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Upcoming: Mark Jenkins – “Terrible Horrible” @ Ruttkowski;68

After seeding the city of Cologne last year with some of his sculptural urban interventions for the CityLeaks Festival, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) has returned for a solo show at Ruttkowski;68. Entitled Terrible Horrible, the exhibition opening on April 4th will delight and surprise the American artist’s fans alike with his play on the human form. If you were one of the lucky people that attended a special preview dinner put on by the gallery, you would have directly off one of his pieces lying on the table (seen below). […]

Showing: Daniel Weissbach “Stellen” @ Ruttkowski;68

Berlin based artist, Daniel Weissbach, recently opened his solo at Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany. Titled Stellen (to set, to put), this show included new pieces from his ongoing series of works focused on taking apart of real, everyday places, and reinventing them in an artistic context. By mostly creating isolated sections of tiled walls, his prime idea is to show and put accent on the spaces between the tiles, where life leaves marks that are hard to remove. It’s these gaps that observed from a distance […]

Openings: HuskMitNavn x Michael Swaney – “The Hanging” @ Ruttkowski;68

Danish street artist, HuskMitNavn, reacently teamed up with Spain-based Canadian artist Michael Swaney for their first collaborative show, The Hanging, that opened at Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany on the 6th of December. For this occasion, the artists didn’t just share the gallery space, as it’s usually the case with joint shows, but also gallery walls, displaying next to each other, and even some works on canvas and paper creating exclusive, collaboration pieces.The title of the show refers both to the everyday act of hanging art […]

Opening: Parra “And wait for something to happen” @ Ruttkowski;68, Germany

Parra (Piet Janssen) opened his newest solo show And wait for something to happen last Friday, 4th of October at Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany. Known for his illustration style work that can be both abstract and figurative, the Dutch artist prepared an entirely new body of work for this show – 11 big canvases, 11 ink drawings, and porcelain editions he released in collaboration with CaseStudyo (two colorways of Down figure (introduced), and the Vaso di Culo vase). Even though his last solo show at Galleria Patricia Armocida (covered) was only four months […]

Showing: “Three” @ DQE

Ruttkowski;68 and Art Is Just a Four Letter Word opened a group show “Three” in Cologne, Germany, at DQE in Heliosstr. The idea of the show is to show the diversities and similarities between three artists from different geographic backgrounds, with three signature styles, united by a common environment – graffiti. Include are works by German artist Hendrik “ECB” Beirkich, who is known for his large scale portraits and sky scraping murals/canvases, Dutch surrealist Super A that loves combining his painting with 3D work, and finally, a true […]

Streets: Mark Jenkins (Cologne)

American street artist Mark Jenkins (interviewed) recently visited Cologne in Germany where he created some new work for CityLeaks Festival at Ruttkowski;68 Gallery atelier. With a help of his collaborator, Sandra Fernandez, the artist created six new, site specific works that were than placed to different locations around town. From shop windows to shop counters, from balconies to rooftops, Jenkins’ creatures are now gracing the public space of the city. which matches perfectly with his statement – “If the city was a body, my artworks were like herpes – the body attacks […]

Openings: Maya Hayuk “All Access” @ AF Gallery, Cologne

American artist Maya Hayuk recently visited Cologne, Germany where she took part in its CityLeaks Urban Art Festival. It is the second time that the event has been organized there this year. With focus of the project being on inviting artists to intervene with Cologne’s public spaces and exhibit their work in various galleries and off-locations, Hayuk made a huge street mural, as well as opened a solo show at AF Galery. After collaborating with Billabong on her own line of beach clothes and releasing a print […]

Openings: Nils Müller – “Vandals” @ Ruttkowski;68

Former graffiti artist and self-taught photographer Nils Müller opened his solo show at Ruttkowski;68 Gallery in Cologne, Germany, last Friday, the 24th of June. The show followed up his recently released book Vandals and it was the official release of the limited edition of the book as well(we are still giving away one copy of these HERE). The exhibition consisted of large photographs from the book, showcasing the risky and rarely seen side of graffiti culture in its most genuine form – train bombing. Müller traveled the globe following different […]

Openings: Hendrik Beikirch / ECB – “Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides” @ Ruttkowski;68

German artist Hendrik Beikirch / ECB recently opened his solo show “Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides” @ Ruttkowski;68 Gallery in Cologne, Germany on 5th of April (previewed). Along with works on canvas that he prepared exclusive for this occasion, the artist introduced himself with a big scale mural he did in Cologne. Again, the main motif of his works are portraits of random people he encountered and met during his world travels. All done using his signature medium of India ink, acrylic paint, and spray paint, […]

Preview: Hendrik Beikirch / ECB – “Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides” @ Ruttkowski;68

German artist and muralist, Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB, is opening his 2nd solo show with Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany, on 5th of April. Two years after his last solo show, ECB is back to Cologne with an exhibition simply described/titled “Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides”. As fans of his work might know, portraits that tell a story are signature motif both in his large-scale murals, and canvase works. Instead of illustrating famous people, he draws attention to those who have a […]
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