Opening Friday, October 9th in our main gallery:
'Farewell Avery' by Esao Andrews
Thinkspace is proud to present ‘Farewell Avery’, the debut west coast solo show from NY based fine artist Esao Andrews. This marks our first major exhibition with the renowned artist after making his debut with us last year during Art Basel in Miami. ‘Farewell Avery’ follows successful two-person showings in New York City with Jonathan LeVine Gallery and Seattle, WA with Roq La Rue Gallery.
Esao Andrews grew up in the Arizona desert, and moved to New York in 1996 to complete his BFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts. After graduating in 2000, he spent the next few years working as a flash animator while painting in his free time. Andrews exhibited his oil paintings in coffee shops and group shows before landing his first major two-person show at Fuse Gallery in New York alongside John John Jesse in 2003. He has since collaborated with Tara McPherson for a DC Comics project, and has created album artwork for several bands, as well. Esao Andrews has developed a signature cast of dark and surreal characters, blending erotic and sometimes frightening surrealistic images, in a manner that is often compared with other American artists like Mark Ryden and John Currin.
Andrews participated in the 2002 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London and cites Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Alfons Mucha, and Joe Sorren as major influences.
Sneak Peek of Esao's work for Farewell Avery: