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The Drawing Room at ThinkSpace: Final Days!

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Illustration by Suzanne on November 28th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia

Haunted #11 by Joao Ruas, pencil and watercolour on 200gr watercolour paper - click for details/larger view

I'm not sure why I always end up liking male artists exhibiting at women-dominated group shows best, but I'm afraid I can't help myself and it seems that out of all the 25 artists presented at The Drawing Room, monsieur Joao Ruas' oeuvre (see above) has definitely left the biggest impression on me.

Maybe it's his JamesJeanJeremyEnecioesque rendering or maybe I just like people with reddened nose tips and belly button body mods (see small image below). I dunno.

Evolution (The Dirty Land II) by Brian M. Viveros, graphite, watercolour & airbrush on handmade archival paper - click for details/larger view

I do know, however, that despite fighting it, I'm also still very much in love with Brian Viveros' airbrushed charcoal textures, even though the chain smoking really gets on my nerves these days. I understand that Nicorette® pacifiers are way less aesthetically pleasing, but I really wish his characters would finally decide to quit or at least move on to another, less predictable addiction. Thank you.

Anyway, in case you haven't heard of it a thousand times on a thousand art blogs yet: The Drawing Room - curated by Audrey Kawasaki - features the work of 25 talented young artists and will close its doors this Saturday, November 29, 2008.

Left: Haunted #16 by Joao Ruas | Right: Mata-Adore by Brian M. Viveros - click for details/larger view

Closing: Tomorrow, Saturday, November 29, 2008

Opening times: Thur - Sun: 1 - 6 PM

Address: Thinkspace Art Gallery, 4210 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA, tel: (323) 913-3375 | Map

Featuring: Joao Ruas, Brian Viveros, Audrey Kawasaki, Stella Im Hultberg, Amy Sol, Kukula, Jessica McCourt, Irana Douer, Catherine Campbell, Lilly Piri, Amy Earles, Jason Levesque, Travis Louie, and others.

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2 comments to " The Drawing Room at ThinkSpace: Final Days! "

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Moki at HeliumCowboy Artspace, Hamburg says:

    [...] to the sensitive, translucent and ethereal these days, my current favourite artists are the great Joao Ruas and the pale Northern German porcelain creature Moki. As different as their work may be, they both [...]

    May 17th, 2011 at 9:09 am

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    Heather says:

    Wow! I also like most the above image "Haunted #11" by Joao Ruas. A very great artist that produces great art. (^_^)

    September 2nd, 2012 at 8:57 am

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