Video tour and reception of ‘AHORA’ showing at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center | June 11, 2022 – July 24, 2022

Video tour and reception of ‘AHORA‘ curated by Thinkspace Projects and Tlaloc Studios showing at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center. The exhibition brings together two of LA’s most revered incubators for emerging artists and showcases the work of 44 contemporary artists from around the world, with a focus on Southern California.

This special exhibition is being curated by Ozzie Juarez from Tlaloc Studios and Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Projects. Each curator has chosen a vast array of creatives across various mediums, each with that special something that places them firmly in the current zeitgeist.

Photo Tour of ‘AHORA’ showing at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center | June 11, 2022 – July 24, 2022

Photo tour of ‘AHORA‘ curated by Thinkspace Projects and Tlaloc Studios showing at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center. The exhibition brings together two of LA’s most revered incubators for emerging artists and showcases the work of 44 contemporary artists from around the world, with a focus on Southern California.

This special exhibition is being curated by Ozzie Juarez from Tlaloc Studios and Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Projects. Each curator has chosen a vast array of creatives across various mediums, each with that special something that places them firmly in the current zeitgeist.

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Photo Tour of Super A (aka Stefan Thelen) exhibition ‘The Other Way Around’ showing at MOAH Lancaster

A photo tour of Super A (Aka Stefan Thelen) debut solo museum exhibition ‘The Other Way Around’. An absolutely stellar show and a must-see this summer.

‘The Other Way Around’ is on view through August 21 at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California.

‘AHORA’ a co-curated exhibition from Thinkspace Projects and Tlaloc Studios showing at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center | June 11, 2022 – July 24, 2022

Haylie Jimenez

‘AHORA’
Curated by Thinkspace Projects and Tlaloc Studios

On view June 11 – July 24, 2022

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
241 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, California
www.muzeo.org

‘AHORA’ is on display free to the public in the Historic Carnegie Galleries

Bringing together two of LA’s most revered incubators for emerging art, ‘AHORA’ will showcase the work of 44 contemporary artists from around the world, with a focus on Southern California. This special exhibition is being curated by Ozzie Juarez from Tlaloc Studios and Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Projects. Each curator has chosen a vast array of creatives across various mediums, each with that special something that places them firmly in the current zeitgeist.

From the delicate ceramic work of Lizette Hernandez, Sachi Moskowitz and Maria Paz to the more figurative-based ceramic creations of Sydnie and Haylie Jimenez, Abi Castillo and Kristy Moreno and the sculptural creations of Aaron Estrada, Kiko Miyares, Maria Maea and Toco-Oco, this exhibition run the gamut! Including the photographic work of Felix Quintana and Valerie J. Bower alongside the contemporary portraiture of Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden and Manuel Zamudio, and the surrealist leanings of Young-Ji Cha and Ryo Laksamana (aka Ryol) the juxtaposition is clear and powerful. These perfectly compliment the street art-infused work of Sentrock, Mr. B Baby, Loser Angeles and Motelseven and the observational works of the Perez Bros, Hely Gonzales, Johnny Quintanilla and Alvaro Naddeo. ‘AHORA’ aims to be a snapshot of the now, highlighting the creatives who make work that speak to the major upheavals of our modern times.

Featuring new works from:

Valerie J. Bower

Jamiah Calvin

Abi Castillo

Young-Ji Cha

Lauren D’amato

Aaron Estrada

Paul Flores

Abe Garcia

Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden

Hely Gonzales

Lizette Hernandez

Cody Jimenez

Haylie Jimenez

Sydnie Jimenez

Ozzie Juarez

Yasuhito Kawasaki

Ryo Laksamana (aka Ryol)

Loser Angeles

Kiara Machado

Maria Maea

Steve Martinez

Juan Medina

Kiko Miyares

Kristy Moreno

Sachi Moskowitz

Motelseven

Mr. B Baby

Alvaro Naddeo

The Perez Bros

Michael Polakowski

Felix Quintana

Johnny Quintanilla

Maria Paz

Carlos Ramirez

Albert Reyes

Gustavo Rimada

Rossana Romero

Javier Ruiz

Sentrock

Dulcito Soledad

Toco-Oco

Issac Vazquez

Josh Vazquez

Josh Young

Manuel Zamudio

About Tlaloc Studios:

Tlaloc Studios is an interdisciplinary creative space with a diverse range of artists and practices, including Film Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Graphic design , Videography and Fashion Design. Tlaloc Studios also host workshops and curates exhibitions and events for the Los Angeles community.

About Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center:

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center engages the community in exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming.
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is located in downtown Anaheim near the intersection of Broadway and Anaheim Boulevard. There are two galleries at Muzeo, the Main Gallery (which has an admission fee and houses rotating exhibits) and the Carnegie Gallery (which offers free admission and houses both rotating exhibits and a permanent exhibit on the history of Anaheim). NOTE that admission fees vary with each Muzeo Main Gallery exhibit. 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 11

‘Ahora’ is on display free to the public in the Historic Carnegie Galleries.

Super A (aka Stefan Thelen) at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History | Exhibition ‘The Other Way Around’ on view May 14, 2022 – August 21, 2022

SUPER A (aka Stefan Thelen)
The Other Way Around

Curated by Thinkspace Projects

Taking Place At:
Lancaster Museum of Art and History
665 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, California 93534

May 14 through August 21, 2022

Stefen Thelen, also known by his anti-superhero alias, Super A, is a Dutch artist that specializes in murals and studio paintings. His works frequently blur the line between fiction and non-fiction, a common theme seen within his pieces and murals. This exhibition, The Other Way Around, is part of a larger body of work called Trapped — an investigation meant to unmask the truth surrounding fantasy. An example of this can be seen in his piece, The Fifth Month, where he paints the main characters from My Neighbor Totoro. At first glance, the viewer immediately recognizes the iconic characters but upon further inspection, the illusion dissipates, revealing a hyperrealistic translation of these figures.

Super A utilizes imagery that harkens back to famous figures in fantasy, cartoon, and pop culture archetypes. In this case, an archetype can be defined as, “the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies.” His works frequently feature these representations from well-known movies or TV shows like Toy Story, Spirited Away, The Little Mermaid, and more. The Other Way Around utilizes these archetypes by comparing their physicality by splicing realistic renditions within the confines of the fantastical — revealing the threshold between reality and fiction. This visual metaphor serves as a means of dissecting the pretense behind pop culture mythology with the interest of exploring the objective history and truth behind their narrative.


About the artist:
Stefen Thelen, otherwise known by his anti-superhero alter-ego, Super A, is a Dutch artist who specializes in a hyper-realistic and surrealist style. His alter ego was born out of his previous background as a graffiti artist and serves as a vessel for his more controversial interrogations of society — allowing for a more objective lens for his artistic analysis.

Super A officially started his artistic career in 2004 but before then, he would work in amusement parks where he would gain first-hand experience in the creation of fantasy for the general public. This experience would inform his future work, working to unravel the distinction between reality and illusion. The tension found between two opposing ideas is a common thread seen within his work, namely his Trapped series. The Other Way Around is a continuation of this series and demonstrates the distinction between reality and the facade, revealing the truth behind the metaphorical mask.

Stefan Thelen is a street and gallery artist based in the Netherlands who graduated from Graphic Lyceum in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Super A’s murals and works have been featured in galleries around the world including Germany, London, Paris, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United States, among others. Super A’s mural was painted as part of Antelope Valley Walls! (formerly POW!WOW! Antelope Valley) in 2018. The mural is located at Lancaster Blvd in Lancaster, California.