Thinkspace Projects is pleased to present a myriad of new work for one week only this July. Although the gallery usually takes a short summer hiatus, they are so excited about the forward momentum after such a difficult year, that they have opted for jam-packed programming.

Featuring a group exhibition, a solo show, and selected works in their viewing room, the gallery is thrilled to be bringing New Contemporary Art to the Los Angeles community all summer long.

In Gallery One, Thinkspace is honored to host a special group show bringing together ten creatives from West Africa.

Curated in co-operation with artist Ken Nwadiogbu, this exhibition serves as a spotlight to help expose just a fraction of the amazing talent coming out of West Africa, in particular the countries of Nigeria and Cameroon.

The artists featured offer a vast array of visual languages, all coming together to tell their stories in unique ways.

This exhibition features new works from Ayanfe Olarinde, Boris Anje, Chigozie Obi, Eshinlokun Wasiu, Elizabeth Ekpetorson, Jimbo Lateef, Ken Nwadiogbu, Michelle Okpare, Patrick

Akpojotor, and Yusuff Aina Abogunde. Following this show, Thinkspace will be working with many of the featured artists further in 2021 and beyond, beginning with Boris Anje’s debut North American solo exhibition this November.

Gallery Two will hold a special mini-show from Dutch artist Super A, also known as Stefen Thelen, entitled ‘Trapped’ in conjunction with the release of his book by the same name.

Trapped is an overview of all Super A’s work made for this series. The result of over 3 years, this hand-bound book contains of photos of all the paintings, the murals, work in progress pictures and text by Katharina Gallade (Galerie Droste) and Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace Project).

The gallery is thrilled to not only be presenting work from this series, but be celebrating the U.S. launch of the book.

In the viewing room, the gallery presents new works on paper from both Lucas Lobo and Imon Boy.

Lucas Lobo lives and works in Brazil, one of the only facts he freely shares about himself.

Past that, he is an enigma. His hyper detailed, overly saturated works are a mind-bending menagerie of pop culture imagery funneled through Lobo’s unique lens. Imon Boy is also private, closely guarding his true identity.

However, his work speaks volumes, incorporating graffiti, video games, internet, cinema, music, and travel to create stories marked by cartoonish characters in seemingly comical situations.

The key factor in his production is the union of these pop elements with his curiosity for drawing and the search for the expression of irony, quirkiness, and joy within new forms and scenery.

His works are full of bright and colourful detail which, influenced by pop and graffiti, evoke in the observer a sense of playfulness to take life less seriously by. These two enigmatic artists share walls in this special display.

These shows open July 3, 2021 and on view until July 10, 2021 at Thinkspace Projects.

Listing Details:

Opening Night: July 3, 2021, 5pm – 9pm

Thinkspace Projects Presents:

West Adams District

On Exhibit: July 3-July 10, 2021, Tues.-Sat. Noon to 6pm

·         About Thinkspace

Thinkspace was founded in 2005; now in LA’s thriving West Adams District, the gallery has garnered an international reputation as one of the most active and productive exponents of the New Contemporary Art Movement. Maintaining its founding commitment to the promotion and support of its artists, Thinkspace has steadily expanded its roster and diversified its projects, creating collaborative and institutional opportunities all over the world. Founded in the spirit of forging recognition for young, emerging, and lesser-known talents, the gallery is now home to artists from all over the world, ranging from the emerging, mid-career, and established.