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Thinkspace Projects / Los Angeles

Thinkspace was founded in 2005; now in LA’s Culver City Arts District, the gallery has garnered an international reputation as one of the most active and productive exponents of the New Contemporary Art Movement. Maintaining its founding commitment to the promotion and support of its artists, Thinkspace has steadily expanded its roster and diversified its projects, creating collaborative and institutional opportunities all over the world. Founded in the spirit of forging recognition for young, emerging, and lesser-known talents, the gallery is now home to artists from all over the world, ranging from the emerging, mid-career, and established.

For Moniker, Thinkspace presented a mini solo show by Kaili Smith. Born in the Netherlands and raised in Australia, Kaili Smith graduated with a bachelors in Fine arts at WDKA in Rotterdam in 2018, finishing with a sold-out graduation show.

He now pursues a master’s degree in New York after receiving a full scholarship at Parsons school of design, and in collaboration with legendary gallery Thinkspace (LA), has recently appeared in shows including Scope Art Fair during Miami Art Basel and the Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii.

His art focuses on the topics of globalisation, normalisation of behaviour & criminality, a reflection on the increasingly-integrated society of today, its beauty and its struggles.

His current series of works Le Petit Prince reflect on the bizarre conflicting reality of children growing up in an environment of crime, while at the same time showing the strength that children often find through this lifestyle, an ongoing cycle of criminality that many western countries still struggle to understand or deal with in a progressive manner.

http://www.kailismith.com/

Artwork: ‘Had to make myself king’ by Kaili smith