Three Simultaneous Museum Exhibitions Now On View : Final Weeks

Thinkspace is currently involved in three major museum exhibitions, all of which are coming to an end soon, so we wanted to be sure and share a lil’ recap with you all. Full details on each show are below, along with links to purchase some of the original works featured in these landmark exhibitions for the New Contemporary Art Movement. 2016 has been an eventful year for our gallery, and it’s far from over yet. We still have our big show with the Brand Library and Arts Center in Glendale, California this November and SCOPE Miami Beach this December in Miami, Florida during Art Basel week, to look forward to.

2016 also marks our 11th year operating as a gallery, a year that saw us play host to 26 solo exhibitions // curate six major institutional-level exhibitions in Honolulu, Fullerton, Long Beach, Lancaster, and Glendale  // take part in major art fairs in Los Angeles, New York City and Miami // curate a 100+ artist group show in Chicago with our friends at Vertical Gallery // take part in building the foundation and permanent collection for the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin, Germany // produced numerous murals in Los Angeles and abroad // published numerous sold-out editions // placed hundreds of original works of art into new homes the world over // all in all, a very active and productive year for our gallery.

It will be sometime before we kick back and rest on our laurels here at Thinkspace. Too many are doing that these days or are simply tossing in the towel due to these new and more challenging times that gallery owners now face. By branching out of our white cube, we’ve kept things exciting and challenging for us, regularly providing new opportunities for our family of artists. With each new major museum exhibition we help to put together, there seems to be another door waiting to be opened and we will always be there to help push it open, ever ready to keep guiding our movement forward, pouring gas on the flames of opportunity and bringing the artists we support to new corners of the globe, all the while growing their patron base in the process.

Looking ahead to 2017, we already have four major museum exhibitions in the works, a curated show in Detroit with our friends at Inner State / 1xRun, two new artist monographs from Thinkspace Editions, a major event in the United Kingdom set to profile some of our most established artists & more that’s cooking we can’t share yet… all in tandem with our exciting exhibition program here at our gallery and our dynamic fair schedule. So much to look forward to, we can’t thank you enough for being along for this amazing adventure and for all your support over the years.

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension Sarah Joncas, Andrew Hem and Telmo Miel – 1st-floor mural installations

VITALITY AND VERVE: IN THE THIRD DIMENSION
Presented by the Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW! Long Beach

By far our most immersive curated exhibition to date featuring some of the most respected and sought after muralists and installation-based artists of the moment.

On view through October 16th in Long Beach, California

Click HERE to view available works from VITALITY AND VERVE

Email contact@thinkspacegallery.com about purchasing a work from this landmark exhibition.

Click HERE to view photos from the exhibition

New Vangaurd

THE NEW VANGUARD
Group show curated by Thinkspace at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Featuring site specific murals and installations from Meggs, Bumblebeelovesyou, Yoskay Yamamoto and Alex Yanes.

On view through October 30th in Lancaster, California

Click HERE to view available works from THE NEW VANGUARD

Email contact@thinkspacegallery.com about purchasing a work from this landmark exhibition.

Click HERE to view photos from the exhibition

mural lost and found ‘Rarely Tidy’ – site specific mural from TELMO MIEL at the Fullerton Museum Center

LOST AND NOT FOUND
TELMO MIEL

Solo show & site specific mural from Netherland based artist duo Telmo Miel at the Fullerton Museum Center

On view through November 27th in Fullerton, California

Click HERE to view available works from TELMO MIEL

Email contact@thinkspacegallery.com about purchasing a work from this landmark exhibition.

Click HERE to view photos from the exhibition

Telmo Miel “Lost and Not Found” at The Fullerton Museum Center has been extended

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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.

The Summer of Telmo Miel

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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

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“Strange to Us, Normal To Others” – Long Beach, CA | Vitality & Verve : In The Third Dimension 

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“KU” – Norway |UGANGprosjektet

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‘Når jeg blir Stor’ (When I Grow Up) – Drammen, Norway | UGANGprosjektet

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“Proud Parronts” – Refugee Camp in Dortmund, Germany | 44309 Street Art Gallery

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“Eleventeen” – Pertuis, France | ArtWork Festival

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 “Half Way Here” – Civitanova, Italy | Anime De Strada

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“Rarely Tidy” – Fullerton, CA | Fullerton Museum Center

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Preview of Telmo Miel Installation for “Vitality & Verve : In The Third Dimension”

In an interview and film by Selina Miles, we get a preview of Telmo Miel‘s installation for “Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” presented by the Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace Gallery and Pow! Wow! Long Beach.

Tickets to the kickoff event this Friday, July 15th are available at www.lbma.org

“Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” will be on view at LBMA from July 16th to October 16th, 2016.  For more information on the exhibition please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Supported by:
RVCA
Montana Cans
Flex Fit
1xRun
Monster Energy
Thinkspace Gallery
Westin
Jet Blue
Intertrend
Port of Long Beach
Visit Long Beach
Long Beach Museum of Art
Pow! Wow! Worldwide

Telmo Miel ‘Lost and Found’ at the Fullerton Museum Center

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The Fullerton Museum and the Dutch Consulate present:

TELMO MIEL

‘Lost and Found’

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

http://ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum/

“DUO” Interview with Telmo Miel

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Telmo Miel are 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.

Thinkspace Gallery in collaboration with Berlin’s Urban Nation, is pleased to present DUO, a group exhibition featuring works by internationally acclaimed contemporary art duos. The following is an exclusive Sour Harvest interview with duo, Telmo Miel. 

How did you two first meet and decide to collaborate together?
We met each other on the first day of the academy in Rotterdam in 2006. Both being kind of quiet guys, we found each other quite fast and got to talking about art and painting. I (Miel) was painting graffiti for a couple of years before the academy and suggested Telmo to paint a wall together to see if it would work. We painted a first collaborative mural in Amersfoort (Holland) and from that point forward we started working together on almost every wall, growing more in tune with each other each passing year.

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What inspires you or where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in fighting the idea of being alive without a certain purpose. If I don’t paint, I don’t feel like I’m alive. Painting makes the mind escape into process and gives it the opportunity to evolve. Without practice nothing evolves, so the need to paint never stops.

Thematically we choose to work with subjects like children, who represent a certain innocence and playful view on their new world; which is also something we as painters we try to maintain in creating.

But we never stick to just one subject or theme, as we find beauty in almost every aspect of the world, within reality and the surreal.

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How do you two work through conflict when creating a cohesive vision?
Exactly like that, we work through it. Working in duo form only functions if the egos aren’t too big and if you can explain your personal vision well enough to the other artist/partner. I think Telmo and myself have that aspect almost down to perfection. We can have big discussions on why something works or doesn’t, why something is good or isn’t. But in the end, it’s about making a choice at that moment in time, believing in that choice and both being happy with that choice. If it doesn’t work in the end, there’s always the next one.

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What is your process for collaborating, does one artist do xyz and the other abc? Please elaborate.
We are both able to work on every part of every piece. On murals we will switch places a bunch of times and then switch back if we want to. We’ve been working together almost 10 years now and our styles and technique have come together a lot. Though this doesn’t take away from the fact that we still have our own flavor and opinion. We have room for that freedom of thinking and developed a multi-layered style that allows us to work together on one piece, but still are able to put in our own individual vision in one of the two layers that makes up our final piece. Sometimes we use this in the form that I explained, sometimes we use it to our individual advantage in painting canvases. As a lot of the canvases we do are individual pieces.

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Do you remember your first wall? Or have a good story to share from when you were doing a mural together…
The first wall was the one in Amersfoort I spoke of before. We went to the free wall spot near the tracks and started on a grey/red graffiti wall with characters and styles. It was a great first test and a lot of fun. But a good story… ehhh Telmo?

A wall that we will never forget for sure is the one we did in Loose Creek, Missouri for the Robertson’s Family. Most walls we did were in cities, but we ended up painting a barn in the middle of nowhere. A great quiet scenery with the smell of wet grass and turkey poop.

Painting a mural was a bizarre thing to do there, so everybody had to come by and have a peek. After a few days we met them all; cops, pastor, local newspapers, school kids, teachers, neighbours, the family of the neighbours. And don’t forget the Robertson’s with just 14 grandchildren!

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If you could live in a movie for a day, what would it be? Would you be yourself or a specific character? 
Miel: I would be a zookeeper at Jurassic Park for sure, can’t say otherwise.
Telmo: STAR WARS for sure! I still would be doing murals in the streets but in a galaxy far, far away…

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Anything else you would like to share? Next big project?
We’ve got a couple of things on schedule, like painting a whole subway station in Norway in April. Some very cool mural festivals in Ukraine, France and one really nice wall in Portugal that we will paint with our friend and graffiti artist Pariz. Besides the murals we’ll be spending a bunch of time in the studio working on new paintings and concepts for upcoming exhibitions.

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View new works from the duo Telmo Miel during our opening reception for “DUO” Saturday, February 27th from 6 -9 pm. For additional information on the exhibit please visit Thinkspace Gallery’s website; if you’d like to receive a preview of the show make sure to sign up for the Thinkspace Gallery mailing list.

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