On May 28th, Thinkspace Gallery opened a new solo show by Favio Martinez aka Curiot, along with solo shows by James Bullough and UR New York. For his third solo show with the gallery, the Michoacán artist prepared a collection of new paintings, two new digital editions, an adventurous installation, as well as an offsite mural completed for the RFK Schools project with Branded Arts.
Warped Passage features one of the gallery’s most intense install takeovers ever as the Curiot painted the walls and floors of the gallery, blending his work within the space. Although still heavily inspired by Mexican folklore, handicraft traditions, textiles, and patterns, the new works are stepping further towards a futuristic, sci-fi feel. Pushing the mythological and surreal to new limits, the fresh vibrant works are simultaneously ancient and contemporary, often bordering with abstraction. Very much focused on the colors he works with, Martinez matched the tones of the new pieces with the wall installation, creating a sense of narration within the works exhibited.