Hi-Fructose visit the studio of Esao Andrews

“‘Nowhere’ bears the signature technique of Andrews’ oeuvre and the work marvelously blends innocent creatures such as a long eared hare and thin adolescents with a lurking creepiness apparent in the details.” – HiFructose

Check out J.L. Schnabel’s full studio visit for Hi-Fructose here:

Also be sure to check out our ‘sneak peek’ with some add’l shots here:

Reception with the artist:
Sat, Jan. 7th 5-8PM

On view: Jan. 7th – Jan. 28th, 2012

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Studio visit with DABS MYLA

DABS MYLA at work in their Hollywood studio

Recently made the trip out to Hollywood to visit the studio of Australian duo DABS MYLA as they begin work on ‘The Best Of Times‘. The team have been unstoppable as of late – everything from designing a new line of t-shirts to designing a new tour poster for Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to killing it back in their homeland of Australia. Whew! This globetrotting couple is turning heads and selling every piece they create as they continue to gain momentum and new fans in the process.

A look at the early stages of some of the new works for 'The Best Of Times'

This will be the first studio visit I post as I plan to swing back a bit closer to the show and take some add’l pics. Hi-Fructose and Daily Dujour will also be doing studio visits in the month ahead, so be sure to keep an eye out for those. They are deep into the show at this point and I’m happy to share with you all a lil’ sneak peek into the goodness factory that is their studio. BIG plans are in store for this August, for now, take a peek at the paintings coming to life. More details announced soon!

Check out the full set of pics from my studio visit here:

Close up look at one of the duo's new paintings... yes, this is a painting! Insane details in the new works.
Close up view at their largest painting to date - 4x4 feet!!!

Check out a nice lil’ “introduction” to DABS MYLA over at Erratic Phenomena here:

Also watch for an in-depth interview with the couple to be posted on Erratic Phenomena closer to the exhibit.

DABS at work applying his goodness
MYLA lays in the photo realistic details

Try and keep up with ’em at www.dabsmyla.com

Get ready for this August!!! More details and sneak peeks released soon!

First look at one of the finished gems from 'The Best Of Times'

DABS MYLA ‘The Best Of Times’

August 13th – September 3rd

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA 90232 / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Studio visit with Jen Lobo

Jen Lobo will be debuting a brand new body of work with us next Saturday in our project room. ‘Inherit The Wound’ will feature four new oil paintings on wood panel alongside two new watercolor works on paper. Her love of all creatures great and small is showcased within this new series, all of whom she renders to speak on universal themes of love, loss, tragedy and triumph.

We recently paid a visit to her studio in Pasadena and brought back some pictures to share with you all as we get ready for the opening of ‘Inherit The Wound’ next Sat, June 18th.

View the full visit to Lobo’s studio here:

Look for an interview with Jen to be posted here in the week ahead.

Jen Lobo
‘Inherit The Wound’

Reception with the artist:
Sat, June 18th 6-8PM in our project room

On view through July 9th

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

My Love For You studio visit with Pakayla Rae Biehn

The press love for our upcoming show ‘Being There’ featuring Pakayla Rae Biehn and Jeff Ramirez continues with today’s post from one of my favorite blogs, My Love For You. Meighan got a chance to swing by Pakayla’s studio before she drove down to LA this past weekend and was cool enough to share her visit with all of us.

“Once I stood back and took her work in – it was mindblowing to see the many layers that appear suddenly. They literally transform before your eyes, playing tricks as you focus all the while remaining utterly breathtaking.” – My Love For You

Check out My Love For You’s studio visit with Pakayla Rae Biehn here:

‘Being There’
New oil paintings from Pakayla Rae Biehn and Jeff Ramirez
On view May 21st – June 3rd

Reception with the artists:
Sat, May 21st 6-8PM

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com
*above images courtesy of My Love For You

A visit to Jeff Ramirez’s studio

I recently swung by the Atwater Village studio of oil painter Jeff Ramirez as he finished up his pieces for ‘Being There’, his upcoming show at Thinkspace alongside the Bay Area’s Pakayla Rae Biehn that opens this coming Sat, May 21st.

“I have always felt like I was living between two worlds. In each, I was a different person, always hyperaware of my surroundings. Every gesture amounted to a self-conscious performance. In images, I felt improperly represented. I grew to disassociate with my own reflection in imagery and thus became skeptical of the images of others.” – Jeff Ramirez

“Every day I take in countless pictures, many of which encourage me not to ask questions, but rather to just accept their truths. While they may appear to be candid, they are capturing both pose and performance. I am compelled to create images using others as props, stand-ins and doubles for myself. While typical portrait subjects want to demonstrate their power and import, the subjects in my paintings are isolated and aware that they are being watched. They are barely there, reduced by the act of creation.” – Jeff Ramirez

We’ll be profiling 9 new oil paintings on wood panel from Jeff and the level of detail in the new series is just stunning. As with all his work, Ramirez photographs all of his own reference in photo shoots he sets up with friends and area models. We’re big fans of Jeff’s unique take on realism and his work is quickly catching the eye of many established collectors.

Take a further look inside Ramirez’s studio here:

‘Being There’
New oil paintings from Jeff Ramirez and Pakayla Rae Biehn
On view May 21st – June 3rd

Reception with the artists:
Sat, May 21st 6-8PM

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com