BRIAN VIVEROS’S NEW BOOK ‘THE DIRTYLAND’ AVAILABLE ONLINE

Brian Viveros 'The Dirtyland'

‘The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros’ 

The debut collection from Brian M. Viveros published by Thinkspace Editions, 216 pages documenting eighteen years of his work including over 100 full-page reproductions of his classic paintings. ‘The Dirtyland’ also features in-depth essays, an interview with the artist, behind the scenes photographs, and much more. 9×12 inches / hard-cover / edition of 2,000

Books are being sold via PayPal. Please just hit the ‘Add To Cart’ button and follow the instructions shared from there. Please be sure you have verified the address associated with your PayPal account (you do this on your ‘Profile’ there). We will be shipping to the address associated with your PayPal account.Please note that shipping within the U.S. will be $17.50 via UPS and shipping outside of the States will be just over $50. The book weighs 3.5 pounds and with new restrictions via post, any package over 4 pounds now has to go priority (which is a higher bracket of pricing). We’re sorry about this, but it’s the reality of things. Thankfully the Pound and the Euro are at high exchange rates currently and the overall total won’t end up being that bad for you all outside of the States.

Brian Viveros Signing

Books will ship out over the month ahead. Those in the U.S. will get a tracking mail from UPS. Those in Europe, please note we’ll be unable to provide tracking for you (only packages that go 1st class can be tracked), but trust that your book should be with you by mid-December.

All autographed copies of ‘The Dirtyland’ have been sold.

Thank you for your support!

Brian M. Viveros ‘Matador’ Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

The doors to Brian M. Viveros’s ‘Matador’ opened at 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 7th to a long line of excited and dedicated Viveros fans. Thinkspace Gallery released two prints by Viveros, ‘Undefeated’ and ‘Forbidden’ and Brian’s first book, “The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros” published by Thinkspace Editions.

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Shawn & Andrew having fun with the galleries new gear. 

It was busy for five hours straight with Brian graciously signing books all night and long after the gallery doors closed.  It was a crazy night inside and out, with a water main break down the street and celebrity fans of Viveros squeezing through the crowd. ‘Matador’ is a must see exhibition to really experience all the little details Brian put into his installations to the depth of in his paintings.

The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros'

The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros'

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros'

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

Brian Viveros 'Matador' Opening Reception

The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros'

‘Matador’ is on view now through November 28th. Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more details. For additional photos and coverage, check out these great write ups on Juxtapoz and Arrested Motion.

The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros’ & Print Release for ‘Matador’

dirtyland book
The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros’ 

Published by Thinkspace Editions

The debut collection from Brian M. Viveros. 216 pages documenting eighteen years of his work including essays, interviews, behind-the-scenes and much more. An absolute must for any fan of his work.

Available for $40 this Saturday at Thinkspace starting at 5PM and then you will be able to have Brian sign your copy. Signing is from 5PM to 6:30PM. Books will be on sale all evening long (opening for ‘Matador’ goes until 10PM). As an added bonus, all that purchase Brian’s new book this Saturday will receive a free bookmark as well (see below). There are no phone or internet sales at this time.

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Books will be available online in the next week or so. We will send out a mail announcing once all is ready for on-line sales. Please note there will be a supply of signed copies available (at no additional cost) for on-line sales as well and the first handful of orders will also get a copy of the free bookmark shown above.

We’re very excited to share his new book with you all, it came out just beautifully.

So much awaits at the opening of ‘Matador’ tomorrow night. We can’t wait for you all to experience it! Viva la Viveros!!! 

Brian M. Viveros

‘Matador’

Book Signing & Print Release:

TOMORROW – Saturday, November 7th 5:00-6:30PM

Opening Reception:
TOMORROW – Saturday, November 7th 6:30-10PM

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FREE 11×17″ SHOW PRINT to all that attend the opening reception (shown above).
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THE FIRST OF TWO NEW PRINTS AVAILABLE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Brian M. Viveros
‘Undefeated’
16×18 inches
Edition of 75
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist

$200 each

In-person sales only at this point. Prints will go on sale this Saturday, November 7th at 5PM once we open the doors to ‘Matador’.

No phone or online sales available at this time. If any prints remain after this weekend, we will share them online late next week. We will let all know if any remain this Monday via our social networks. Thank you.

brian viveros print

 

THE SECOND OF TWO NEW PRINTS AVAILABLE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Brian M. Viveros
‘Forbidden’
15×20 inches
Edition of 75
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist

$200 each

In-person sales only at this point. Prints will go on sale this Saturday, November 7th at 5PM once we open the doors to ‘Matador’.

No phone or online sales available at this time. If any prints remain after this weekend, we will share them online late next week. We will let all know if any remain this Monday via our social networks. Thank you.

 brian viveros

Thinkspace is pleased to present Matador, featuring new paintings, prints and charcoal works by Brian M. Viveros. This highly anticipated solo exhibition, opening November 7, is the first comprehensive presentation of all new work by the artist in years, and will feature some of Viveros’ largest and most accomplished paintings to date. The epic gallery takeover will include a site-specific installation, props and source materials from the artist’s studio, a new large-format sculpt, created in collaboration with Pretty In Plastic, and the release of a 216-page full color art book, the artist’s first, with essays, interviews and behind-the-scenes. Inspired by the tempestuous Spanish tradition of bullfighting, Matador takes Viveros’ iconic Dirtyland to blazing new heights and bloody new recesses.

Known for his phenomenally detailed and hyperrealistic paintings, Viveros’ world is a complete universe unto itself. The “Dirtyland,” well-known by Viveros fans and collectors, plays host to a long cast of recurring female characters; part vixen, part superhero and all bad-ass. These unapologetic survivors, often bloodied and bandaged, smoking and defiant, have the battle scars to boast their warrior worth. Long fascinated by the figure of the Matador and its implicit theme of conquest and survival, Viveros reinterprets the Spanish tradition through the lens of an uncompromising feminine imaginary. The artist’s well-known “bad-girls” emerge victorious in Matador, embodying the power, passion and poetry of the bloody sport.

Viveros has pushed his execution of detail to new extremes. Working with a personal collection of historical props, like a hand-embellished bullfighter’s jacket from the 1940’s and his signature collection of helmets and head gear, the new work incorporates highly detailed, ornate patterns from Spanish textiles and objects. Viveros includes historical motifs from this cruel, and yet passionate, spectacle of violence; bullfighting pits man, or in this case woman, against the brute force of nature in a highly ritualized and symbolic dance of death, an intense aesthetic tradition that resonates clearly with the artist’s work. Viveros harnesses this raw energy in new paintings that ooze carnal ferocity and physical presence. The diversity of the color palette is also new for Viveros in Matador, as he incorporates stark tonal contrasts between warm and cool hues, crimson reds, pastels and brilliant golds, to bring minute textural details to life.