Yosuke Ueno’s “Beautiful Noise” Highlight on Hi-Fructose

Yosuke Ueno

Hi-Fructose stopped by our opening last Saturday for Yosuke Ueno’s “Beautiful Noise” and wrote a great review of the work on their  website. “Beautiful Noise” is on view till June 13. Don’t miss the work of Ariel DeAndrea in our project room as well.

“Ueno’s main concept, “Love, Space and Positive Energy,” feels revived in all aspects of his exhibition; an alternate reality characterized by the bold “noise” of popular culture where medium is as important as the message.” – Caro for Hi-Fructose

STUDIO PREVIEW OF NEW WORK IN LAX/DTW

Stephanie Buer Featured Artist LAX/DTW
piece by Stephanie Buer – featured artist in LAX/DTW at Inner State Gallery

LAX/DTW opens next Saturday, June 6 at Inner State Gallery in Detroit, Michigan. The show features 16×20 inch works from over 80 artists spanning the globe, including featured artists: Stephanie Buer and Liz Brizzi. This special exhibition has been curated by Thinkspace and serves as an amazing introduction to the burgeoning New Contemporary movement for art lovers in the Midwest. Please join us at the opening reception from 7-10 pm, but if missed LAX/DTW will be on view through July 4th, 2015. For additional details please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Enjoy the following peak of the ‘works in progress’ for LAX/DTW

Sean Mahan Lemons

Sean Mahan 

Allison Sommers

Allison Sommers

Tony Philippou

Tony Philippou

Kikyz1313

Kikyz1313

Adam Caldwell

Adam Caldwell

Frank Gonzales

Frank Gonzales

Kyle Stewart

Kyle Stewart

New Works by Bumblebeelovesyou in #WhereWeBeelong

BumblebeeLovesYou

Bumblebeelovesyou
#WhereWeBeelong
June 20th – July 11th

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is #WhereWeBeelong featuring new works by LA based artist Bumblebeelovesyou. Known for his iconic street art pieces of playful children set in urban contexts, Bumblebee draws from a nostalgic love of childhood memory and its simplicity. Invested in the communicative power of imagery, he brings a poignant vision of innocence to life by drawing our attention to its displacement. Often clad in the artist’s preference for black and yellow, his graphically simple and stenciled characters are harbingers of hope and redemption; reminders of youth and promise in the darkness of gritty urban recesses.

Bumblebeelovesyou began his work on abandoned buildings in the town of Downey in South East Los Angeles County. He has created large-scale mural works and architectural interventions throughout the US, often under the auspices of raising awareness for social issues such as youth homelessness. Preoccupied thematically with the progress of time and change, Bumblebee creates thoughtful works about transition and the coming of age. Hopeful and reminiscent, though at times unsettling, his depictions of youth are set in stark contrast to the urban contexts in which they appear. Nonetheless, his works manage to convey a feeling of incorruptible buoyancy; a remembrance of light in the midst of unavoidable darkness. With an investment and awareness for social and environmental themes, his images remind us of the invaluable gift of beginnings, and the shared responsibility of ensuring continuity.

bumblebeelovesyou teaser

First LA based solo exhibition from Low Bros – Wasted Youth

Low Bros Jux Ad

Low Bros
Wasted Youth
June 20th – July 11th

Thinkspace (Los Angeles) – is pleased to present Wasted Youth, the first LA based solo exhibition of works by sibling artist duo Low Bros. Based in Berlin, and originally from Hamburg, the Low Bros consists of brothers Christoph and Florin Schmidt, formerly known by their aliases Qbrk and Nerd. Their murals and street art collaborations have transformed urban landscapes around the world, punctuating streets and accenting structures with a host of memorable and hyper-stylized characters. The Low Bros have developed an urban mythology with a cast of recurring characters and fictional crews, brought to life by a visual shorthand that is unmistakably their own. Drawing from 80’s and 90’s skateboard, graffiti and hip hop cultures, the brothers appropriate imagery from the graphic histories that defined their youth, and transform nostalgia into something entirely fresh and innovative.

Combining elements from the animal and human worlds, the Low Bros fuse urban references with those taken from nature. Their animal characters, ranging from tigers and cheetahs to “teen wolves”, are subcultural emblems or hyper-stylized stereotypes. As stand-ins for the human, this anthropomorphic animal world is mischievous and whimsical, while also jarring and unexpected in its juxtapositions. Graphically deconstructed and reassembled as an amalgam of strangely wonderful surreal worlds, the man-made collides with a hallucinatory animal kingdom that mimics its conventions and affects. Incorporating elements of psychedelia, West Coast skate culture, early video games and 80’s and 90’s graphic design – all brought to life with a tongue-in-cheek machismo – the Low Bros create pieces that are undeniably irreverent and playful.

The work is distinctly geometric, as though structurally composited from individual blocks or planes of color, and hovers somewhere between cubist cut-out, graffiti script and 16/32-bit atari graphics. These meticulously faceted pieces spare no attention to detail, while the intense color combinations and shading bring it all to life. The Low Bros are constantly setting up visual tensions between two-dimensional and three-dimensional optics, channeling a simultaneity of perspectives. Oscillating between flatness and dimension, some areas feel static and hard-edged while others are fluid and organic. The clever composition of these effective contrasts results in an unexpected richness of spatial depth and plasticity.

Self-taught graffiti writers, the brothers work primarily in acrylic paints and aerosols. In addition to their site-specific murals, individual panels and prints, they have also made recent forays into video and installation, bringing their motley cast of urban animals to life. The Wasted Youth exhibition will coincide with a large public project in Los Angeles, their first, and will include a large site-specific gallery mural and an installation component. Though their work is so clearly inspired by Californian youth and pop culture, the Low Bros are visiting LA for the first time on the occasion of the exhibition. An ironic nod to their mother’s admonishing cautions that graffiti was “a waste of their youth”, the Low Bros exhibition title embodies their penchant for irony, humor and, above all else, audacious play.

low bros finshed piece teaser

Thinkspace Family on Instagram

Instagram is by far the spot where we share the most content, more than any other social outlet. You will always find us posting sneak peeks, studio shots, and much more on Instagram. It’s also the first place we drop early information on big events.

If you’re not already following us on Instagram, please be sure you are doing so at @thinkspace_art. For those with out a smart phone, just click here to view our feed online. We want to be sure you’re following our family of artists too, so we will aim to showcase a handful here each week moving ahead. If you don’t want to wait, you can always check our instagram account and see who were following and tagging there as well.

 FOLLOW OUR FAMILY : 

Yosuke Ueno | @yosuke_ueno

Ariel DeAndrea | @cranegirl1

Curiot |@curiotli

David Cooley | @davidcooleyart

Eine | @einesigns

Ekundayo | @sorrowbecomesjoy

Jacub Gagnon | @jacubgagnon

James Marshal “Dalek” | @dalek2020

Meggs | @houseofmeggs

Kevin Peterson | @kevinpetersonart