This piece of original artwork is ready to hang.
LAX/DTW features over 80 local and international artists curated by Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace. The massive group exhibition serves as introduction to the burgeoning New Contemporary art movement for art lovers in the Midwest, handpicked by one of the scene’s most prolific galleries. For the eighth iteration of Thinkspace’s traveling group exhibitions, co-owners Andrew and Shawn Hosner hand picked Detroit to showcase one of their most ambitious collections to date.
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“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner said.
This piece of original artwork is signed by the artist and includes an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from Inner State Gallery.
In my collages I use hand made papers that I have been collecting since I discovered my medium in 1992. The images found in my collages are drawn from a collection I started at that same time. The constant search collecting and cataloging of images, papers and anything that could be used in my work is a large part of what I do and is one part of the process that I love.
Having lived in New York City (NYC) for the past 20 years, mixing images taken from all walks of life is something that is important to me. It is what I love about NYC. Here on Manhattan there are all these people from all over the planet on one island getting along with each other. It’s a beautiful thing. My medium allows me to mimic this in wonderful ways; ways that sometimes make for quite surreal scenes.
Mused by sacred geometry and shamanic visions I attempt to channel these inspirations into my work in the form of psychedelic landscapes, iconic, mandalic and spiritual mayhem.
Meticulously isolating the images from their original reality by cutting them out using an x-acto knife and then injecting them into a new reality with the help of glue, I place the selected images between multiple layers of clear resin building a collage time capsule in 3-dimensions.
The works have a story to tell and much like a good book that is read for the second time, I attempt to have my work reveal a slightly different version of it self over and over and if possible awaken the viewer’s imagination." - Sebastian Wahl