Geneva-based artist and graphic designer Ben Thé is currently spending a month-long residency at Urban Spree, sharing the studio of his Geneva longtime friend and Urban Spree Resident Artist Rylsee. Both are preparing a “Späti-themed” exhibition in Geneva which will open later this year.
Ben Thé just published “Sketch Book Edition“, a self-published artist book which gathers a selection of his best sketches stemming from his impressive sketch books, 15 volumes to date, spanning the years 2008-2015 for this first publication.
Ben Thé is a highly talented illustrator and his sketchbooks, adorned with drawings, flash tattoos, collages, are an endless source of pop wonderment.
The book comes in a very nice limited edition of 200 signed copies, exclusively available in Germany at Urban Spree Berlin.
You can purchase a signed copy in the Urban Spree online shop here or directly in our Berlin shop. Quantities are limited.
Only available in the Berlin shop, Ben Thé brought us some copies of his new funky doggy poster.
The Galerie is also selling his original piece from the Teufelsberg series, available here.
Julia Benz finished the hanging of the huge Triptychon and is now starting the mural on the wall next to it. The process is opened to the public and you are welcome to come by and watch.
In this video shot by Rémi Chapeaublanc and Mélanie Friche Bigouroux -the young couple that Ruben Brulat met in Mongolia and who is actually figured in one of Ruben’s iconic image from the Paths series, we follow the photographer and his fellow travelers/soon-to-be nude models into the wild landscapes of Mongolia and try to decipher how the photographer chooses his angle, how he manages to tame the light, and force the whole landscape into actually becoming one of his photographic compositions.
Direct Concerts, El Borracho Bookings & Indieberlin present:
THE VACANT LOTS
+ Support: Medicine Boy
Presale: 14€ (plus fees)
THE VACANT LOTS
THE VACANT LOTS are an American duo comprised of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen. The key element of The Vacant Lots’ minimalist, primitive rock and roll songs is their boundless energy, which tears up the psych template with a genuine punk spirit. The notion of duality is also a recurring theme in the band’sminimal means maximum effect aesthetic, whether in their lyrics or fiercely monochromatic artwork. Having recently toured Europe with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Vacant Lots will be hitting the road this summer with The Dandy Warhols in the USA.
Medicine Boy is a Dream Noise duo from Cape Town, South Africa. Influenced by the likes of Rowland S. Howard, Spiritualized, The Mary Chain and The Bad Seeds, the pair tread the fine line between the calm and the chaotic. Formed in 2014 by André Leo (vocals/guitar), Lucy Kruger (vocals/keys) and a drum machine, the band quickly began headlining shows and festivals in South Africa and toured Europe and the UK in 2015 + 2016. The band’s sound is as much about the noise as it is about the spaces between. Grinding organ sinks beneath waves of guitar that are at times gentle and drifting, at others feral and unforgiving. Lucy and Andre’s voices remain entwined and intimate. The band is currently based in Berlin.
20.02.2019 Berlin – Urban Spree
Einlass: 20:00 Uhr, Beginn 21:00 Uhr
Tickets ab Freitag, 26.10.2018
2011 gegründet, haben The Murlocs aus Melbourne, Australien bereits gemeinsam mit Bands wie Thee Oh Sees, Graveyard Train and Dave Graney auf der Bühne gestanden. Der Sound der fünf Jungs ist inspiriert durch die Bluesmusik ihrer Jugend. Lässiger Psychedelic-Blues-Garagenrock, den man am 20.02. live im Berliner Urban Spree erleben kann.