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Showing: Francesco Igory Deiana “Turmoil” @ Ruttkowski;68

Back to Cologne 5 years since his debut show with the gallery, Francesco Igory Deiana is currently showing Turmoil @ Ruttkowski;68. Showing wide variety of works, varying in size, technique and concept, the entire body of work is staying true to his concern with shape and its possibilities. Often starting his work from a single line, Italian artist prefers working with traditional media like graphite, ballpoint pen, wax pastel and latex paint, over customary fine art techniques. Using these unforgiving mediums, he produces work that documents the performative gesture of drawing […]

Upcoming: Mark Jenkins – “Knock Knock” @ Ruttkowski;68

On October 21st, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) will be opening a show at Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany, his third solo with the gallery. Knock Knock will feature more of the American artist’s signature witty sculptures utilizing the human form, with the latest body of work a play on the classic joke. With these freestanding pieces, mimicking his installations on the streets, as well as the more indoor based sculptural canvas flats, Jenkins’ hopes to “metaphorically knock on the viewer’s mind, calling norms into question again.” Discuss Mark Jenkins here.

Showing: Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope) – “The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue” @ Die Kunstagentin

As we previously reported, since May 26th, Die Kunstagentin gallery in Cologne, Germany has been hosting a solo by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. For this showcase, the Tel-Aviv-based artist created an all new body of work strongly influenced by the refugee crisis. The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue includes a large installation where recurring bird characters are flying towards a hole in a barbed wire fence. Symbolizing the painful journey of people escaping the horrors of war, this large work is juxtaposed against a smaller sculptural piece. Placed in […]

Previews: Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope) – “The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue” @ Die Kunstagentin

On May 26th, Die Kunstagentin gallery in Cologne, Germany will be opening a solo show by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. The Tel-Aviv-based artist will be showing a new body of work and a large site-specific installation collectively titled The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue. Continuing his series that speaks of borders, patriotism and natural identity, eternally sensitive questions in his homeland, the new exhibition is hugely influenced by the current refugee crisis. As seen on the preview photos we just received, Yekutieli is using his familiar imagery to […]

Showing: Parra – “I can’t look at your face anymore” @ Ruttkowski;68

Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany is currently showing I can’t look at your face anymore, a solo by Pieter Janssen aka Parra. For his second exhibition with the gallery, the Dutch artist, illustrator and designer created an all new body of work consisting of canvases, sculptures and objects. Inspired by the phenomenon of selfies and the creation of edited selves in social media, the pieces in the show are focused on obscuring the face. This idea is noticeable on all the works produced for the show – canvas characters are hiding behind each other […]

Previews: Parra – “I can’t look at your face anymore” @ Ruttkowski;68

Pieter Janssen aka Parra will be returning to Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany for his second solo with the gallery. Three years since And wait for something to happen (covered), the Dutch artist will be opening I Can’t Look At Your Face Anymore on April 15th. The new body of work he created for this showcase is built as a response to the narcissism of selfies and the creation of edited selves in today’s social media. The artist, designer, illustrator and skateboard brand owner is pushing his visual language further with these […]

Showing: Revok – “Revok” @ Ruttkowski;68

With his most recent solo show titled Revok, Jason Williams aka REVOK introduced his latest concepts and works at Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany. Opened on August 14th, the show will stay on view until September 27th. The title of the shows refers to the concept of identity that he has been exploring since 1990, when he adopted the name as his alias. REVOK was only a tag or a pseudonym when he started out as a graffiti artist, but later on it became a frame within which he can define himself without social constraints. […]

Upcoming: Revok – “Revok” @ Ruttkowski;68

On August 14th, Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany will be welcoming back Jason William aka REVOK for another solo. The eponymously named exhibition continues the line of work seen in his Los Angeles show earlier this year (covered), and will follow the graffiti artist as he “goes beyond the self to examine perceptions of consciousness and unconsciousness.” This continues to be expressed in the form of increasingly complex assemblages formed from precisely cut pieces of wood that draw their influences from op-art, traditional folk pattern, and optical illusion elements. Discuss Revok […]

Openings: Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch – “Waiting” @ Ruttkowski;68

Waiting is Hendrik ‘ECB’ Beikirch’s third exhibition with Ruttkowski:68 gallery which opened on the 5th of June. Famous for his portraiture work, the exhibition features renderings of people he encountered in his numerous trips around the world. Through his works, Beikirch seeks to capture a person’s “aura,” making them immortal in the process. No matter if he works on a massive murals covering skyscrapers, or draws in his sketchbook, his works are black & white and focused on transforming people from the anonymous to the iconic. His characters are […]

Showing: Dave Kinsey – “Ashes to Ashes” @ Die Kunstagentin

With his current solo show now on view at Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany, Dave Kinsey (featured) is continuing to explore a more abstract body of work, which was first introduced at his Detroit solo show back in October 2014 (covered). The pieces introduced through Ashes To Ashes are hugely influenced by the very basics, the essential elements of nature – water, dirt, rock, wood. Living in the Sierra Nevada mountains was the greatest inspiration for the artist, so this show “represents the personal impressions of his surroundings and his exploration of […]
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