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
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.
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.
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.
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.
An art adventure for Hosner would not be complete without exploring some abandoned buildings. Here are some other stops on his Vegas adventure.
Also on view for the next two years, just outside Las Vegas ‘Seven Magic Mountains’ by Ugo Rondinone is a must see.
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.
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.