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Giorgiko x VINS x Thinkspace Projects Presents Dear Wonder & Frenemies

At the beginning of the year, Giorgiko x VINS presented the world with “Dear Wonder” and like you, it took our breathaway too. Like we said previously HERE, LA-based husband-and-wife artist team Darren and Trisha Inouye behind Giorgiko to present to you Dear Wonder. Giorgiko first 3-dimensional work and was created in collaboration with VINS. Dear Wonder brings our dearest character Wonder into the world in a new way.  She stands upon a mound, gazing into the distance as the wind blows her hair.  Behind her, she holds a precious treasure. Today they have announced “Dear Wonder & Frenemies” is here! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better there’s a chance of owning Dear Wonder once again and the gorgeous Frenemies!

This special edition features Giorgiko’s beloved Wonder standing atop a mound gazing into the distance as her hair blows in the wind. She is accompanied by three Frenemies guarding their precious treasures.

Originally debuting at their sold out ‘What Is and what is not’ solo exhibition that took place earlier this year, we are thrilled to offer the deluxe figure set of ‘Dear Wonder & Frenemies’.

White polystone and a high-gloss finish give this piece weight and refinement that perfectly capture the simple, precious, and subtle shapes that Giorgiko characters are known for.  For a long time, it has been our dream to bring Giorgiko characters into the 3D world, and the Dear Wonder sculpture is the first step into many more exciting ways to experience the Giorgiko Universe.  –  Giorgiko

– Edition of 50 + 5 APs

– Hand-finished polystone with white gloss finish, CNC acrylic, and resin with white satin finish

– Dimensions of Dear Wonder: 12″ H x 6″ W x 5″ D / 30cm H x 15cm W x 12.7cm D

– Dimensions of Frenemies: custom bases range from 6 to 11 inches W / 15 to 27.9cm W

– Total Weight of figures: 9 lbs / 4.08 kg

– Wooden Collector Boxes (two different custom boxes)

– Certificate of Authenticity signed by both artists

– Silk-screened drawstring bag + white handling gloves + 2 oz bottle of dog polish

– Published 2021 by Thinkspace Projects / Produced by VINS

Available this Saturday, October 23 at 8am Los Angeles / 11am NYC via . There will be a link shared via Thinkspace Projects email newsletter this Saturday early AM.

“Dear Wonder & Frenemies” releases Sat 10/23, 8am Pacific Time (UTC-7) via Thinkspace.


Giorgiko (pronounced jee-OR-jee-koh) is the product of a collaborative experiment between Darren and Trisha Inouye melding minimal, expressive character illustration with large-scale classical painting.  Conceived in 2012, the Giorgiko universe is home to lost boys and wayfaring girls, and explores the stories of their wanderings and their dreams of being found again.  Urban and classical youth are portrayed in city and nature scenes as part of their journeys through the world.

The husband-and-wife team first met while studying art at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.  Darren was attracted to Trisha’s authenticity and quirkiness, while Trisha was drawn to Darren’s dashingly good looks.  Trisha hails from a Korean immigrant family in the San Francisco Bay area and was noticed at an early age for her talent in drawing.  She brings a cuteness and sweet innocence to Giorgiko’s characters.  Meanwhile, Darren is a 4th generation Japanese-American from Los Angeles who fell in love with hip hop dancing and graffiti in his youth, and the underground influence is evident throughout the Giorgiko universe.  Darren and Trisha’s work blends street and cute to create relatable images for wanderers of all ages.

Darren and Trisha are co-directors of Rainbow Art, where they teach foundational visual art skills to 130 children and adult students on a weekly basis. They are also parents to identical twin boys who keep the young artists occupied with finger foods and baby babble.  Their greatest accomplishment to date is keeping their children alive.

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