10002
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ABOUT THE GALLERY | SPOKE NYC + SF

SPOKE is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists.
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ABOUT THE GALLERY | THINKSPACE

Founded in Los Angeles in 2005, and located in the Culver City art district since 2009, Thinkspace was established with a commitment to the promotion and dissemination of young and emerging art. The gallery is a catalytic conduit for the emerging New Contemporary art scene, and is dedicated to the exposure of its tenets and its artists. As a haven for talent, and a venue founded in passion, conviction, and community, the gallery’s mandate is rooted in projections for its future longevity.
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Moniker Art Fair 2017 Official Video

A quick two-minute tour of the Moniker International Art Fair with flashes of Audrey Kawasaki, Cinta Vidal, Dulk, Kevin Peterson, Telmo Miel and more.

Visit the Thinkspace Gallery website to view available pieces from the Moniker International Art Fair.

 

Andrew Hosner Featured In GRAFFITI ART MAGAZINE

We feel a great sense of pride seeing the artists we represent interviewed in the pages of our favorite art magazine, so when one of our co-owners gets some attention, it puts us over the moon. We’re extremely excited to share Andrew Hosner, Thinkspace Gallery co-owner and curator’s 10-page spread in French publication Graffiti Art Magazines. The article discusses how Andrew’s background in the music industry informs his approach to the art world.  You can view a PDF version of the article here, Andrew Hosner L’amplificateur.”  

Brian M. Viveros Studio Visit for Moniker Featured on Juxtapoz

Brian M. Viveros’s latest body of work Bulletproof is being shipped off to Moniker International Art Fair, and Juxtapoz has the studio visit with a sneak peek of what’s in the container.  Jump over to Juxtapoz.com for the full story and studio visit.