“The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing” Examining the excess of Art Basel Miami week and the Art World at large
December 1 – December 30 Virtual exhibition at Thinkspace / extension of our booth with SCOPE Immersive II
Excited for our upcoming special exhibition inspired by the quote “There are a lot of people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing” from well known collector Stefan Edlis (paraphrasing a famous quote from Oscar Wilde).
This December, in lieau of our annual pilgrimage to Art Basel week in Miami, we present close to 100 artists all sharing their unique take on the art world at large. Ranging from remixes of popular contemporary works of art to harsh critiques on auction houses and the art of the flip.
We will share a video walk through of the works via our social networks on Tuesday, December 1 along with a link to a viewing room for the exhibition. All works are 12×12 inches / 30×30 cm.
Featuring works from: Adam Caldwell Ador AKACORLEONE Alex Garant Allison Bamcat Alvaro Naddeo Alyse Firefly Amanda Seckington Anthony Hurd Anthony Solano Ashley Macias Atomik Boffo Brad Woodfin Brian Mashburn Bruce Parker Bryan Valenzuela Carl Cashman Cassandra Loomis Kim Celeste Madrigal Charles V. Bennett Charlie Edmiston Chirrete Golden Chloe Becky Clare Toms Cody Jimenez Danielle Schlunegger-Warner Darcy Yates Dave Benz David Cooley David Mueller David Puck Derek Gores Dja Louz Dovie Golden Dragon76 Eduardo F. Angel Emma Carascon Erica Rose Levine Erich J. Moffitt Frank Gonzales Ghost Beard Goopmassta Gustavo Rimada Hola Lou Huntz Liu Ian Robertson Jack Soren Jacob Hicks Jaime Molina Jeff Ejan Jesus Aguado Jesus Aguado Jimmer Willmott Joshua Barrigada Kaplan Bunce Kar Part Kate Wadsworth Kelly Vicanco Ken Flewellyn Kim Sielbeck Kolten French KOZ DOS Lauren Hana Chai Leegan Koo Leiv Fagereng Lhean Stor Loo-cee-us Lori Herbst Mando Marie Manuel Zamudio McKenzie Fisk Michelle Hoogveld M.K. Komins Molly Gruninger Mwanel Pierre-Louis Nicola Caredda Nuri Patch Whisky Rachel Strum Ricky Watts Roos van der Vliet Scott Listfield Sean Banister Sean Hannaway Sentrock Spencer Crossland Spenser Little Steeven Salvat Stephanie Buer Stom500 Tati Holt TMRWLND Waylon Horner Whitman Lindstrom Wiley Wallace Wooden Wave Young Ji Cha Yu Maeda
Inside the studio of Uriginal aka Uri Martinez as he prepares for ‘Sweet Rage’ showing at The Brand Library & Art Center for NEXUS III
Since the beginning of the new millennium, a street art scene in Barcelona, Spain emerged and has quickly become one of the most vibrant in Europe. Among many Spanish urban artists who gained wide recognition and acclaim is Uriginal, a Barcelona-based creative who became known for his pieces inspired by historical masterpieces and popular imagery. He brings to life the famous subjects of iconic paintings by utilizing bright colors and bold lines, along with the use of a kaleidoscope geometric pattern throughout many of his artworks. His pieces grace the walls throughout Barcelona.
Influenced by individualized and distinctive style of the most famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí – especially his multicolored mosaics – Uriginal has developed a unique aesthetics and style that goes from the reinvention of Marvel Comics heroes to Pop Art to the characters of Star Wars, from Spanish painting or flamenco to the Barcelona Graffiti scene. He describes himself as “the son of a matador from high Ampurdán and a florist from the Ramblas of Barcelona” whose dream from childhood has been to become the national “King of paella”.
His characters are tessellated mosaics, seemingly in constant alteration, as if they were appearing or disappearing. The vivid color, humor, and irrepressible creativity, are all part of Uriginal’s alluring visual language.
Inside the studio of The Perez Bros as they prepare for ‘More Bounce’ showing at The Brand Library & Art Center for NEXUS III.
The Perez Bros are identical twin brothers Alejandro and Vicente (born 1994) from South Gate, CA. After graduating from South East High School, they attended Otis College of Art and Design to pursue a degree in Fine Art focusing on painting. At Otis is where they began working as a collaborative duo.
They were exposed to the car culture in Los Angeles at a very young age. Their father has been a part of a lowrider car club for as long as they can remember. They are fascinated with the culture, from the cars to the models, to the people and the music. Through their paintings, they try and capture certain moments that they see when they attend car shows, that personify the experience for them. Larger paintings seem to capture the mood and feeling of these car events, while smaller paintings tend to capture more intimate events. Through their paintings, they hope to make the viewer feel as if they were attending a car show.
Inside the studio of Yosuke Ueno for ‘Majestic Parade’ showing at The Brand Library & Art Center for NEXUS III.
A self-taught painter based out of Tokyo, Yosuke Ueno is known for his imaginative, character-driven worlds created in symbolic pursuit of innocence, hope, and positivity. These loosely narrative-based paintings evolve intuitively, the artist’s approach to his compositions seldom premeditated, preferring instead to embrace the creative tangents of his subconscious. By allowing the process of painting to dictate the outcome, the works host a recurring cast of playful creatures, hybrids, and psychotropic fantasies. The artist, amidst these playful gestures, emerges as an inventor of psychedelic metaphor and cultural pastiche, freely combining references to everything from Japanese culture, ancient Greek mythology, Tokyo Street fashion and video games to Disney animation and the Western canon of art history. Driven by a genuine desire to capture our philosophical interconnectivity through art, Ueno’s multicultural references coalesce through the unpretentious spontaneity of his imagination and a fundamental belief in the universality of a shared condition.
Unexpected juxtapositions and cleverly contradictory elements emerge and interact within Ueno’s worlds, while a surreal freedom conflates the ordinary restrictions of time and space in support of its fantasies. The ancient and the contemporary are continually recombined, existing on a timeless plane through the simultaneous referencing of the traditional and pop-cultural. The unexpected poetry of these alliances, much like the paintings themselves, reveal complex accretions of cultural sediment, the result of an unimpeded admixture of worlds. Anchored by the concept of Yin and Yang and the elemental balance of the light and dark forces it implies, Ueno’s works strive to capture the plasticity and flux of these energetic constellations as they vie for poetic balance and positive resolve.