The artist Coco Bergholm has completed her mural at Urban Spree for the #StillSTAND Project, a local initiative to expose the contextual work of local street artists during the time of the pandemic/lockdown.
Coco Bergholm deals with the public space as a place of communication and addresses questions relating to possibilities of participation, passive resistance and disappearance.
In her mural for STILLTAND the artist is using a part of a quote by Cesar A. Cruz: “COMFORT THE DISTURBED – DISTURB THE COMFORTABLE”.
You can find an interview of the artist in relation to her wall project on the Urban Presents blog.
Ida Lawrence completed the second part of the @StillSTAND Project in June 2020 at Urban Spree.
Ida’s project revolved around the idea of representing on the wall heard and overheard sentences of common people about the Corona pandemic, graphically representing them as written with chalk on the pavement.
Ida Lawrence was interviewed by the blog Urban Presents about her wall project at Urban Spree and her trajectory as an artist, from her native Sydney to her adopted Berlin.
Urban Spree Prints releases the first screen print of the Croatian-born, Berlin-based visual artist Marina Mika.
Mika’s illustrations are always hand-drawn and her universe is a composite world inspired by art nouveau, anime & manga, lores and fantasy.
Titled “Animal Spirit“, the hand-pulled screen print comes in a limited edition of 35, all signed and numbered by the artist. The print has been manually produced at Urban Spree on a Somerset 310g/sm paper and bears 2 deckle edges (the left and right sides of the paper have been torn on purpose to reveal the white structure of the paper through the black ink.
The print will be released this coming Wednesday 24.06 at 18:00 C.E.T. on the Urban Spree webstore and in our Berlin shop.
Urban Spree Galerie presents “Explorations“, the first solo show of the Krakow-based calligraffiti painter SICOER in Berlin.
“Explorations” – initially due to open in March 2020 – is the outcome of several one-week working sessions at Urban Spree in Berlin during the months of January and February 2020, interspersed with intense studio time in Krakow during the lockdown.
The Covid-19 closed the borders and the artist found himself in an unexpected form of retreat and focused entirely on his art, endlessly experimenting, finding new tools, new ways of expression and ultimately discovering a more abstract part of his work which is giving a new direction to the show.
Sicoer is a calligraffiti painter based in Krakow well known for his vandal graffiti as well as his handstyle studio works. Having started graffiti in 1998 and still active nowadays, Sicoer created in parallel a studio practice based on the combination of letters, geometric compositions, flow and a limited use of color range. Relentlessly exploring, Sicoer turned recently his graphic experiments towards calligraffiti abstraction.
The Berlin-based artist howtokillagraffiti inaugurated the #StillSTAND Project by painting the first mural of the 4-part series.
The artist uses graffiti to create a structure and then populates it with various figures and shapes, intertwines them, hides them in plain sight. The outcome is a hybrid work between “painting” and graffiti, blurring the lines between the codified form of graffiti and the freestyle element of modern painting.
To learn more about the artist and his background, read the interview of howtokillagraffiti on the blog platform Urban Presents (in English and German).