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

Pedro Matos 'Twilight of the Idols' - Oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas - 20x20"

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

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Pedro Matos

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece for Thinkspace’s 5 Year Anniversary Show is a 20 x 20 inch Oil, Acrylic and Aerosol painting on canvas. It’s a figurative painting portraying an old lady with a hat, glasses and she’s both crying and smiling at the same time.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I hadn’t started painting until 2006, so I guess that when Thinkspace started I was dedicating most of my time and energy into Skateboarding. One year later Skateboarding and people like Ed Templeton made the connection from Skateboarding into art and that’s when I started painting.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
I am not sure there are 5 things I couldn’t live without in my studio, but I’d say that Music is a must and it’s a good motivation when friends show up.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to be living a happy and fulfilling life both as a person and artist. The past five years have been an amazing ride so I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me!

What have you got coming up in 2011?
My major plan for 2011 is my second solo show. It will be the first in the US and it’s at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. I am also co-owner/co-director of YellowPants Gallery and we will have some great shows in Lisbon including artists such as WK Interact, Buff Monster, Dave Kinsey, Sickboy, Mr. Jago, Fefe Talavera, etc. After that it will be a solo with Thinkspace in 2012.

Artist website: www.pedromatos.org

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 Brett Amory – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Brett Amory 'Waiting #63" - Oil on wood panel - 48x48"

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

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Brett Amory

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I will be putting “Waiting#63” in the anniversary show. This painting is part of my “Waiting Night” series. I took the pic for the reference when I was down in LA for my solo at Thinkspace last June. I was in Fulerton with Julianne Yates from Gallery Heist and we stopped at this old retro diner to get some food. The place made me feel like I was in another time. It had this melancholy feeling like it didn’t belong in the world as we know it. It was perfect for the “Waiting” series. I had Julianne pose in front for awhile till she was able to express the emotion of the place.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I had just graduated from art school and was starting to show in galleries.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Brushes Paint Terpentine Computer Music

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
As an artist I just want to go bigger. Bigger ideas, bigger work, bigger spaces. In 5 years I really hope I have the the means of doing my work on a very large scale. I want to awaken the viewer to a new state of consciousness and bring them to the now while looking at my work. To do this I feel the work has to be larger than life. Paintings with ten foot figures and larger than life environments. I hope to have the means to do this work and big enough spaces to show it in.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I will be in a three person show at Thinkspace in January and a three person show at Bold Hype in January. That’s it so far.

Artist website: www.brettamory.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 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