Inside the studio of Uriginal aka Uri Martinez as he prepares for ‘Sweet Rage’ showing at The Brand Library & Art Center

Inside the studio of Uriginal aka Uri Martinez as he prepares for ‘Sweet Rage’ showing at The Brand Library & Art Center for NEXUS III

Since the beginning of the new millennium, a street art scene in Barcelona, Spain emerged and has quickly become one of the most vibrant in Europe. Among many Spanish urban artists who gained wide recognition and acclaim is Uriginal, a Barcelona-based creative who became known for his pieces inspired by historical masterpieces and popular imagery. He brings to life the famous subjects of iconic paintings by utilizing bright colors and bold lines, along with the use of a kaleidoscope geometric pattern throughout many of his artworks. His pieces grace the walls throughout Barcelona.

Influenced by individualized and distinctive style of the most famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí – especially his multicolored mosaics – Uriginal has developed a unique aesthetics and style that goes from the reinvention of Marvel Comics heroes to Pop Art to the characters of Star Wars, from Spanish painting or flamenco to the Barcelona Graffiti scene. He describes himself as “the son of a matador from high Ampurdán and a florist from the Ramblas of Barcelona” whose dream from childhood has been to become the national “King of paella”.

His characters are tessellated mosaics, seemingly in constant alteration, as if they were appearing or disappearing. The vivid color, humor, and irrepressible creativity, are all part of Uriginal’s alluring visual language.

Virtual Tour of Matthew Grabelsky’s ‘Animal’, group exhibition ‘TAPAS’, and Gustavo Rimada’s ‘Florescentia’

November 14, 2020 – December 5, 2020

Thinkspace is pleased to present a virtual tour through Matthew Grabelsky’s Animal, group exhibition ‘TAPAS’ curated by Ken Flewellyn, and Gustavo Rimada’s ‘Florescentia.

Visit https://players.cupix.com/p/TOPmDi7E for a self-guided tour.

Tour developed by @birdmanphotos

Inside the studio of The Perez Bros as they prepare for ‘More Bounce’ showing at The Brand Library & Art Center

Inside the studio of The Perez Bros as they prepare for ‘More Bounce’ showing at The Brand Library & Art Center for NEXUS III.

The Perez Bros are identical twin brothers Alejandro and Vicente (born 1994) from South Gate, CA. After graduating from South East High School, they attended Otis College of Art and Design to pursue a degree in Fine Art focusing on painting. At Otis is where they began working as a collaborative duo.

They were exposed to the car culture in Los Angeles at a very young age. Their father has been a part of a lowrider car club for as long as they can remember. They are fascinated with the culture, from the cars to the models, to the people and the music. Through their paintings, they try and capture certain moments that they see when they attend car shows, that personify the experience for them. Larger paintings seem to capture the mood and feeling of these car events, while smaller paintings tend to capture more intimate events. Through their paintings, they hope to make the viewer feel as if they were attending a car show.

Inside the studio of Yosuke Ueno as he prepares for ‘Majestic Parade’ showing at The Brand Library & Art Center

Inside the studio of Yosuke Ueno for ‘Majestic Parade’ showing at The Brand Library & Art Center for NEXUS III.

A self-taught painter based out of Tokyo, Yosuke Ueno is known for his imaginative, character-driven worlds created in symbolic pursuit of innocence, hope, and positivity. These loosely narrative-based paintings evolve intuitively, the artist’s approach to his compositions seldom premeditated, preferring instead to embrace the creative tangents of his subconscious. By allowing the process of painting to dictate the outcome, the works host a recurring cast of playful creatures, hybrids, and psychotropic fantasies. The artist, amidst these playful gestures, emerges as an inventor of psychedelic metaphor and cultural pastiche, freely combining references to everything from Japanese culture, ancient Greek mythology, Tokyo Street fashion and video games to Disney animation and the Western canon of art history. Driven by a genuine desire to capture our philosophical interconnectivity through art, Ueno’s multicultural references coalesce through the unpretentious spontaneity of his imagination and a fundamental belief in the universality of a shared condition.

Unexpected juxtapositions and cleverly contradictory elements emerge and interact within Ueno’s worlds, while a surreal freedom conflates the ordinary restrictions of time and space in support of its fantasies. The ancient and the contemporary are continually recombined, existing on a timeless plane through the simultaneous referencing of the traditional and pop-cultural. The unexpected poetry of these alliances, much like the paintings themselves, reveal complex accretions of cultural sediment, the result of an unimpeded admixture of worlds. Anchored by the concept of Yin and Yang and the elemental balance of the light and dark forces it implies, Ueno’s works strive to capture the plasticity and flux of these energetic constellations as they vie for poetic balance and positive resolve.

Proud to be exhibiting at SCOPE Immersive Miami Beach coming this December

IMMERSIVE MIAMI BEACH | PART 2
DECEMBER 01 – 06

We’re proud to be a part of Immersive Miami Beach part two presented by SCOPE Art Show coming this December. Excited to be featuring new work from Cinta Vidal, Imon Boy, James Bullough, Kayla Mahaffey, and Reen Barrera.

SCOPE is using its momentum as an online pioneer to build awareness and educate buyers. Immersive Miami Beach | Part 1 was a great success welcoming over 19,100 visitors from 72 countries and 987 cities.

Click here to check out the highlights from Immersive Miami Beach | Part 1.

Honoring its mission to provide an experiential platform for discovery, Immersive Miami Beach | Part 2 will welcome over 30 exhibitors from around the world featuring The New Contemporary, a genre that stands as a critical contribution to both global politics and local community engagement.

SHOW INFORMATION
Immersive Miami Beach | Part 2 will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, December 1st at 10 am EST and run through Sunday, December 6th at 11:59 pm EST via scope-art.com