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.
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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.
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
Inside the studio of artist duo Giorgiko while they prepare for their exhibition “What Is (and what is not)” showing at Thinkspace Projects from April 3, 2021 – April 24, 2021
“What Is (and what is not)” draws on experiences of the last year and the word itself. A weighted word, just hearing “apocalypse” conjures imagery, imagery that Giorgiko has drawn on and specified creating a series that is hauntingly beautiful and relevant. The etymological root of the word “apocalypse” is the Greek word “apokálypsis”, which means “an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling”. The husband and wife duo incorporates this definition, revealing truths about our world while maintaining a sense of whimsy.
Inside the studio of Brad Woodfin’s while he prepares for his exhibition ‘Glad You’re Here‘ showing at Thinkspace Projects from April 3, 2021 – April 24, 2021
“‘Glad You’re Here’ is influenced by the moods and colors of certain old songs, how they can be sort of soft and spacious but at the same time be sort of devastating. I named the paintings after real old songs, I made them to sound like old songs. It’s devotional, it’s a bit sentimental and a bit dark and I love all those things.”