Thinkspace Gallery is proud to present The
Trinity. This exhibit brings together three rising talents from the
thriving metropolis that is New York City. From The Bronx to Brooklyn to
Queens, a staggering mixture of media on canvas, wood, paper and found objects
has been assembled to create The Trinity. The exhibition's theme is
loosely based on religion, playing upon the iconography and symbolism that's
associated with all religions and the historical misinterpretations that come
with them. The three artists that make up The Trinity have taken this
basic idea, and expanded upon it by going in a different direction all
together. Forget what you know about religion and join The Trinity as
they take aim at a cultural staple of society and make it fresh and enticing
for a new generation of forward thinking art lovers.
Tony Philippou was born in 1978 in Bronx, NY
and still resides and creates there to this day. His intentions are to explore
the reality and relationships of humans using the theme of religion and it’s
most recognizable character; Jesus; alongside his apostle’s and other notable
characters. Philippou’s fascination with this particular theme has stemmed from
his love of the human form, design and symbolism.
All personal views aside, the artist is not
trying to advocate any message or stance via religion at all in his paintings;
it is merely the symbolic and creative influence that he is inspired by. A
fresh and exciting perspective is what he lends to his viewers.
· Graduated 2001 Pratt
Institute - Brooklyn NY: BFA in Illustration.
Tony Philippou’s website: www.tonyphilippou.com
Zachariah Johnsen is a young artist
concentrating in watercolor, pen & ink,
and mixed media works on paper plus oil works on canvas. His medium of choice
is the micron pen and he uses them exhaustively to describe a world of ghouls,
monsters, and misfits – the shady characters in everyday life, but just hidden
from normal view. Zach focuses on the more ignored side of life – on the sides
of people and places that visitors rarely see. In Zach’s world, most of the
people have obvious human/animal hybrids that can’t be hidden. The corrupt
politican is a hideous beast wielding an ax and smoking a cigar. The Hollywood
actress is a washed-up, half rat w/ open sores surrounded by a mob of rabid
birds. The family portrait is a gaggle of jellydrop characters and mutated fish
Johnson has lent this fantastic world and his unique style of frenetic pen
lines and loose, splashy water-based media to a number of surfaces and media
across the industries. He has created original works for print and
publications, skateboards, skis, furniture, sneakers, snowboards, clothing and
Having gained recognition across the United States, Australia, and Europe,
Johsnon is now concentrating on expanding his visual range – into paintings on
canvas and installation works to video and motion graphics. With a number of
exhibitions and published works under his belt, Johnson has become recognized
as an artist whose future is much brighter than the often dark content of his
Zach Johnson’s website: www.zenvironments.com
Marion Bolognesi was born on the small island
of Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles. She was raised primarily in the States
by her parents Wendy and Aurelio Bolognesi.
Bolognesi received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2003. Having
moved to New York City shortly thereafter, she has been pursuing her interests
in both fine art and design over the past four years.
Bolognesi's work is a study of the fragile complexities of human emotion and
explores the depths of passion and beauty of expression through realistic and
fluid watercolor paintings. Her work reads as both a subtle and deeply
emotional divulgence of her own feelings and those of her subjects.
Marion Bolognesi’s website: www.marion-b.com