June 20 - August 18
20 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
BlackBook Presents invites you to join us for our summer series featuring L.A. artist ThankYouX (a.k.a. Ryan Wilson) with his first N.Y. solo show. ThankYouX began his artistic journey on the streets of L.A., spray painting stencils in homage to Andy Warhol.
While those stencils were his initial calling card, gaining him a significant cult following — as well as a celebrity fan base — they only scratched the surface of his multifaceted artistic identity. As his notoriety grew to international acclaim, the scope of his expression evolved to contemporary abstract images that stand in striking contrast to the more conventional graffiti-inspired street-art paradigm.
ThankYouX went on to exhibit paintings and sculptures in London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York & Hong Kong. He has more recently attracted the attention of the art world cognoscenti with his mixed media cube paintings and large scale abstract work.
Notably, he was the official artist of the 2016 Global Citizen music festival in New York (curated by Coldplay’s Chris Martin); and he recently completed an artist residency at Soho House in West Hollywood in 2018. 2019 finds him introducing his work to entirely new audiences. Indeed, he’ll be in Biarritz, France on June 12 for his collaboration with Indian Motorcycles – along with fellow artists including Risk and D Face.