Brooklyn Street Art Talks with BEZT for Beautiful Mess

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 Mess 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 BEZT “Beautiful Mistakes” at Spoke Art NYC

It’s the last week to view BEZT’s “Beautiful Mistakes” at Spoke Art NYC. We’re appreciative of all those who came out to the opening on October 21st and thrilled to share photos of the evening snapped by Lane E. Bird. The exhibition displays incredible new works by BEZT and is on view through November 5th.

For more information on “Beautiful Mistakes” visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

 

‘Beautiful Mistakes’ Debut U.S. solo exhibition from BEZT (Etam Cru)

‘Beautiful Mistakes’
Debut U.S. solo exhibition from
BEZT (Etam Cru)
On view through November 4 at:
Spoke NYC / 210 Rivington Street in New York, NY 10002
Thank you to all of you that came out this past Saturday in NYC and supported our solo show with BEZT from Etam Cru. It was a pleasure to work with our friends at Spoke Art again on this special exhibition. Congrats go out to BEZT as well for an incredible new body of work. The exhibition remains on view through November 4.
BEZT (Etam Cru) - "Together We Will Live Forever"
BEZT
‘Together We Will Live Forever’
Edition of 50
19.6×27.5 inches / 50x70cm
7 color screen print on coventry rag paper
Printed by Serio Press (Los Angeles, CA.)
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
$225
Prints can be purchased here:
BEZT (Etam Cru) - "Beautiful Mistakes" (Print)
BEZT
‘Beautiful Mistakes’
Edition of 75
24×24 inches
Fine art print on 300gsm Moab Somerset Museum Rag
Signed and numbered by the artist
$175
Prints can be purchased here:

BEZT
‘First Four Seconds’
Edition of 125
24×24 inches
Fine art print on 300gsm Moab Somerset Museum Rag
Signed and numbered by the artist
$150
Prints can be purchased here, almost sold out:

First Mural in RAD Napa Project Complete – “Knocking On Heaven’s Door”

The first mural in our curated series of work for RAD Napa is now complete, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” This gorgeous mural is from Bezt of Etam Cru and Natalia Rak. Their first collaborative mural together on the same wall, the two artists styles and voice worked well together creating a breathtaking new piece. The artists captured a unique glow that will ignite the imagination of those riding on the Napa wine trains.  Despite a week of troublesome weather, we are beyond excited to see this piece have come to life and look forward to the RAD Napa multi-year project spanning dozens of walls.

Many thanks to all at RAD Napa, Montana Colors, and Spray Planet for their support of this special project.

Photos courtesy of the talented Birdman Photography.

ADDITIONAL PRESS COVERAGE:

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Viva Art Vegas at Life Is Beautiful

Thinkspace curator Andrew Hosner headed out to Las Vegas last weekend to check out the murals at Life Is Beautiful. The mural element of the music and art festival was curated by our friends over at Just Kids and a few of the Thinkspace family were invited to participate. Bezt, Dulk, and Martin Whatson blessed the buildings of Las Vegas with colorful fun new pieces.

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An art adventure for Hosner would not be complete without exploring some abandoned buildings. Here are some other stops on his Vegas adventure.

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Also on view for the next two years, just outside Las Vegas ‘Seven Magic Mountains’ by Ugo Rondinone is a must see.

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Etam Cru’s ‘GALIMATIAS’ Opening Reception Recap

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru’s first exhibition in America was much anticipated; the gallery receiving requests and calls for information regarding the pieces in the show weeks in advance. Opening this past Saturday, December 12th, the doors to ‘Galimatias’ were delayed as the Thinkspace crew worked hard to wrap up the screen prints, including 10 hand embellished prints by Bezt dropped off only minutes before 6:00 pm.

Print collectors lined up outside hours ahead of doors with snacks and coffee in hand, who knew the art world would see its own form of tailgating. Before the end of the night not only was the show sold out, but so was the screen print ‘Final Frontier’ by Sainer, ‘Boy’s Dream’ by Bezt, and ‘The Backyard Gang’ giclees by Sainer.

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

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Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

Etam Cru GALIMATIAS Opening Reception

The show is now on view till January 16, 2016; please check the Thinkspace Gallery website for holiday hours. Make sure to check out Etam Cru’s interview in January’s Juxtapoz available now and check back for shots of their fresh mural going up in Downtown LA with Branded Arts.