In Thinkspace Gallery’s Project Room starting this Saturday, July 19th in Culver City, California visionary artist Nosego’s newest paintings will be on display in his show entitled, “Open Channels.” The paintings describe hybrid animals that not only inhabit qualities of multiple species but also contemporary artifacts and visual metaphors of imagination via intense showers of sparkling color. The double entendre works (humor versus the dramatic) succeed well at quickening the artistic heartbeat of any viewer.
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira (previously) recently completed work on his largest installation to date titled Transarquitetônica at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo. As with much of his earlier sculptural and installation work the enormous piece is built from tapumes, a kind of temporary siding made from inexpensive wood that is commonly used to obscure construction sites. Oliveira uses the repurposed wood pieces as a skin nailed to an organic framework that looks intentionally like a large root system. Because the space provided by the museum was so immense, the artist expanded the installation into a fully immersive environment where viewers are welcome to enter the artwork and explore the cavernous interior. Transarquitetônica will be on view through the end of November this year, and you can watch the video above by Crane TV to hear Oliveira discuss its creation.