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. […]
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Polish artists Sepe and Chazme were recently invited to participate in the 1,2,3 Hoch 2wei project by the University of Bielefeld in Germany. For this initiative, the artists created a mural titled Unreachables inside the university lobby. The large piece is inspired by the current immigrant problem that Europe is dealing with, but also, the problem of Somalian pirates. For this piece, the two artists mixed their highly different styles into a well working image. Sepe painted the characters, with his raw, expressive visual language accenting the pain […]
This weekend, Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch brings a well balanced combination of graffiti roots and contemporary abstract art to Saarbrücken in Germany in the guise of group exhibition Ambiguity. Concentrating on four key proponents of the Graffuturism movement; Poesia, Augustine Kofie, Remi Rough and LX One – whose dimensional work is pictured above – the exhibition looks full of promise from some of the hardest working artists in their field. Repping the USA and Europe in equal measure, these four innovators use a dialect that has helped […]
Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany recently opened a new solo by American artist Brad Downey. Titled Souvenirs, the show features short videos and a series of everyday objects and utilitarian materials juxtapozed in a new context creating a novel meaning. The work raises issues about everything from identity (with his flags drawings), privacy, to self destruction. His series of works with keys touchbase on the notion of access and security. With his techniques of détournement and re-contextualization, Downey reinterprets banal objects to create revelatory artworks. These act as ‘souvenirs‘ as […]
Toward the end of last year, artists SatOne, Roid and Wow123 come together to work on a epic wall in Bremen, Germany. Entitled World Made of Plastic, the mural was painted as part of “A Dream – Mural Art Project” in Lüssumer Heide 36, Bremen Nord – blending their styles together nicely. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Axel Stock / Graffuturism. Discuss SatOne here. Discuss Roid here.
Adrian Falkner aka Smash137 recently opened his solo show on the 27th of November at Galerie Neuheisel in Saarbrücken, Germany. The artist that built his name by putting it up on pretty much every surface of his hometown of Basel, Switzerland from 1990 until 2005, introduced his new series of heavily abstract, graffiti inspired works titled Neue Farbe (New Color). The title of the show comes from his childhood idea he shared with his brother about inventing a new color. While every attempt ended in creating a shade of […]
Street muralist Nychos recently completed a striking new piece in Hamburg for the Knotenpunkt 14 urban art festival, organized and curated by Affenfaust Gallery. Dissecting a black widow in his usual style, the Austrian artist kicked off the event by getting up on the wall of a four-story building in the Gängeviertel. Check out more in progress and detailed photos below… Discuss Nychos here.
Croatian artist Miron Milic recently visited Heilbronn in Germany, where he created a new mural, titled “Was dich nicht tötet, das Verkrüppelt dich” (What doesn’t kill you, maims you), dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 1st World War. Using only two colors, a paint roller and a brush, he created an illustrative style piece as a comment on the famous Nietzsche’s quote “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”. Showing an anonymous soldier, with medals, scared face, and missing arm, this anti-war, non politic piece […]
Members of the French street-art collective Da Mental Vaporz are currently in Berlin, working hard on their upcoming collaborative exhibition, The Wall, opening on the 26th of May at BC gallery. The show will include a display of works in the two spaces of the gallery, as well as two large public murals that can be seen in the surrounding area. The idea behind the exhibition and its title is to pay respect to “the most passionate part of most urban contemporary artists today” – THE WALL. […]
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). […]