Jennifer Nehrbass recently shot us over a couple of images she took of work coming to life inside her studio out in New Mexico. Nehrbass is currently painting for a big year ahead including a solo show in Austria this summer, her 2-person show at Thinkspace alongside Aaron Nagel and a group show over in Australia. Although it’s not clear which of these shows the below painting will be featured in, we can say with utmost confidence that her new series of work will be well worth the wait.
A native of France, born of Italian parents, Liz Brizzi grew up in Los Angeles. She is inspired by urban themes and loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw and industrial aspects of city life. Her individual mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto an acrylic painted canvas, finally blended within layers and layers of colorful acrylic washes.
Her recent work utilizes various architectural details found in her photos to create more complex graphics, structures and imaginary landscapes, while using shapes reminiscent of street art found in the very same cities she photographs. She’s also widened the scope of the areas she explores in her imagery to the less explored industrial outskirts of Los Angeles. “I try to capture and share the beauty I see in these desolated and mysterious areas that are unknown to even some of the born and raised Angelenos…”.
“Her scenes seem like that moment when the sun starts to peak after a summer downpour.”– MyLoveForYou.com
I recently visited the Los Angeles studio of this French born artist as she prepares for ‘Torn and Tattered’ opening this coming March at Thinkspace. The new works are Brizzi’s most vibrant and visually arresting yet, her keen eye capturing the forlorn areas of our city which she in turn transforms into scenes that whisk viewers away to an all together different place, one filled with wonder and discovery. Below is a lil’ photographic recap of the studio visit and a glimpse at one of the finished gems she’ll be showing this March.
‘Torn and Tattered’ featuring new mixed-media works from:
Iconic artist Shepard Fairey talks about his life, his work and his move from the street to large-scale museum exhibitions coming up this March as part of [ALOUD] series put on by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
LA Weekly presents A CONVERSATION WITH SHEPARD FAIREY
MAYDAY: the Politics of Street Art
Mon, March 7th @ 7PM Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
French photographer JR has brought his “Wrinkles of the City” project to the west coast this week after its launch in Shanghai. The above piece went up last night in Venice on Abbot Kinney (across from the Rooster Fish bar). Word is this will be the 1st in a series of 20 pieces he’ll be putting up around Los Angeles featuring images of ethnic Angelenos. Can’t wait to see the goodness unfold.
Lindsey Carr is a Scotland based artist who has been causing quite a buzz in the past year via some great exposure on some very high profile art blogs around the web. She will be having her debut solo show later this month (Sun, Feb. 27th) at Imagine Gallery in Suffolk, England.
“Imbued with a subtle melancholy, artist Lindsey Carr’spaintings illuminate the majestic beauty of the birds and animals she captures in her compositions. The carefully rendered and detailed flora and fauna echo the observant and tender eye of Carr, as each portrait reflects the tranquility and balance of the natural world, even when this delicate balance is threatened.” – Hi-Fructose
Following a very favorable response to her piece that we profiled in our 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition this past November here at Thinkspace, we’ll be having Lindsey back this September for her debut solo exhibition in the States. She’ll be showing in our project room as Aaron Nagel and Jennifer Nehrbass show in the main gallery.