‘Asian Influence’ coming up July 6, 2024 in Amsterdam at STRAAT

STRAAT present:

ASIAN INFLUENCE
Curated by Thinkspace Projects

On view July 6 through September 15, 2024 in the Netherlands

STRAAT Museum
NDSM Plein 1
1033WC Amsterdam
Netherlands

STRAAT and Thinkspace Projects are excited to present a third collaborative gallery exhibition, ‘ASIAN INFLUENCE,’ an exhibition celebrating Southeast and East Asian artists’ impact on global street art culture.

This exhibition will be on view in the STRAAT Gallery from Sunday, July 7th through Sunday, September 15th, with a special opening reception on Saturday, July 6th from 6-10pm. The exhibition is included with any regular admission ticket to STRAAT Museum.

The gallery exhibition features new work from three artists: Mark Jeffrey Santos (aka Mr. S), Ryo ‘Ryol’ Laksamana, and Alex Face.

To complement the works from these featured artists, STRAAT will also showcase a group show put together by Thinkspace Projects with new works from more than 30 contemporary Southeast and East Asian artists. Visitors should expect a mix of vibrant street art culture and contemporary art perspectives.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 6th from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The opening reception is free to the public with RSVP to gallery@straatmuseum.com

All three of the focus artists will be in attendance.

Live Painting Events:
Indonesian artist Ryol (@ryol.id) and Filipino artist Mr. S (@mister_sasquatch) will be live-painting new mural-scale creations for STRAAT’s permanent main hall collection during museum hours in the week leading up to the exhibition opening.

Alex Face (@alexfacebkk) from Thailand, who already has a giant canvas at STRAAT, will be creating a new public mural on the large exit doors of the museum. Keep an eye out!

Mr. S (1990, Philippines) @mister_sasquatch

Mark Jeffrey Santos transports viewers to a fantasy realm through his engaging works. His pieces frequently depict characters embarking on adventures with colossal creatures, showcasing his world-building and character design prowess. A fixture in art exhibitions since 2015, Santos has gained an online and offline following, earning the moniker “Mister S” or “Mister Sasquatch” within street art circles. His work has graced exhibitions globally, from Taiwan to the UK, highlighting his expanding international presence.

Ryo Laksamana (1993, Indonesia) @ryol.id 

Hailing from Banyuwangi in East Java, Laksamana Ryo aka RYOL is an artist whose journey began during his academic years at the Seni Indonesia Institute in Yogyakarta. RYOL’s paintings exude a vibrant and captivating quality, infused with pop culture influences and a style that evokes the charm of the cartoon universe. Yet, beneath this playful exterior lies a depth of subject matter. Ryo deftly navigates themes like social criticism, human behavior, and intricate relationships.

Alex Face (1981, Thailand) @alexfacebkk

Patcharapon Tangruen, aka Alex Face, is a celebrated graffiti artist from Thailand who originally studied fine arts at Bangkok’s King Mongkut Institute of Technology. Intrigued by abandoned structures, he turned streets and alleys into his canvas. Operating under the name Alex Face, he aims to engage urban communities, especially in underprivileged areas. His iconic character, a disillusioned child in a rabbit costume, juxtaposes cuteness with a wise, concerned demeanor about the world’s future.

Alongside the main 3-person show, we have also curated a group show of smaller works from a cast of emerging artists from across Asia, including works from:
Abenk Alter | @abenkalter Indonesia
Riki Antoni | @rikiantoni77 Indonesian
Blic | @blicpinas Phillipines
Bluepalete | @bluepalete Thailand
Kim Borja | @art.kimborja Phillipines
Cham Cristobal | @chamemoii Phillipines
Darbotz | @darbotz Indonesia
Addy Debil | @addydebil Indonesia
Kratai Dudu | @kratai_dudu Thailand
Decki Leos Firmansah | @decki_leos_firmansah Indonesia
Shinnosuke Hariya | @shinnosuke_hariya Japan
Humbly | @humbly.ph Phillipines
Krachok | @kra_chok Thailand
Hanna Lee Joshi | @hannaleejoshi South Korea
Don Bosco Laskar | @donboscolaskar Indonesia
Huntz Liu | @huntzhuntz Taiwan
Pony Ma | @ponyhorsema Taiwan
Valdo Manullang | @nimrod_studio Indonesia
Mr. Kreme | @mrkreme Thailand
Manow Nowhere | @manow_nowhere Thailand
Buakow Phasom | @buakow_phasom Thailand
Heru Priyono | @heru_priyono_art Indonesia
Lee Salvador | @lee.salvador Phillipines
Fandi Angga Saputra | @fandianggasaputra Indonesia
Guy Satayuu | @guy_satayuu Thailand
Marilou Solano | @mayuenaise Thailand
Cy Wang | @cy_wang_art Taiwan
Liffi Wongso | @liffi_wongso Indonesia
Cheong Yoon | @cheong_yoon South Korea

On view July 7 – September 15, 2024

STRAAT
NDSM Plein 1
1033 WC Amsterdam
Netherlands

Late June Exhibitions featuring works from Lucas Lobo, Z The Rat, Alvaro Naddeo, Hendra ‘HEHE’ Harsono, and our ‘SMOL’ group show opens Saturday June 29, 2024

Thinkspace Projects presents our upcoming late June 2024 exhibitions:

Gallery I
SMOL
Small works group exhibition

Gallery I
LUCAS LOBO
I Water Flowers In the Rain

Gallery II
ZEINAB DIOMANDE (aka Z THE RAT)
S.T.A.R. | Seeing Through Arbitrary Realms

Gallery III
ALVARO NADDEO
Reaganomics Killed America’s Middle Class

Gallery IV
HENDRA ‘HEHE’ HARSONO
Once Upon A Blue Light

Dog House Gallery
FL.OUR.POTS
Smoke and Mirrors

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 29 from 6-10pm

On view through this Saturday, July 20

Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd.
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

❤️ SHAWN FOREVER ❤️

Visit Andrew & Shawn’s garage sale!

Come check out 25 years of prints, toys / figures, random editions, small original works, random objects, etc. – all available for immediate cash n’ carry sale. Cash preferred, but credit / debit cards also accepted.

We made so many folks happy this past Saturday, so don’t miss out on this coming Saturday’s 3rd and final edition. More originals will be added! More toys! More prints!

Saturday, June 29th 6-10pm

The sale is located in the Bungalow in our courtyard behind our 4207 building.

Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd.
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

COMING UP:
Get ready for the mother of all auctions to then follow this September with Rago & Wright / LAMA that will focus on the major items from Shawn and I’s art collection. Over 500 original works from a who’s who of contemporary art will be included in this special auction. Help me save our home. Full details shared soon!

Continue reading Late June Exhibitions featuring works from Lucas Lobo, Z The Rat, Alvaro Naddeo, Hendra ‘HEHE’ Harsono, and our ‘SMOL’ group show opens Saturday June 29, 2024

New Sandra Chevrier print available this Friday June 21, 2024

To help us celebrate our dear Shawn Mary Vezinaw Hosner’s legacy and to help us further dig out from her 15 month long battle with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and to further rebuild our gallery’s safety net, we have been publishing a special suite of fund-raising editions in tandem with our good friends at Static Medium.

Honored to share details on our next special edition available this coming Friday from longtime family member Sandra Chevrier‘La Cage et L’amour Éternel (Eternal Love)’ from Chevrier has been published as a limited edition of 150 copies. Sandra searched over her archives for the perfect piece and this one is just so special, perfectly capturing the sentiments we want to share with you all.

SANDRA CHEVRIER
‘La Cage et L’amour Éternel (Eternal Love)’

  • Limited Edition of 150 prints
  • Giclée on hot press 290gsm Moab Entrada paper
  • Hand deckled edges
  • Print Measurements in inches: 9 x 12 inches
  • Print Measurements in cm: 22.9 x 30.5 cm
  • Hand signed and numbered by the artist
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity
  • Printed by Static Medium in Los Angeles
  • $250 each

“I am releasing a charity print to help my friends at Thinkspace Gallery during a difficult time. They recently lost Shawn, who was a big part of the Thinkspace Gallery and Andrew’s soul mate and the love of his life. The medical expenses from Shawn’s illness have put them in a tough financial situation. We want to support them and alleviate some of the stress they are experiencing as they navigate through this heartbreaking loss. During this challenging time, we want to remind Andrew and the Thinkspace Gallery team that they are not alone. Together, we can help them rebuild and heal. Let’s come together as a community to show our love and support for them. With every charity print sold, we are sending a message of hope and solidarity. Together, we can make a difference and help our friends at Thinkspace Gallery get through this difficult time. Thank you for your support.” – @sandrachevrier

Available next Friday, June 21 at 10am PST / 1pm EST via our web shop.

Please note that the prints will not appear on our shop.thinkspaceprojects.com until time of release.

Shipping costs are additional and will be calculated during check out. Any customs or duty fees incurred, are not the responsibility of the gallery. Thank you.

Sorry, no pre-orders are available.

Much love to Static Medium for making this all possible and for their love and support.

– SHAWN FOREVER –

Continue reading New Sandra Chevrier print available this Friday June 21, 2024

Photo Tour of group show ‘With A Little Help From My Friends,’  Ha Haengeun ‘Willing To Be Motherhood,’ and Fl.our.pots ‘Smoke and Mirrors’

Thinkspace presents a photo tour of a special group show ‘With A Little Help From My Friends‘ curated by our very own Halopigg in Gallery III and our debut solo show with Ha Haengeun ‘Willing To Be Motherhood’ in Gallery IV. Out in our courtyard a new collection of sculptural work from Fl.our.pots ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ lines the walls of Brek’s Dog House Gallery.

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through June 22, 2024. The Thinkspace Projects compound is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm. Please note the Dog House Gallery and our courtyard are only open for viewing on Saturdays.

Each Saturday this June we will have a special ‘Show n Tell’ with Halopigg sharing parts of his personal collection and talking about his show + we will continue with the Kabob Senpai challenge days – so be sure to come through on Saturdays this month and hang out with us 💨

Photos by @BirdManPhotos.

On view June 1 – June 22, 2024

Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd.
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90016

Continue reading Photo Tour of group show ‘With A Little Help From My Friends,’  Ha Haengeun ‘Willing To Be Motherhood,’ and Fl.our.pots ‘Smoke and Mirrors’

Photo Tour of ADOR ‘Familiar Yet Foreign’ and  Michael Polakowski ‘Melodrama’ 

Thinkspace presents a photo tour of longtime Thinkspace family member ADOR for his sophomore solo exhibition ‘Familiar Yet Foreign’ with us in Gallery I, alongside our sophomore solo show with Michael Polakowski in Gallery II with ‘Melodrama.’

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through June 22, 2024. The Thinkspace Projects compound is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm. Please note the Dog House Gallery and our courtyard are only open for viewing on Saturdays.

Each Saturday this June we will have a special ‘Show n Tell’ with Halopigg sharing parts of his personal collection and talking about his show + we will continue with the Kabob Senpai challenge days – so be sure to come through on Saturdays this month and hang out with us 💨

Photos by @BirdManPhotos.

On view June 1 – June 22, 2024

Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd.
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90016

Continue reading Photo Tour of ADOR ‘Familiar Yet Foreign’ and  Michael Polakowski ‘Melodrama’