Spot Thinkspace Artists at Murals in the Market presented by 1XRun

1xrun murals in the market

Our friends in Detroit, 1xRun/Inner State Gallery, are coordinating a fantastic mural project in Detroit’s Eastern Market district, Murals in the Market. Thinkspace artists Meggs has already completed his mural for the project and Nosego, who’s new work is currently on view in our main room, will be creating a mural later this year. Please visit 1xRun’s website for more details on Murals in the Market, this is a must participate month long event.

“September of 2015 will be a month to remember as Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market District will be the epicenter of the burgeoning public art movement.” – 1xRun

meggs and flowers

Opening Reception of Nosego ‘Along Infinite River’ and Brian Mashburn ‘Witness’ exhibitions

along infinite river

Saturday, July 18th, Thinkspace Gallery hosted an opening reception for Nosego’s “Along Infinite River” and Brian Mashburn’s “Witness”, along with new works by Drew Leshko in the office. We released three prints that night, one from Brian Mashburn and two from Nosego that will be available on thinkspaceprints.com in the next few days. Please follow Thinkspace Gallery’s social media sites for updates. The new exhibitions will be on view till August 8th.

nosego mural

nosego main room

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Nosego infront of piece

brian mashburn infront of work

brain mashburn flamingo

brian mashburn print

photo of a painting

black book nosego

observing work

thinkspace room

david and drew

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Interview with Nosego for “Along Infinite River”

Nosego Murals LBMA

Nosego working on his mural for ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ at Long Beach Museum of Art. 

SH: What inspired your new work for “Along Infinite River”?
NG: There’s a good bit of inspiration from all over the place but ultimately it was based around the idea that we’re all apart of something bigger. The fact that we all have living organisms and communities of bacteria that are apart of us is as if we have little worlds that make us complete. Simultaneously we live in a world amongst other worlds or the possibilities of other worlds. Either way this idea intrigued me and pushed the work forward.

SH: How did your signature creatures come into fruition? When did you feel you developed your artistic voice?
NG: I’m actually not sure what creatures of mine are signature ones, but the inspiration to create them can come from anywhere.

SH: Your work keeps evolving with each new show. It seems you really push yourself whenever you sit down to create. Was there an exceptionally challenging piece in “Along Infinite River”?
NG: I usually notice my flaws in prior work so I try address the things that I think needs improvement in the following work. Ultimately I just want the work to have a feeling. Yeah every piece has a personal challenge I don’t enjoy the work if it comes easy I feel that I learn from the challenges.

Nosego Painting Welcoming

SH: Are you on team provolone or cheese whiz for your Philly Cheese Steak?
NG: Provolone, but I’m not a huge fan of Cheese Steaks*.

SH: Which Ninja Turtle has the most presidential candidate potential?
NG: I would say Michelangelo for president and Donatello for vice.

SH: What do you do when self-doubt or inspiration dry spells hit you?
NG: Keep painting! Only way to get through it.

Welcoming Along Infinite River

SH: What is your process? How long does it take you to finish a single piece?
NG: It varies from piece to piece.

SH: What are your favorite artists at the moment?
NG: Too many to name

Home Nosego

SH: What advice would you give a fledgling artist who looks up to your work?
NG: Enjoy your work and share the work you enjoy.

SH: What is your spirit animal?
NG: I’m still searching.

*Nosego prefers sushi

Sharing Light Nosego

 

New works by Nosego will be on view at Thinkspace Gallery July 18th – August 8th. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6pm. Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more information and to view all available works from ‘Along Infinite River’.

HEAVY DREAMERS with Nosego and Hot Tea

This beautiful short film ‘Heavy Dreamers’  from Jeff Hamada interviews several artists who were invited to create murals and installations at Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Nosego, who’s solo exhibition Along Infinite River opens Saturday July 18 at Thinkspace Gallery, can be seen towards the end of the video. Also, one can see the various manifestations of Hot Tea’s work that are as equally incredible as his installation down at the Long Beach Museum of Art for “Vitality and Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape.” Don’t miss out on Nosego’s opening Saturday and when visiting the Long Beach Museum of Art, explore the surrounding area to discover James Jean’s Pow! Wow! Long Beach mural.

New Works by Nosego for ‘Along Infinite River’ opening July 18th

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Nosego – Along Infinite River
On View July 18th – August 8th

Thinkspace (Los Angeles) – is pleased to present Along Infinite River, featuring new works by Philadelphia based artist Yis Goodwin. An imaginative painter, illustrator and urban muralist known for his work’s unrestrained creativity, Goodwin, or “Nosego”, brings detailed totemic pieces to life. Rich with symbolic suggestion, personal excavation and uninhibited play, his character driven works host countless creature composites, their parts assembled from the fluid intermingling of imaginary worlds. A process inspired by his childhood memory of recombining elements from the characters in his toy box, Nosego creates new forms from borrowed individual parts. Weaving in and out of multiple worlds and references, he combines surreal cartoonish mutations with elements of detailed realism. The resulting bionic universe is made up of anthropomorphic animals, fractured and reassembled figures and spaces, and a child-like nostalgia offset by something darker lurking in adult shadows.

When not creating huge architecturally scaled murals with spray paint, Nosego is working primarily in acrylic on wood panel. Uniting reality with fiction through an intuitive stream of consciousness, he captures his free associations, in defiance of plausible relationships, and playfully allows the works to come to life. A floating wolf head emerges from an orb of flowers, a mountainous expanse is glimpsed through the open mouth of a duck head, a cartoon-like cat emerges high above a forest as a waterfall cascades from its mouth…There are no limits in Nosego’s world and everything is connected. The animals become relatable symbolic vehicles for human impulses and expressions, while the landscapes combine everything from forests to galactic skies.

Nosego’s work conveys something far more profound than inventive “Frankensteining”. It’s personal and explosively emotive. His wonderfully offbeat hybrids of animals, objects and environments are always dynamically evolving; sloughing off and building up new parts and skins before our eyes, revealing a simultaneity of multiple, actively changing, selves. Though an artist who encourages his work to be freely interpreted by the viewer, the idea of capturing a feeling of psychological interconnectedness and continuity is apparent in the work. Movement is literal and figurative, and nothing is static or remains still. Nosego’s work is always shedding layers and pushing new propositions through its newly opened spaces, puzzling together a legion of disparate pieces, places, bodies and selves. Along Infinite River is inspired by this fluidity of consciousness, so integral to Nosego’s process, and by the deeply interconnected nature of life as a journey coming in and out of present and introspective focus.

There is a childlike joy in the way Nosego creates his work; the kind of honest enthusiasm for creation that is so quickly consumed by the cynicism of adulthood. He captures this indiscriminate creative impulse, commingling play with the dark, ridiculous and uncanny….the end result is nothing short of spellbinding.