Mr. Jago ‘Back Talk’ feature at Juxtapoz.com…

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UK based artist Mr. Jago just completed the new ‘Back Talk’ feature with Juxtapoz as part of the set up for our show with him coming up on August 14th. Check out the full feature here.

The works are looking super strong and we’re excited to be hosting the largest collection of works yet from Mr. Jago in the Los Angeles area.

Check out additional shots from Jago’s studio here.

ModArt – A Celebration of 20 Issues & All That Lay Ahead
August 14th – September 4th
Opening Reception: Fri, August 14th, 7-11PM

thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles
323.913.3375
www.thinkspacegallery.com

Brian Viveros print release…

Brian Viveros 'Mess With The Bull'
Brian Viveros 'Mess With The Bull'

BRIAN VIVEROS
“Mess With The Bull”
12×16″ giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag paper
Hand embellished, signed and numbered by the artist
Limited edition of 12 prints – ‘The Dirty Dozen’ (+ 3 artist proofs)
All prints are professionally mounted and framed by Sherman Gallery
LIMIT 1 PER CUSTOMER/ORDER – $400 each plus s&h

Framed image of 'Mess With The Bull'
Framed image of 'Mess With The Bull'

A note from Brian Viveros on the hand embellishment process:
– First what I did is I watered down some acrylic flesh tones and ran it through my custom micron to bring up certain areas bringing this print more to life. I wanted to bring more life to this print as a whole so I worked on each one individually adding to the face and body, just lil’ subtleties ya’ know – not taking away but adding more, something special to each one so its not just your everyday print.

– I then focused on my signature cigarette and eyes adding more detail with white to highlight the lips a little more and the cigarette ash looks even more lit and the eyes I made even deeper and more seductive with a slight touch of black.

– Last I came in with red (“The Blood”) overlaying each rose, her lips and the cape of the bullfighter so that each really pops and adds a little more life and richness to it. Practically bleeding off the paper.

What’s most important is just taking the time to give back & add a little somethin’-somethin’ for those that are purchasing this special print, not to mention the complimentary Spanish bullfighting reddish-black frame to keep her safe. The additions and embellishments are subtle, but it’s just cool and makes it that much more.

Frame closeup
Frame closeup

We’re honored to bring you all this special print. We showcased the original of “Mess With The Bull” at last December’s GenArt Vanguard fair during Art Basel and it was one of the most popular works we brought down to Miami by far.

Please shoot a mail to contact@sourharvest.com now to request your print. There’s been a huge demand for this, and we expect this dirty dozen to sell out quick, so please don’t sleep if you’re serious about wanting one.

Tony Philippou returns to LA this October…

Tony Philippou "Vixen Mary Feels Your Pain"
Tony Philippou "Vixen Mary Feels Your Pain"

Bronx based Tony Philippou is in the thick of things preparing for his debut Los Angeles solo show this October in Thinkspace’s project room (alongside Esao Andrews in the main gallery).

Tony has started a great blog to share his progress with everyone on the show. Check it out below:
http://bronxzooland.blogspot.com/

Tony Philippou
‘Mary In Bronxzooland’

October 9th – October 30th

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct. 9th 7-11PM

Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (near Sunset Junction)
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Mr. Jago cometh…

Mr. Jago
Mr. Jago

Thinkspace is proud to present a very special group show which is being curated by the good folks from ModArt magazine out of Europe. The show helps to celebrate the release of ModArt’s 20th issue and a switch to a new quarterly book-based format. This is going to be one visually arresting show featuring a vast array of artists from around the globe.

UK based Mr. Jago will be the featured artist alongside a group show featuring works from an international lineup consisting of:
Ado Jahic
Bo130
Brooke Reidt
Chris Bourke
Christophe Lambert
Dave The Chimp
El Gato Chimney
Ephameron
Faith 47
Galo
Guillaume Desmarets
Jon Burgerman
KuKula
Landry A. Limbo
Microbo

Morcky
SheOne
Stefan Strumbel
Stephen Smith (aka Neasden Control Centre)
Tim Biskup
Vincent Skoglund
Will Barras
PLUS some surprise guests TBA

ModArt Magazine

No New Enemies

‘Sneak Peek’ of works from Mr. Jago and others featured this August here.

ModArtA Celebration of 20 Issues & All That Lay Ahead

August 14th – September 4th
Opening Reception: Fri, August 14th, 7-11PM

thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd. – Los Angeles, CA 90029 – Tel: 323.913.3375
www.thinkspacegallery.com

Brendan Monroe’s return to LA just around the corner…

Brendan Monroe at HellerThere is a great interview with Brendan Monroe that was recently posted over at SlamXHype that I wanted to give a head’s up to. Check it out here.

Brendan is currently busy getting ready for his upcoming solo show at Richard Heller in Bergamot Station. The pic above is of a work in progress from his studio.

Brendan Monroe
‘New Works’
October 10th, 2009 – November 14th

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct. 10th 5 – 7 pm

http://www.richardhellergallery.com

Keep-A-Breast auction closes today…

Jesse Hotchkiss
Jesse Hotchkiss

A great auction from Keep-A-Breast closes this afternoon. The ‘Generation Pink’ auction will be held this evening in Santa Monica at the Brookdale Senior Living complex. As always, a simply great cause, so please be sure to check out the available casts.

Check out the auction here:
http://www.coloradoelders.com/bslkab/generationpink_westdivision_breast_cast_auction_page.htm

Some amazing deals to be had! Great casts available from Jesse Hotchkiss (shown above), Dan Quintana, Mike Stilkey, Anthony Clarkson, Rebecca Hahn, Jeana Sohn, Nathan DeYoung, Nathan Bell & many more.

Auction closes today at 7PM pst – don’t miss out.

For more info on Keep-A-Breast check out:
http://www.keep-a-breast.org/

Lil’ video from KMNDZ & Ekundayo…

Above is a great video documenting the mural that KMNDZ and Ekundayo rocked out for the ‘Movers & Shakers’ show that took place earlier this year at POVevolving in Chinatown. Shot by Job Alonso, the video came out just great.

Look for much more from both of these guys in the year ahead and if you are down in San Diego this weekend for ComiCon, keep your eyes peeled.