Inside the studio of Roos van der Vliet as she prepares for ‘Mirrors of Your Soul’

Inside the studio of Roos van der Vliet while she prepares for her exhibition ‘Mirrors of Your Soul’ showing at Thinkspace Projects from September 18, 2021 – October 9, 2021

‘Mirrors of Your Soul’ features an entirely new collection of the hyperrealistic depictions of hair she is known for, there is a piercing energy at the heart of each piece. While the concepts of this solo exhibition are familiar for the artist – hair, piercing eyes, golden hour light – the intention behind the works has changed. Rather than focusing on differences, Mirrors of Your Soul highlights the similarities between us, emphasizing that we are all more alike than we often care to admit.

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Inside the Studio of Evoca1 for ‘Sanctuary’

Inside the studio of Evoca1 while he prepares for his exhibition ‘Sanctuary’ showing at Thinkspace Projects from July 17 – August 7th.

What was the inspiration behind ‘Sanctuary’ and this latest body of work?

“The initial concept for the show came up a few years back, after a conversation I had with my son who was 4 years old at the time.

After spending most of the time silent during dinner, he said to me “my friend is black”. He’d been friends with him since they were 2 years old and had never acknowledged his skin color. At first, we were furious and asked him who told him his friend was black and he replied “In school”. I always wondered at what age people start noticing skin color and the different ways it’s introduced.

From there I started thinking about how the world would be if the pandemic had wipeout all the adults and kids were left to inherit the earth. –“

Read our full interview with Evoca1 here.

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Inside the studio of artist Tran Nguyen

Inside the studio of Tran Nguyen while she prepares for her exhibition ‘Remedy’ showing at Thinkspace Projects from July 17 – August 7th.

What’s the inspiration behind ‘Remedy’ and this latest body of work?

 I often go through color phases through my work.  Previously, the dominant color in my paintings have been blue, purple, sepia, etc., but for the longest time, I’ve avoided a green palette.  I love organic floral patterns and the overall botanical aesthetic, and decided this show would be the perfect opportunity to illustrate the theme and color.  This led to building the narrative for “Remedy” and its world — a world inhabited by fantastical characters that are both part-human and part-nature.

Read our full interview with Tran Nguyen here.

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Inside the Studio of Jack Shure for upcoming exhibition ‘Soul Sanitizer’

Inside the studio of Jack Shure for ‘Soul Sanitizer

What is the inspiration behind this latest body of work? What themes or techniques were you exploring?

The inspiration behind these works spawned from the creative influences of my youth. I wanted to revisit themes and nuances of the things that drove me to paint in the first place all while creating a personal narrative around the characters and symbols.

Read the full interview with Jack Shure here.

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Inside Giorgiko’s studio as they prepare for “What Is (and what is not)”

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.

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