“Act 1: Warped Passage” Covered in Arrested Motion

Arrested Motion Curiot

Arrested Motion stopped by the opening of Curiot’s Act 1: Warped Passage, jump over to their website to see the full story.

“Although still heavily inspired by Mexican folklore, handicraft traditions, textiles, and patterns, the new works are stepping further towards a futuristic, sci-fi feel. Pushing the mythological and surreal to new limits, the fresh vibrant works are simultaneously ancient and contemporary, often bordering with abstraction.” – Arrested Motion

Opening Reception for “Act 1: Warped Passage”, “Breaking Point”, & “Destroy’ed and Rebuilt”

Act 1 : Warped Passages, Breaking Point,

The problem with hyperbole is when you abuse it and then actually need to describe something, but the word you’ve abused, like transform now means nothing. I’ve stated Thinkspace Gallery’s main room has been transformed by our artists, and in one respect they have setting the tone for the gallery’s atmosphere with their latest body of work. But Curiot truly has transformed the space and has made our gallery unrecognizable, complete with a fur room, pink room, and purple floors. Last, Saturday, May 28th the gallery opened with a line and a small delay to doors as we prepared for the drop of two prints; one from Curiot and the second from our project room artist James Bullough.

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Print Signing Curiot and James Bullough

The entire night was vibrating with an electric energy fueled by the vision of Curiot’s world, James Bullough’s work celebrating the body in motion , and UR New York’s resourceful work manipulating found pieces into fine art. Curiot’s Act 1: Warped Passage, James’s Bullough’s Breaking Point, and UR New York’s Destroy’ed and Rebuilt are on view till June 18th.  If you are in a 2 hour drive time radius of Culver City and have an inkling to see this exhibition, know that you will regret missing it if you don’t come in.  Also, please wear socks, no shoes on the fur.

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Curiot Warped Passage

Curiot Warped Passage

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Curiot Warped Passage

Curiot Warped Passage

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Curiot Warped Passage

Curiot Warped Passage

Curiot Warped Passage

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Curiot Warped Passage

James Bullough

James Bullough

James Bullough

James Bullough

James Bullough

James Bullough

James Bullough

James Bullough

UR New York

UR New York

UR New York

UR New York

UR New York

Curiot Warped Passage

Opening reception photos courtesy of Birdman

Curiot’s Works In Progress for “Act 1: Warped Passage”

Curiot Works In Progress

Curiot has been transforming Thinkspace Gallery’s main room for his exhibition “Act 1: Warped Passage” opening this Saturday, May 27th. The inspiration for the show in Curiot’s words, “The strangeness of life and this question of what is real, are we all just part one highly elaborate simulation? Some little kids project from some super advanced race.”

Read our full interview with Curiot and view a few of the works in progress below.

Curiot Works In Progress

Curiot Works In Progress

#wip “Burning Skies v.8” #laxlhr @thinkspace_art @stolenspacegallery #🔥⛅️🌞🌀

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Thinkspace Family on Instagram: RFK Mural Edition

On Instagram, you will always find us posting sneak peeks, studio shots, and the work of our Thinkspace family from around the world. Follow the accounts of those artists and you’ll get a sneak peak into their lives and creative process. To continue our series, Thinkspace Family on Instagram, we’re highlighting a few of the artists participating in the RFK Mural Festival and our current exhibiting artists Curiot, James Bullough, and UR New York.  The Instagram accounts below are in the following order; Andrew Hem, Jeff Soto, Curiot, James Bullough, and UR New York.

Painting next to @aaronhorkey @davidchoe @esao. #rockthekasbah

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🚨🔷⏩🖲 #act1warpedpassage #thinkspacegallery

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Interview with Curiot for “Act 1: Warped Passage”

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Thinkspace Gallery is proud to present Curiot’s solo exhibition Act 1: Warped Passages, in the gallery’s main room. In anticipation for the show, we have an exclusive interview with Curiot that is a soundbite into the artist’s mind. Short and sweet; discover the inspiration behind the show, a symbolic day in the studio, and what he wishes was invented.

SH: Last year in an interview with The Hundreds, you go into detail about your California upbringing and wanting to move to Mexico, care to share some of that story with our readers here?
C: Yeah, after high school I wasn’t doing much so I decided to move back to Mexico and ended up studying art.

Curiot New Work

Curiot New Work

SH: You’ve mentioned that you’re outside environment and Mexican culture strongly inspires your work, is your studio a blank slate or do you surround yourself with inspiration within the studio as well?
C: I just go with the flow with whatever interests me at the moment. The work itself takes me down different paths, just try to stay open as possible.

SH: What is the inspiration or narrative behind the current exhibition?
C: The strangeness of life and this question of what is real, are we all just part one highly elaborate simulation? Some little kids project from some super advanced race haha.

Curiot New Work

SH: A handful of your pieces involve mixed media and elements of folk art, like weaving or carpentry, did you collaborate on those pieces or teach yourself the trades?
C: I like to make everything myself but there are some exceptions, like the pieces I’ve made in the past that incorporate knitting, my friend Julieta helped me out with that. I try to learn as many skills as I can so I have full control over the creative process.

SH: What does a day in the studio look like?
C: Like a leaf in a pond

Curiot New Work

SH: Your pieces involve a lot of detail from subtle shifts in tones and to different patterns, is it safe to say your process is almost meditative?
C: Very, it’s what I love the most, the loss of time and the thought process that surges from that state.

SH: Favorite Mexican folktale?
C: Popol Vuh, so good!

Curiot New Work

SH: The beasts in your work possess a god like quality and interaction with the human-like figures in your work, can you elaborate on the dynamic of these creatures to the rest of the world they inhabit? Or outline what their presence symbolizes?
C: Always considered them as creatures from the spirit realm.

SH: Favorite Color?
C: It’s always fluctuating, right now it’s lavender before it was indigo haha

SH: What do you wish was invented? Would it help your artwork, your life, or the world?
C: A real fucking spaceship! None of this rocket bs. Let’s see what’s out there!

Curiot New Work

Please join us this Saturday, May 28th from 6-9pm for the Opening Reception of Act 1: Warped Passage. The show will not only feature a collection of new paintings but two new digital editions and an adventurous installation component, including musical accompaniment from Franz (Pira MD Records).   To catch a sneak peak of what is happening inside the gallery, add us on snapchat at thinkspace_art , as we’ve already shared Curiot shopping through yards and yards of brightly colored fabric. What could he be making?

 

Curiot In The Courtyard of The Honolulu Museum of Art

Curiot Mural Pow Wow

Excited to be able to share the final photo of Curiot’s mural for POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016 that he created on the grounds of the Honolulu Museum of Art. The mural will stay up the entire year in the museum’s main courtyard.

We were proud to be able to co-sponsor the adventures and walls from Curiot and Audrey Kawasaki this year and are already planning out things for next year. Aloha to all our friends on Oahu, we can’t wait to come back!

This mural serves as a great lead-in to our big solo show with Curiot coming up on May 28th. More details shared soon!

Photo by Brandon Shigeta

Full details at www.powwowhawaii.com

Mahalo to the entire POW! WOW! Family for making this happen and for all that you do. Until our next adventure together!