SPOKE NYC is pleased to present “Beautiful Mistakes” an exhibition by Polish artist, BEZT (Etam Cru) in what will be his inaugural solo exhibition in New York City, curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace. For “Beautiful Mistakes” BEZT has created a series paintings and drawings, highlighting his simple and quiet storytelling. Melancholic figures are depicted in familiar domestic scenes, blurring the lines between familiar and surreal narratives.
Known primarily for large-scale murals painted with Sainer as part of the Etam Cru duo, BEZT's work is resistant to the ascription of excessively assigned meaning, preferring to allow the imagery to speak for itself. BEZT juxtaposes saturated colors and loose brushstrokes with delicate, refined lines and patterns.
His dream-like compositions often feature a central figure, silently contemplating the unknown, capturing the moment when someone is lost within their own thoughts. The scenes depicted quietly draw the viewer in, making them take pause and consider the unknown.
In conjunction with the exhibition, BEZT will be painting his first mural in New York City. Please join us Saturday, October 21st from 6 - 10 pm for the opening reception of “Beautiful Mistakes.” Complimentary beverages will be served and the artist will be in attendance.
As an added bonus, the first 100 attendees of the exhibition will receive a free mini print. For more information, or additional images, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEZT (Etam Cru) is a renowned Polish street artist who graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland in 2012. Working as one half of the Etam Cru with Sainer, he is renowned for his large scale murals which can be found around the world. BEZT’s work has been featured in various publications, including Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose and more.
SPOKE is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2005, and located in the Culver City art district since 2009, Thinkspace was established with a commitment to the promotion and dissemination of young and emerging art. The gallery is a catalytic conduit for the emerging New Contemporary art scene, and is dedicated to the exposure of its tenets and its artists. As a haven for talent, and a venue founded in passion, conviction, and community, the gallery’s mandate is rooted in projections for its future longevity.