Fernando Chamarelli “Secret Code” featured on Juxtapoz.com

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Secret Code‘ exhibiting new works from Brazilian artist Fernando Chamarelli opens Saturday, August 15th. Juxtapoz.com wrote a great feature on the artist, capturing his style and alluding to his upcoming show. The opening reception at Thinkspace Gallery begins at 6 pm and will continue into the night till 9 pm. Please visit Juxtapoz.com for the full online article.

Lots of colors, lots of details, lots hybrid human-creatures, go get it.

Interview with Carl Cashman for ‘An Edited Version of Life’

Carl Cashman I

We (SH) interviewed UK artist Carl Cahsman (CC) for his upcoming project room exhibition “An Edited Version of Life” at Thinkspace Gallery. Unfortunately, Cahsman will not be in attendance at the opening this Saturday, August 15. Yet, make yourself a cup of tea and plate a few biscuts while you read over our quick chat with the artists on the rise.

SH: What is the inspiration behind “An Edited Version of Life”
CC: I see my work as a biography, documenting moments in my life. My previous show ‘good things comes to those that paint’ marked the point of falling in love with ‘the one’ sadly that lasted about as long as the show.. which is reflected in some of the titles in this body of work.

SH: Do you ever ‘unplug’ (outside of going to bed) and step away from the internet and cell phone etc.
CC: I’m pretty bad at that, I was pretty lost for a while in terms of where my life was going.. I feel like I have to make up for lost time so stepping away from painting is something I struggle with. I’m off to Australia in September for 6 weeks to see my oldest and best mate, that will probably be my first real break in 5 years.

Carl Cashman II

SH: There seems to be a fine line between a graphic designer and an artist, do you think there is a difference between the two?
CC: I’m not sure there really is much difference, especially now days which you see people making a great career from prints with things like movie related artwork.

SH: What is your creative process? What do you do when you feel stuck or uninspired?
CC: I only work from a sketch book, im not really into designing on a computer.. my thoughts are that if I cant realise a concept with just my brain and a pencil then its not for me. Im probably holding myself back to a certain extent, but in doing so I’mm improving my draughtsmanship which is obviously a skill in its ownright. If I get a block, I tend to consume gin with one of my mates that live close by… 1 or 9 gins later the ideas usually start to flow

Carl Cashman III

SH: If money were no object, what would be your dream project?
CC: I really want to get into installations, the closest I get to that atm is helping out at festivals such as Glastonbury. Luckily someone else has a budget for that, I just have to help spend it

SH: When did you decided you were going to make “artist” your full-time occupation?
CC: Id never considered that being an Artist full time was an option, but after helping out at the first moniker event in 2010 I decided to give it a go. Ive never really had the normal 9-5 mindset so im quite lucky it kinda fell in my lap. Sven Davis gave me my first break in terms of a career in Art potentially being an option.

SH: What is the best advice you’ve ever received? What advice would you give an artist who looks up you?
CC: Ive never received advice as such, but coming at this as a collector.. having my Art heroes such as josh keyes and mark dean veca being genuinely interested in what I do was mind blowing. My first ‘proper’ show was over in Portland Oregon, where I met them both. I was running around collecting autographs, while my work was hanging next to some of the biggest names in the scene.. the whole experience was pretty surreal. The only advice I can offer is to keep making Art and oushing yourself, with social media opening up the world.. you never know who s watching or where that break will come from.

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SH: What were you listening to while creating this latest body of work?
CC: I listen to a lot of boiler room sets and the joe rogan podcasts, they are both quite long which helps me switch off.. a normal bands album tends to be around a hour which makes me more conscious of how long ive been working.

SH: Do you have a favorite brush or brand of paint you use?
CC: I mainly use fluro based system 3 acrylics, I keep trying to convert to liquitex but keep switching back to the more basic paint

Carl Cashman V

Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more details on Carl Cashman’s “An Edited Version of Life” 

Christine Wu Featured on Buzzworthy

Christine Wu Buzzworthy

Buzzworthy’s interview with artist Christine Wu is a must read. Honest and unapologetic, Christine describes her self-doubt and self-acceptance as two sides of the same coin; sharing a strength that exists within fragile sensitivity. We will be exhibiting new work by Christine Wu in early 2016, make sure to be subscribed to our mailing list for all updates.

Visit Buzzworthy’s website for the full article.

In my work, my inspiration is pulled from memories and the way we remember. Emotional connections to certain events can color them to be quite different than how they are remembered by others.

Hi-Fructose Features James Bullough Online

James Bullough HiFructose

We wanted to highlight the online feature of artist James Bullough that is up on Hi-Fructose. James’s was apart of our April ‘Gumbo‘ show and the above pictured mural is currently on view at the Long Beach Museum of Art for Vitality and Verve. We are excited to be working with James and to continue to share his work with an international audience. Keep an eye out for new work by James Bullough in our upcoming London exhibition LAX/LHR and later this year for Spoke Art Miami during Art Basel.

Please visit Hi-Fructose’s website to view the article.

Preview of ‘ The Gilded Age’ in Juxtapoz’s September Issue

September Juxtapoz

Thinkspace’s September exhibition ‘The Gilded Age‘ featuring new work from artists Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and Joao Ruas received a ten page spread in the latest Juxtapoz. Now available on newsstands and online, make sure to pick up a issue of the September Juxtapoz to see an incredible preview of the work that will be at Thinkspace this fall.  A great piece in which all three artists were interviewed.

Gilded Age Juxtapoz


Interview with Fernando Chamarelli for ‘Secret Code’

Fernando Chamarelli

We interviewed Brazilian artist Fernando Charmarelli (FC), who will be exhibiting his latest body of work in the Thinkspace Gallery main room for his show ‘Secret Code’. English is not Charmarelli’s first language and without compromising the integrity of his interview, we have rephrased a few parts for clarity.  ‘Secret Code’ will be opening August 15th and will run through September 5th.

SH: What was the inspiration behind “Secret Code”?
FC: The main idea is everything is connected. If you look back at the ancient civilizations, it’s intriguing to see how many similarities that exists between them. It’s as if they shared the same knowledge, even though they far apart or separated by oceans. It proves that there is much more to know and discover, beyond what we learn in history books.

Ancient wisdom, teachings and knowledge through symbolic codes can answer the main questions we have about life.

In each of my paintings you will find a mixture of myths, symbols, subliminal messages and secret codes that will take you on a journey through time and space that can confuse your mind or bring you revelations.

SH: What paints and brushes do you use to create your work? Do you have a favorite brush?

FC: I use acrylic ink, but I don’t have a favorite brush. I also don’t have a favorite brand of paint. I usually buy brushes and different paints when I’m traveling.

Fernando Charmarelli Painting


SH: Your work is very culturally inspired by your home country Brazil; what is the biggest misconception about Brazil or what do you wish people knew about Brazil?

FC: When talking about Brazil most foreigners think about football, samba and Carnival. In fact, Brazil is much more than that.

Each state or region of Brazil has its traditions and differences. Southern Brazil is very different from the north. The country has a rich culture with many different kinds of music, dances, different foods and landscapes.

This mixture of things and the economic situation of the people, makes every Brazilian need to be creative. So we have a lot of very good artists here.
We absorb what’s around us, mix it with our culture and create something new.

SH: Your favorite place you have visited so far while traveling?

FC: I don’t have a favorite place. I like to see new things, to see new places and to have new experiences. The places I’ve never been before are my favorites.

Fernando Chamarelli

SH: You’ve shared before your pieces have Their Own Story; in your creative process does the story come first or does it develop while you’re painting the piece? Do you ever imagine creating your own book explaining the works personal mythology?

FC: I never thought about this idea of creating a book, but this seems like a great idea. All my paintings have a story. Some more than others, but they all convey a message. Sometimes I already have a story in the head, but when I start to paint the history mixes with new myths, thus creating new stories during the process. I often try to summarize the whole story that happens inside the painting in the title of the piece.

SH: If you could create any art project and time and money were not an issue, what might it look like?

FC: I was recently living in a paradisiacal island in southern Brazil. In one part of this island, there is a fishing village and I  imagined myself painting all
those boats. Imagine several small and colorful boats on the sea, seen from the beach. It would be lovely!

SH: In an interview with Juxtapoz you shared how you have always wanted to draw at the ruins of Machu Picchu, and you just recently achieved this. How was your visit there?

FC: I didn’t remember that I had said this in some of my interviews.
But this is true. Machu Picchu was a dream because I have a lot of influence of the Inca culture in my artworks. It is very close to Brazil and fortunately I was able to visit it last month. Machu Picchu is a beautiful and magical place. I recommend going to all people.

Machu Picchu FC

SH: What do the when you’re in a creative dry spell or feel a lack of inspiration?

FC: I don’t know. I’ve never gone through a creative dry period. There are many things inside my head wanting to come to life.

SH: What is the best advice you’ve received and what advice would you give another artist who looks up to you?

FC: I don’t remember very well the advice I’ve received. I always believed in my work and did everything in my own way. I can say this for other artists; believe in your work, but don’t forget to be humble. Do something new and that you enjoy. Keep your mind open to absorb all the things without preconception. Then create something that comes from within you and smile.

SH: As an artist and person how are you different from who you were 5 years ago? Where do you want to be in 5 years?

FC: I haven’t changed a lot about myself as a person. I just obtain experience and knowledge. My art is more complex now and I’m able to create it in the way I want. My art is more spiritual. My idea is to live one year in each city, living with my art. However, although I do not even know where I’ll be next year, I still imagine that in 2020 I will continue to be doing art. So I’ll be happy anywhere in the world.

Fernando Chamarelli II

Nosego In Art Scene

Nosego is currently featured in the latest issue of Art Scene, a monthly digest to art in Southern California. Luckily, we conveniently carry Art Scene at Thinkspace Gallery.  Stop by and pick up one up while visiting Nosegos’ current exhibition ‘Along Infinite River’.

Visit Visual Art Source  for the digital article.

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nosego art scene