Video Tour of New Works from Alvaro Naddeo, Josh Keyes, Kobusher, and Nicola Caredda

Thinkspace is pleased to present Alvaro Naddeo’s ‘IndigNation‘, Josh Keyes’s ‘Inside Out‘, Kobusher’s ‘Come Out and Play’, and Nicola Caredda’s ‘God Save My Sweet Pusher

September 19, 2020 – October 10, 2020

Alvaro Naddeo – ‘IndigNation

The inspiration behind the exhibition: The inspiration behind this latest body of work is the political place that our society finds itself at. It’s about our present days and the marginalized, the minorities, the revolt and the voices that need to be heard.

Josh Keyes – ‘Inside Out

The inspiration behind the exhibition: We have always lived in a world of uncertainty, and challenges, but it seems like we are really at the edge of unprecedented traumatic change, with moments and glimmers through the storm of a brighter future. My new work and path still has echos of the anxiety and desperation, manifested in a dystopian or post-human world, but instead of an intentional preachy warning of what’s to come, I am moved by exporting what possible beauty or poetry might be found in a world left behind.

Kobusher – ‘Come Out and Play

The inspiration behind the exhibition: I almost wanted chaos. Random characters and not a well-structured theme. A direct reflection of what’s happening in the world right now wherein most of our best-laid plans can go up in smoke in an instant. And with that randomness, I’m hoping people can serendipitously discover my work.

Nicola Caredda – ‘God Save My Sweet Pusher

The inspiration behind the exhibition: 

During this time, we’ve had to withdrawal from experiences we never thought we would miss so much. “God Save My Sweet Pusher” is a prayer to protect our drug dealer. A metaphor for all those things that we can’t live without and have missed during this pandemic. Missed like a junkie without his fix. Jonesing to leave the house. Jonesing to hug your friend, your family. Jonesing to attend a music concert. Jonesing to attend an art exhibition. Jonesing just to see the hidden smile of the person talking to you and countless other things that make our human existence and life more complete.

I therefore represented this prayer by creating sacred spaces where we can stay safe, in hiding, and experience all these “drugs of life” in landscapes that are explored within ourselves rather than outside.

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