July 19 - August 9, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 6-9pm
6009 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA
Thinkspace is pleased to exhibit Open Channels featuring new works by highly accomplished fine artist, illustrator, and street artist Yis Goodwin, aka Nosego.
Imaginatively beautiful and strangely grotesque, the Philadelphia based artist captures a myriad of conflicting impulses in a single piece.
His larger than life creations tend to reveal the smallness of their individual parts upon closer inspection. Imposingly excessive, and saturated with individual references, each piece presents a wealth of composited details and a host of minutiae to fascinate and entangle the viewer in endless readings.
Nosego combines the animal with the suggestion of the human, and the illustrative with the realistic, to create beautifully disorienting hybrids. His works defy categorization, both stylistically and in terms of content. They are polymorphous and in an unrelenting state of flux and metamorphosis: a dynamic perpetuity of becoming and undoing, as though they were living things.
Nosego presents us with worlds that exist unto themselves, as illogical as they are seductive and transportive. The spontaneity of the artist’s huge imagination is at the fore of his practice. His works convey this feeling of explosive energy, as though looking into them provided the viewer with a direct conduit to the origins of their genius. With endless associative recombinations, and a genuinely uncensored creativity and penchant for experiment, the artist opens vistas unto worlds of unimaginable vastness, possibility, and intricacy.
Nosego will be creating a site specific installation in the Thinkspace project room for Open Channels, and completing a public mural in Los Angeles in tandem with the exhibition.
|Nosego photographed by Theo Constantinou. 2012. Image via paradigmmagazine.com. All rights reserved.|