New book from Giorgiko available January 21

We’re excited to announce the first book from GiorgikoWhat is and what is not, through Thinkspace Editions. What is and what is not chronicles the duo’s experience of the 2020 apocalypse. Darren and Trisha this artist book from cover to cover and we are thrilled with how it came out.


What is and what is not includes new never-before-seen sketches, photographs, and entries from both of our personal journals, as well as full-color images and exhibition photographs from their 2021 solo exhibition at Thinkspace. This 96-page hardbound book is also beautifully stamped with gold and black foil on both the front and back covers and the spine.

GIORGIKO
‘What is and what is not’ – Hardcover Book
9 x 12 inches / 22.8 x 31 cm- 96 pages
Edition of 1,000
First 100 in the edition are signed by the artists
Written & designed by Darren & Trisha Inouye of Giorgiko – Published 2021 by Thinkspace Editions
$45 Standard Edition | $100 Signed Edition


Available next Friday, January 21 at 10 am Los Angeles / 1 pm New York City via our webshop.

Virtual Tour of Giorgiko’s “What Is ( and what is not)” and Brad Woodfin’s “Glad You’re Here“

Enjoy a virtual tour through Giorgiko’s “What Is ( and what is not)” and Brad Woodfin’s “Glad You’re Here“ by visiting the following link: https://players.cupix.com/p/qUG8O8Uj.

Both exhibitions are now on view through April 24th.

Virtual Tour created by Birdman

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

Photo tour of new works from Giorgiko and Brad Woodfin

Thinkspace presents a photo tour through Giorgiko’s “What Is ( and what is not)” and Brad Woodfin’s “Glad You’re Here“. Now on view through April 24th.

Photos courtesy of Birdman

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