‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with KuKula- Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

KuKula's piece for Thinkspace's 5 Year Anniversary Show

“To celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary, Thinkspace Gallery is putting on the mother of all shows.” – MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with KuKula

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ’5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I feel like maybe in some place this is a self portrait. I was trying to find a pose that make it unclear if she’s flying in the sky or is she actually falling. She have a funky umbrella because she’s waiting for the rain, all in her nicest silk shoes which surly will go bad if they’ll get wet, just anther wrong shoes calculation…and of course like in every classic nightmare dream, she doesn’t wear a top on.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
5 years ago I was only living in the States for less then a year. Was ironing drawings on T-shirts and selling them in boutiques. I’m not sure if I even made any paintings then… maybe I hade my first show in a store in Berkeley then.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
I couldn’t live with out my collections: books and magazines, antique dolls, shoes and vintage cloth, movies, and my husband.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
All I can think about when I look at the future is that I won’t be sick and I’ll have all my limbs attached… that will be great!

What have you got coming up in 2011?
For 2011 I’ll have only one solo show. I’m also working with an Israeli fashion company on a little collection together and I hope to work on my French.

Artist website: www.kukulaland.com

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Lindsey Carr – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Lindsey Carr 'Dukkha' - Acrylic, ink and watercolor on 300gsm paper

“To celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary, Thinkspace Gallery is putting on the mother of all shows.” – MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Lindsey Carr

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
The piece is named Dukkha and is inspired by 19th Century Chinese bird and flower paintings which were made for export to England. I love their strange mix of oriental and western sensibilities. The flowers are Magnolias with a central Lotus flower and among its leaves are European Bee Eaters doing some of the basic activities necessary for survival. The term Dukkha is sanskrit and usually translates as ‘suffering’ but some say it is better translated as ‘Unease’ – it’s a commonly used term in Buddhist philosophy.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I moved from London to Scotland and started painting again after many, many years!

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Aside from obvious things like paints and paper:
Kitchen roll. Clean water. A mirror. Good reference materials. An audio book.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Alive and well and painting all the time.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
My first solo show! Which is in the UK in February at Imagine Gallery and then I’ll be in your project room in September! Which i’m thoroughly excited about.

Artist website: http://pickle-town.typepad.com/lindsey_carr/

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

One of the new works from Johnny "KMNDZ" Rodriguez that will be included in his featured installation as part of Thinkspace's 5 Year Anniversary show

“To celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary, Thinkspace Gallery is putting on the mother of all shows.” – MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
Well it’s bad ass… oh and its about how heavy God’s love is for us… sho’ nuff.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was teaching my self how to paint.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
The noise my kids make, candy, head phones, spray bottle, and rags.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to be five times the better painter.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
Solo show up at Fifty24SF in April… and if I can stay healthy, I’ll fight in the World Jiu-jitsu championships… holla!

Artist website: http://kmndz.com/

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Craig “Skibs” Barker – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Craig "Skibs" Barker - 'I Can Not Change The Future But I'll Find You If You're Gone' - Oil and mixed media

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Craig “Skibs” Barker

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece is an expansion of my previous work exploring interpersonal relationships, and non-verbal communication. With inspiration taken from pop culture, literature, music and printed material I combine figurative, abstract, and mixed media styles to explore these relationships and unspoken conversations.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
In 2005 I was finishing my painting degree from CSUF and was just beginning to show my mixed media paintings. Also, with some help from Jason Maloney, began showing my work at the Cannibal Flower shows in LA.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
1. Paint 2. Brushes 3. Respirator 4. Music 5. Comfortable chair

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Happy and healthy with painting as my only job, and making a living at it!!!

What have you got coming up in 2011?
My main focus for 2011 is a 3 person show I will be in at Thinkspace Gallery in March with Derek Gores, Liz Brizzi and myself.

Artist website: www.skibsart.com
Artist blog: http://skibsart.blogspot.com/

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Tran Nguyen – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Tran Nguyen 'As We Procure A Hazy Memory' - Acrylic and graphite on Rives BFK paper

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Tran Nguyen

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
– “As We Procure a Hazy Memory” focuses on the occasions in which we try to remind ourselves of a certain memory buried too deep to distinguish vividly. Instead, the memory is hazy, dim, and mysterious with little definition. This act is universal to us and no matter how hard we may try, procuring memories this deep can never be fully retrieved. Thus, continues to wander in our minds and on the “tip of our tongues.”

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
– Crazy, I graduated from high school in ’05, living the careless life of a teen.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
– My Escoda brush, computer, a pillow, art/reference books, and some company every now and then.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
– Out of debt, haha.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
– For the main entree, I have a huge solo coming up (at Thinkspace July ’11), and for the side dishes, some spectacular group shows.

Artist website: http://studentpages.scad.edu/~tnguye25/

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Jacub Gagnon – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Jacub Gagnon 'Elementary, Deer Watson' - Acrylic on canvas

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Jacub Gagnon

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece, “Elementary, Deer Watson” is not only the title but is the (unspoken) dialogue between the stag to its young buck. A remark from the fatherly stag to the buck explaining the natural order in becoming an adult, which in this case is the rudimentary transformation into more than just a deer, but in fact a hot-air balloon/deer hybrid. Some thoughts that crossed my mind while working on this piece were, father son relations, animal comradery and the unnatural state of nature. Of course this is my thought process and story I’ve attached to the piece and I am always interested and pleasantly intrigued when I hear another give a different interpretation on it.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
At the beginning of 2005 I was still in high school and not really sure what I wanted to do with my life. Shortly after I decided to go to Art College and come that September had started my first year at OCAD in Toronto.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
-Lots of lighting for those late nights
-Lots of artwork hung on the walls
-My computer
-Music, audiobooks, movies and of course my seasons of South Park that have got me through many long nights!
-Although I am currently living without one, I would say a pet is a must!

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to continue my art career and possibly move to a new city for a change in scenery and atmosphere.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’ll be in a 2 man show at Thinkspace Gallery with Yosuke Ueno in the spring which I am really excited for. Beyond that doing some group shows and hopefully picking up some more commission work along the way.

Artist website: www.jacubgagnon.com

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Fernando Chamarelli – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Fernando Chamarelli's new piece for Thinkspace's 5 Year Anniversary Show

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Fernando Chamarelli

Tell us a little bit about your piece is Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show ‘this November?
For this show I wanted to do something special, with a new color combination. This painting is a little different from other recent paintings of mine, but I liked the result.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was at university, in the midst of my graphic design class. I didn’t think I would start painting two years later and that the art would be so important in my life.

Name five things you can not live without in your studio?
Music, brushes, music, acrylic paint and music

Where do you hope to be five years from now?
Perhaps in another city, but I do not know, I usually do not have many plans for the future. I just paint and things happen. My art guide my life.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
Some exhibitions here in Brazil and the USA, including my debut LA solo show with Thinkspace in August.

Artist website: www.myspace.com/chamarelli

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com