|TELMO MIEL |
Advance Collector Preview will be shared on Wednesday, January 29
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1 from 6-9 pm
A muralist and image-making duo from the Netherlands, Telmo Miel is Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann. They have worked together since meeting at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2007, officially becoming Telmo Miel in 2012.
The duo’s murals are both surreal and realistically rendered, with a tremendous amount of detail and vibrant color. Able to work fairly seamlessly, their styles have combined to such an extent that they’re able to execute multiple areas in tandem, exchanging places and completing each other’s work.
With a respect for both visions, they found that ‘perspective’ is one of the most important & interesting aspects of art. The perspective of the maker compared to the viewer, the difference in intend, meaning and interpretation. Perspectives on concept, colors and composition and so forth. This idea of ‘multiple viewing points’ and opinions is an ongoing discovery in their work.
They often execute their pieces on a monumental scale, creating huge architecturally sized spray-paint paintings on building façades. Combining multiple elements in a single composition, they layer references to the human and animal worlds to create complex creatures and fantastic scenarios. With positivity, humor and a touch of the romantic, their work is arresting and epic.
Recent paintings contain playfulness in abstraction of reality, attempting to make the viewer see subjects with a different eye; They grew into using multiple images, layered over one another. By cutting away a top layer, another comes forward to complete the design. This provides a convenient abstraction, but the intend is more so to create a sort of marriage between figurative parts. Pieces that weren’t normally seen as one, but now complete each other in weird and beautiful ways.
‘Bit and Pieces, Odds and Ends’
We’re excited to have Telmo Miel back at the Fullerton Art Museum for their second solo exhibition with the institution. This special collection of eight new oil paintings opens alongside ‘Step Right Up: Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top 1890-1965’.
On view now through January 7, 2018 at:
Fullerton Museum Center
301 N. Pomona Avenue
Fullerton, California 92832
Thinkspace Gallery is taking over the eighth edition of the Moniker Art Fair this coming October with 8 stands including seven mini solo-exhibitions and one group exhibition. We’re honored to be hosting the debut U.K solo shows for some of the biggest names in the New Contemporary/ Urban Contemporary movements. At least 8 new works will be on view from each featured artists in addition to a new print edition for their London fans. Each artist’s print to be released in tandem with the fair.
Our group exhibition at Stand 34 will have our free Thinkspace logo parody buttons (in the vein of the classic logos of Slayer and Motorhead). We are really looking forward to meeting as many of our U.K. based patrons as possible during the fair.
Please note, we will be offering the works for sale first to those attending the VIP and Public openings of the Moniker Art Fair. We are committed to helping to build each artist’s patron base in the U.K. A digital preview for each solo exhibition and our group exhibition will be shared the morning of Friday, October 6th. We will then get back to all interested parties during the day of Saturday, October 7th to discuss purchases. Please do not call the gallery regarding Moniker Art Fair purchases on October 7th.
We can’t wait to debut all these incredible new works in just a few weeks.
Audrey Kawasaki + Brian Viveros + Cinta Vidal + David Cooley
as we get closer to the fair.
Thinkspace Family artists and muralists, Telmo Miel completed a new mural for Wonderwalls in Port Adelaide Australia titled “Knight In Shining Armor.” Next up the artists will be in Perth creating their next awesome mural.
For more information on the Wonderwalls Festival visit their website here.
All available work from Telmo Miel can be viewed on the Thinkspace Gallery website.