Carlos Ramirez’s ‘A Faster Hallelujah’ on view April 4th through April 25th

CARLOS RAMIREZ
A Faster Hallelujah 
On view April 4 – April 25, 2020

Thinkspace is pleased to present new works from Carlos Ramirez in A Faster Hallelujah, opening April 4. This upcoming show perfectly illustrates Ramirez’s evolution as an artist. His oeuvre remains alluring and magical while simultaneously offering satirical commentary on political and social issues on behalf of the oppressed.

Ramirez was born in 1967 in the Coachella Valley (California) where he is currently based. He was formerly part of the artist collaboration The Date Farmers with Armando Lerma for over a decade. The duos work was exhibited in museums such as Oakland Museum of California, Laguna Art Museum and Palm Springs Art Museum. The Date Farmers began working independently in 2017.

Carlos’ works are layered reflections of a polymorphous identity; foreign yet familiar perspectives existing in a liminal reality between cultures, collecting ephemera and detritus, and combining it into playful assemblage pieces. Ramirez’s work often speaks of the inequalities within Mexican American communities and often champions the common man as underdog.

His work is tremendously resourceful, scavenging for creative materials within various desert locales. The work is replete with layers and textures intertwined with the political while being disguised as popular. Works include a combination of house paint,, sparkly stickers, handwritten bilingual text, rusted bottle caps, discarded packaging, and an iconic stylized use of acrylic paint with deeply layered figurative workings. Snakes, spiders, scorpions, and other bits of nature from his hometown appear mixed in with Catholic symbolism, aliens, perceived gang members, pop-culture references, and commercial imagery, giving brand logos and religious icons the same attention and placement.

Recognition of our 15 year Anniversary in the Spring 2020 Issue of JUXTAPOZ

Honored to be included in the Spring 2020 issue of JUXTAPOZ magazine (issue no. 213) in recognition of our 15 year anniversary.

Our curator and co-owner Andrew Hosner was interviewed by JUXTAPOZ editor Evan Pricco for a 3-page feature discussing our vision, the LA scene and plans for the future.

Big thanks to Evan and the entire JUXTAPOZ family for always supporting us and being down to collaborate on various projects together over the years. Looking forward to many more years working together.

“Fifteen years in the art works is like an eternity. Movements, scenes, the Next Big Thing, they come and go, not so much like pop sensations in the larger cultural world, but propelled by the unparalleled fluctuating beast that is the art market. That Thinkspace Projects has fostered something rare in the art world since 2005, supporting artists through traditional exhibitions, sales, fairs, museum shows and festivals, as well as fully participating in the culture, is pretty exceptional. They have engaged with street art, New Contemporary and Pop Surrealism, and not idly standing by, waiting for the culture to come to them.” – JUXTAPOZ

On news stands worldwide now.

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Interview with Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Projects in the debut issue of PAINTGUIDE

Excited to have our curator and co-owner Andrew Hosner featured in the debut issue of PAINTGUIDE Magazine.

Find out more about this new art and culture magazine below:

We, at PaintGuide, and the digital world have a complicated relationship, as much as we love social media, we also find a tangible magazine to be incredibly liberating yet somewhat (some may say) spontaneous. Unlike our conventional styles of meeting you online, PaintGuide will be taking you offline into an alternate dimension into the creative arts with even more diversities in styles, mediums and perspectives. Shinning the spotlight back to the arts behind the artworks, bringing you behind the scenes on what happens with players of the arts industry.  PaintGuide Magazine Volume 1 will be presenting you two amazing feature artists: Kaili Smith and Amy Sol, both figurative yet intrinsically unique in their styles and background. Bringing our take-overs offline, we ask a series of Smith and Sol’s inspirational artists their insights on their artistic careers – from artistic duos TelmoMiel, Portugese street artist Nuno Viegas, complex wire sculptor Spenser Little, illustrator Kristina Collantes, to contemporary British painters Chloe Early and Jake Wood-Evans. Alongside, these amazing artists we introduce Mat Tomezsko to share his insights on bringing art off the walls and introducing a new series ‘Inside a Gallery’ with the co-owner and curator of Thinkspace Projects Andrew Hosner.

 Available now for $25 each plus shipping at: https://www.paintguide.space/pgmagazine

‘Fauna’ : Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

FAUNA 

Bushfire Relief Fundraiser Curated by Lisa King / Supported by Thinkspace 

100% of all proceeds are going to the Wildlife support/organization WIRES.

Absolutely all funds raised will be donated directly to the cause. Find out more on all the good that WIRES are doing here.  

WHY: Throughout the recent devastating Global Catastrophe of the Australian Bushfires it has been estimated that 1.25 billion native animals have perished. It’s been estimated that as many as 8,400 koalas have been lost in the fires in NSW alone, and these numbers continue to rise. It is with this and a heavy heart that Thinkspace has decided to raise funds with 100% proceeds going to WIRES. 

WIRES Wildlife Rescue is the largest wildlife rescue & rehabilitation charity in Australia. It is a non-profit organization providing rescue and rehabilitation for all native Australian fauna. We want to thank Australian artist Lisa King for spearheading this fundraiser event and bringing together a great collection of creatives to help raise some badly needed funds.

Participating Artists: Aaron Nagel, Adnate, Askew, Case Maclaim, Claire Toms, David Rice, Dulk, Ellie Kammer, Jeremy Geddes, Joshua Smith, Lauren YS, Lisa King, Meggs, Nuno Viegas, Odeith, Pogo, Syd Bee + more to be announced.

Works are available for purchase on our webshop at: https://shop.thinkspaceprojects.com

Meggs – “Our Worlds Needs More Give or Take”

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2020 x Thinkspace – Exploring The New Contemporary Movement Vol. 7

We’re excited to get back over to Honolulu this February for our seventh consecutive showcase with our POW! WOW! Hawai’i Family. We’ve opened the doors wide open this year and will be including works from all the local creatives doing murals too. We’re super excited to return to Cooke Street and the energy found in the Kaka’ako neighborhood. 

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2020

The 7th Annual Exploring The New Contemporary Movement

Curated by Thinkspace 

Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 11 from 6-10 PM

Taking Place At 449 Cooke Street Honolulu, HI 96813* around the corner from Lana Lane / POW! WOW! Hawai’i HQ

12×12 inch works from:

Aaron De La Cruz
ABCNT
Abigail Goldman
Adam Caldwell
Ador
Alex Garant
Alex Pardee
Allison Sommers
Amy Sol
Andrew Schoultz
AngelOnce
Anthony Ausgang
Anthony Hurd
Anthony Solano
Baghead
Baldur Helgason
Bier and Brood
Brad Woodfin
Brian Butler
Brian Mashburn
Candice Tripp
Caratoes
Charlie Edmiston
Chloe Becky
Clare Toms
Collin Van Der Sluijs
Cryptik
David Cooley
Dragon76
Drew Merritt
Drew Young
Edith Lebeau
Eduardo Angel
Edwin Ushiro
Eelus
Erica Rose Levine
Ermsy
Fafi
Frank Gonzales
Fumi Nakamura
GoopMassta 
Hanna Lee Joshi
Helen Bur
Jacub Gagnon
Jasper Wong
Jeff Ejan
Jeremy Hush
Jesus Aguado
Jolene Lai
Jose Mertz
Josie Morway
Jurne
Kamea Hadar
Kelly Vivanco
Kikyz1313
Kobusher
Kyle Bryant
Lauren YS
Leon Keer
Linsey Levendall
Liz Brizzi
Mando Marie
Marie-Calude Marquis
Martine Johanna
McKenzie Fisk
Molly Gruninger
Nicola Caredda
Nosego
Oak Oak
The Perez Bros
Peter Chan
PEZ
PichiAvo
PREF
Rachel Strum
Ricky Watts
Roos van der Vliet
Saturno
Scott Listfield
Sean Lugo
Sean Mahan
Sergio Garcia
Seth Armstrong
Sickboy
Sickid
Simon Legno
SLICK
Spenser Little
Stikman
Super A
Tatiana Suarez
Telmo Miel
TMRWLND
Troy Lovegates
Wiley Wallace
Will Baras
Woes
Yosuke Ueno
Yusei Abe

 

PLUS 12×12 inch works from local creatives:

7Sketches
Aaron Kai
Asalt
Bethany Georges
Cheyne Gallarde
Ckaweeks
Cory Taum
Dak1ne
Devour
East 3
Gary Draws Fish
Gavin Murai
Grace
Jana Lam
Jesico Serrano
Kahiau Beamer
Kai Kaulukukui
Kaplan Bunce
Katch
Kate Wadsworth
Kealakukui
Kim Sielbeck
Kris Goto
Lauren Hana Chai
Lucky Olelo
Luke DeKneef
Mark Milligan
Marko Livingston
Matthew Tapia
MelonJames
Nanea Lum
Oera
Prime
Puff
Ran Noveck
Ralph De La Cruz
Sergio Garzon
Shar Tuiasoa
Shingo
Telmo Miel
Ware
Wooden Wave
 
Full details at:
 

Open to the public Wed, Feb. 12th through Sat, Feb. 15th from 1-6 PM