Press play over on the Juxtapoz website or your favorite podcast streaming service to enjoy the first episode of Radio Jux’s new season interviewing Thinkspace Projects co-owner and curator, Andrew Hosner.
In what turns out to be an intense conversation, we speak to Hosner about the evolution of LA’s art scene, what made it so special in the early 00’s and how to build community in such a competitive landscape. We talk about the gallery’s stance during last summer’s activist renaissance, as well as proactive steps the art world can take to build a more inclusive future. He also offers experienced advice for creatives and collectors regarding decisions for a sustained career, along with his hope that Thinkspace can be a helpful bridge to those who choose the artistic path.
If you can’t get enough of Thinkspace Projects co-owner and curator Andrew Hosner, then we have a second awesome podcast interview for your listening pleasure this month. Check out Andrew on the Clean Break podcast via your favorite podcast platform or directly on their site here.
Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery is back on the podcast to discuss their new location and shares tons of tips for aspiring artists. We cover every aspect of how to properly conduct an exhibition, from approaching a gallery, the proper amount of work, marketing the show, and when you’ll get paid.
Excited to have our curator and co-owner Andrew Hosner featured in the debut issue of PAINTGUIDE Magazine.
Find out more about this new art and culture magazine below:
We, at PaintGuide, and the digital world have a complicated relationship, as much as we love social media, we also find a tangible magazine to be incredibly liberating yet somewhat (some may say) spontaneous. Unlike our conventional styles of meeting you online, PaintGuide will be taking you offline into an alternate dimension into the creative arts with even more diversities in styles, mediums and perspectives. Shinning the spotlight back to the arts behind the artworks, bringing you behind the scenes on what happens with players of the arts industry. PaintGuide Magazine Volume 1 will be presenting you two amazing feature artists: Kaili Smith and Amy Sol, both figurative yet intrinsically unique in their styles and background. Bringing our take-overs offline, we ask a series of Smith and Sol’s inspirational artists their insights on their artistic careers – from artistic duos TelmoMiel, Portugese street artist Nuno Viegas, complex wire sculptor Spenser Little, illustrator Kristina Collantes, to contemporary British painters Chloe Early and Jake Wood-Evans. Alongside, these amazing artists we introduce Mat Tomezsko to share his insights on bringing art off the walls and introducing a new series ‘Inside a Gallery’ with the co-owner and curator of Thinkspace Projects Andrew Hosner.
A new interview with Thinkspace’s curator and co-founder Andrew Hosner is now live on the Art Affairs podcast. Many thanks to Michael Faith for having him on to chat. Plans are in place to have him on again later in the year to continue their talk.
We love this photo they used in the batch shared with the podcast. We had not seen this shot in a good while… still hard to believe he’s gone. RIP Greg
In anticipation of the upcoming collaborative show “Seeing Red” at Thinkspace curated by the creator of BOOOOOOOM Jeff Hamada. Co-Owner and Curator of Thinkspace, Andrew Hosner was interviewed by Jeff for BOOOOOOOM’s “Influential Voices” series. Below are a few highlights of the interview which can be seen in full on BOOOOOOOM.com.
Join us for the opening of “Seeing Red”, Saturday, March 30th from 6 -9 pm.
Jeff Hamada: I’ve read (and listened to) a bunch of interviews
you’ve done in the past, what can you tell me about yourself that you’ve never
shared in an interview before?
Andrew Hosner: I obsessively drew Winnie the Pooh and his world of friends from the time I was like 4 until 7. My mom still has many of those drawings framed and hanging around my childhood home back in Michigan. From there, I moved on and grew to constantly copy the pages of Capt’n America and Fantastic Four comics… I still have the skills, I can copy just about anything put in front of me, I just never really developed that remarkable skill of being able to create my own world or draw without reference. Perhaps I should have pushed myself harder, but as I entered my teen years the world of heavy metal took over and I didn’t really draw anything past Metallica and Slayer logos and skulls for a long time haha. I’m happy with where I’m at and constantly get to use my creativity in exciting new ways. I feel it helps to be able to relate in some small way to the challenges our family of artists face with having to always come up with that next great image.
JH: What about now? I’d assume a lot more are artists are seeking
you out now.
Yes, we are inundated with submissions via email and the ungodly DM submission.
A quick DM saying “Check me out” is kind of the “You up?” version of a
submission in this digital age I feel haha. Just half assed and barely any info
is ever given and I always get a HUGE laugh when I do click on a DM submission
and it’s from a private account. I’m not going to friend request you, just to
view your work. I mean…
With that said, I will never loose site of the fact that I can’t believe creative types from all around the world hit us up, and show us love and have followed us for years in hopes of one day working with us. The mere fact that they took the time to do so… the fact they even know we exist, I try to never lose site of that simple notion. I’m still blown away that anyone outside of LA is into what we’re rocking and love our creative vision. Keep it humble, and life rewards you.
Keep it humble, and life rewards you. – Andrew Hosner