Thinkspace family artists Telmo Miel just completed another moving mural ‘Not As Creepy as I Seem’ in Dordrecht, Holland. Here is the inspiration behind the piece in the artists’ own words.
“The picture we used as reference was from an old photo database, that had pictures of people in Dordrecht in the 1930-1940s. This particular girl we saw perfectly fitted this wall, and because of the fact the girl was from there we could not resist using it as a base for our concept.
By looking at those photo’s we realized the overall feel of photography drastically changed over the decades. Nowadays people use their phones or in luxurious circumstances they hire a photographer for family portraits. But the feel is usually happy, smiling, or with a duckface here and there. The database we went through was filled with serious people in a clothing style that referred more to modern day horror films than wholesome family life.
In every case, there is a kind of easily misinterpret-able factor ‘appearance’. She isn’t creepy though. Just like I’m not always angry, although I maybe appear to be.”
Make sure to check out their current exhibition at the Fullerton Museum Center ‘Lost and Not Found’
in its final days. The exhibition features a mural and a few original works by the artists closes November 27th.
We’re excited to announce that Telmo Miel’s “Lost and Not Found” exhibition at the Fullerton Museum Center has been extended to November 27th. The exhibition displays new work by the Netherland duo and a site-specific mural. To view all the work on online, you can visit the Thinkspace Gallery website here.
Prolific artistic duo Telmo Miel has had a busy summer! They kicked off their season of murals at POW! WOW! Long Beach in conjunction with their piece for “Vitality in Verve in the Third Dimension” at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Before heading back over the Atlantic, Telmo Miel painted another fantastic mural piece at the Fullerton Museum Center for their mini exhibition “Lost and Not Found”. Once back in Europe, they hopped from country to country creating new pieces in 4 different countries from Italy to Norway. Absolutely killing it with 7 murals in 3 months, and we don’t anticipate them slowing down.
Make sure to catch Telmo Miel’s exhibition “Lost and Not Found” at the Fullerton Museum Center in the Foyer Gallery before it closes next Saturday, September 24th. Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website from more information on Telmo Miel and view all available work from the artists here. Now let’s scroll through their amazing pieces; title and location is above the photos.
“Far From Tired” – Long Beach, CA | Pow! Wow! Long Beach
“Strange to Us, Normal To Others” – Long Beach, CA | Vitality & Verve : In The Third Dimension
“KU” – Norway |UGANGprosjektet
‘Når jeg blir Stor’ (When I Grow Up) – Drammen, Norway | UGANGprosjektet
“Proud Parronts” – Refugee Camp in Dortmund, Germany | 44309 Street Art Gallery
“Eleventeen” – Pertuis, France | ArtWork Festival
“Half Way Here” – Civitanova, Italy | Anime De Strada
“Rarely Tidy” – Fullerton, CA | Fullerton Museum Center
The Fullerton Museum and the Dutch Consulate present:
Showcasing a new mural within the museum alongside six new works on linen
Curated by Thinkspace Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 21 5-7PM
Two weeks from today, The Fullerton Museum Center in conjunction with the Dutch Consulate and Thinkspace are happy to present a small showcase featuring the works of artistic duo Telmo Miel.
Telmo Miel are a muralist and image-making duo from the Netherlands, Telmo Miel is Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann. They have worked together since meeting at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2007, officially becoming Telmo Miel in 2012. Their murals are both surreal and realistically rendered, with a tremendous amount of detail and vibrant color. Able to work fairly seamlessly, their styles have combined to such an extent that they’re able to execute multiple areas in tandem, exchanging places and completing each other’s work. They often execute their pieces on a monumental scale, creating huge architecturally sized spray-paint paintings on building façades. Combining multiple elements in a single composition, they layer references to the human and animal worlds to create complex creatures and fantastic scenarios. With positivity, humor and a touch of the romantic, their work is arresting and epic.
July 21st through September 25th, 2016
Taking Place At:
Fullerton Museum Center
310 N. Pomona Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832