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
Thinspace Projects co-owner, curator, and digital mastermind behind the Thinkspace social feeds Andrew Hosner is the first gallerist to be interviewed for Juxtapoz’s new series, The Digital Wheel. We love seeing our artists’ grace the pages of Juxtapoz, digital or print, but it’s not very often our curator is featured sharing insight into the inner working of Thinkspace Projects.
Anyone paying attention to the New-Contemporary scene for the past 10-15 years is likely well aware. His prolific work ethic runs one of the most professional and well-known spaces in the game. Mural festivals, art fairs, museum shows, private collections, on and on, have harnessed him an uncanny ability to provide opportunities for his artists on a multitude of platforms. If anyone has a handle on the evolving digital landscapes facing New-Contemporary galleries, it’s Andrew Hosner. ––Gabe Shaffer
We feel a great sense of pride seeing the artists we represent interviewed in the pages of our favorite art magazine, so when one of our co-owners gets some attention, it puts us over the moon. We’re extremely excited to share Andrew Hosner, Thinkspace Gallery co-owner and curator’s 10-page spread in French publication Graffiti Art Magazines. The article discusses how Andrew’s background in the music industry informs his approach to the art world. You can view a PDF version of the article here, “Andrew Hosner L’amplificateur.”
Launching Your Art Career is now available on Amazon and through SloanFineArt. com. This book is a no-nonsense guide to navigating the incredibly elusive art world. With over 40 working artists and art dealers, including Thinkspace co-owner/curator Andrew Hosner, contributing to this practical guide – it’s time to get to work.
In this no nonsense, easy-to-read handbook, experienced arts professional Alix Sloan shares advice, information and encouragement to help artists successfully launch, re-launch or refocus their careers. Topics include: setting goals, networking, finding & creating exhibition opportunities, pricing & selling art, working with galleries, effective web sites & artist statements, studio management and more. Also included: helpful online resources and additional advice from over forty working artists and art dealers.