Thank you for raising over $43,000 for KidPower

Thank you to everyone that purchased one of the recent timed edition prints of “Jay” from Giorgiko. Your help means so much and KidPower will be able to do some great things with the funds we all raised together.

We ended up selling 488 prints and raising over $43,000 for KidPower.

A message from Giorgiko :

We are ecstatic to announce that our fundraiser with Thinkspace raised over $43K for KidPower International. In a 72-hour period, we sold 488 timed-edition prints of our painting “Jay”.  We want to thank everyone who shared about the fundraiser and purchased prints with hearts of support and generosity towards this good cause.  In a time when we are surrounded by such incredible diversity, our survival as a people is dependent on loving one another. We believe KidPower teaches children this very important message.

We conducted this fundraiser in light of violent events occuring in our nation.  We chose to support KidPower as an investment into the future of our society and because of KidPower’s positive message of teaching skills to prevent and stop bullying, harassment, violence, and other forms of harm.  This fundraiser comes at a time when KidPower has been unable to generate income from in-person workshops due to the pandemic, and we are happy to help bolster their organization during these crucial times.

About “Jay”

“Jay” depicts two characters, Wonder and Jay, as they look out at the scene before them.  Jay can see what Wonder cannot and is troubled.  In empathy and compassion, Wonder stands by his side.  They stand together as two different people sharing pain, joy, and a journey.  We hope this image can serve as a reminder of standing with those who are different from us, especially during perilous times.

About KidPower

KidPower is the global nonprofit leader in personal safety education for all ages, teaching skills for strong relationships and prevention of harm.  Their workshops and programs empower children, teens, and adults to prevent and stop bullying, abuse, harassment, assault, and other violence.  KidPower’s vision is to work together with people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and walks of life on our shared common ground of teaching skills for safety, respect, confidence, and kindness for everyone, everywhere.

KidPower was chosen as a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit by Greatnonprofits.org.

www.facebook.com/Kidpower.org/

www.kidpower.org

New Print Edition with Super A (aka Stefan Thelen) dropping this Friday, April 9th

Excited to share details on our new print edition with Super A (aka Stefan Thelen) that we have published in support of his recent solo exhibition that took place at our new space this past January 2021.

We’re looking forward to sharing details soon on a special event with Super A this summer.

SUPER A
‘El Barto’
Edition of 150
20 x 30 inches / 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Fine art print on Canson Aquarelle 310gsm paper with deckled edges
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
$350

Printed by Static Medium

This special edition will be available this Friday, April 9 at 9am Los Angeles / 12pm NYC via our web shop.

Please be sure to use Google to check the time in your area.

Video tour of new works from Giorgiko and Brad Woodfin

Giorgiko – What is ( and What Is Not)

Brad Woodfin  – Glad You’re Here

April 3, 2021 – April 24, 2021

EXCERPT FROM GIROGIKO INTERVIEW

 What advice would you give to artists trying to find their voice or style?

Darren: I would highly encourage them to not be afraid of creating an “ugly” piece of artwork. When they create a piece of artwork they don’t like, they should hold onto it so that they can figure out what they don’t like about it. For me, I didn’t find my “style” of painting until after I graduated from ArtCenter. In hindsight, this is a great regret, because the main reason I didn’t find my style was that I was too preoccupied with impressing people, or at the very least avoiding creating something people would find “ugly”. I had to create a lot of “ugly” pieces in order to really figure out what I liked and didn’t like.

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EXCERPT FROM BRAD WOODFIN INTERVIEW

Who are a few of your creative influences? How have they inspired you and your work?

Marion Peck is a friend and a mentor. I was lucky enough to meet her years ago and she showed me what an artist is. I love her paintings, but it was also that she was the coolest person I had met. I was painting but I knew nothing about what I was doing. I saw her put-together shows in her apartment. Her amazing paintings pinned to her walls. I was in awe but also saw how it worked. The romance of it and the alchemy. She was my Patti Smith. She was punk and wild and so talented and exotic and such a force. Meeting her for sure changed my life. I love the work of Northern Renaissance, Surrealists, the Situationist International, Alexander McQueen but I think being inspired how to live, create, think and work by Marion Peck or reading Just Kids by Patti Smith has a sort of “whole package” vibe

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Video by Birdman

Special fundraiser edition from Giorgiko

In light of the recent violence we are seeing in our world, we are offering a special 12 x 12 inch (30 x 30 cm) timed edition print of “Jay” to support KidPower in teaching kids and adults the skills to prevent and stop bullying, harassment and violence through creating a culture of care and respect.

100% of the profits will be donated to KidPower.

The duo’s painting “Jay” depicts two characters, Wonder and Jay, as they look out at the scene before them.  Jay can see what Wonder cannot and is troubled.  In empathy and compassion, Wonder stands by his side. They stand together as two different people sharing pain, joy, and a journey.

Darren and Trish of Giorgiko are reminded of the story of “The Good Samaritan” that Jesus tells when asked, “Who is the neighbor we should be loving?” Jesus tells the story of someone who is robbed, beaten, and left for dead.  Two people of the same culture and creed pass by without doing anything.  But someone of a different culture and creed stops to help.  This “Good Samaritan” tends to the beaten person’s wounds and also provides for his recovery.  Jesus challenges listeners to see that the “neighbor” we are to love is not just the one who looks like us, or believes like us, but rather the one who is in need.

In a time where we are surrounded by such incredible diversity, we must love our neighbor.  Our survival as a people is dependent on love.

The artists selected to donate to KidPower, because they really love their positive message and investment into the future of our society (kids) by teaching them to love one another.

The “Jay” edition will be available for 72 hours on the Thinkspace Webshop from Friday, April 2 at 9 am until Monday, April 6 at 9 am Pacific Time. The edition size will be based on the number of prints ordered during this 72 hour sale period. All prints will be numbered based on this. The edition will then be printed by Static Medium, signed by the duo, and shipped sometime in late May.

Print Details:
GIORGIKO
‘Jay’
12×12 inches / 30x30cm
Fine art print on Moab Entrada Rag Natural 300gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artists
$100

Important Note:
Prints will NOT ship until late May. There are NO pre-sales of any kind.

About KidPower:
KidPower is the global nonprofit leader in personal safety education for all ages, teaching skills for strong relationships and prevention of harm.  Their workshops and programs empower children, teens, and adults to prevent and stop bullying, abuse, harassment, assault, and other violence.  KidPower’s vision is to work together with people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and walks of life on our shared common ground of teaching skills for safety, respect, confidence, and kindness for everyone, everywhere.

We selected to donate to KidPower, because we really love their positive message and investment into the future of our society (kids) by teaching them to love one another.

KidPower was chosen as a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit by Greatnonprofits.org.
www.facebook.com/Kidpower.org/
www.kidpower.org

New Print from Gustavo Rimada drops Friday, March 19th

We’re excited to share our latest print drop is with Gusta Rimada this Friday, March 19th. The new print edition has been published in support of his recent sold-out mini solo exhibition, ‘Florescentia.’ We already have this talented artist on the books for a big return show with us in spring 2022.

GUSTAVO RIMADA
Muñeca
Edition of 75
Size 18 x 24 inches / 45.7 x 60.9 cm
Fine art print on Signa Smooth 300gsm paper
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
$75

Photographed and printed by Static Medium

This special edition will be available this coming Friday, March 19 at 10 am Los Angeles / 1 pm NYC / 6 pm London / 7pmBerlin / 2 am Hong Kong (March 20) via our webshop.
shop.thinkspaceprojects.com