Bisco Smith designs 2 exclusive t-shirts and hoodies for Urban Spree.
Following his Residency in Berlin earlier this year, the Brooklyn-based calligraffiti artist adds his signature handstyle to our Artist Series.
The series is limited to a run of 50 hoodies and 50 t-shirts only.
They are manually screen printed in-house at Urban Spree in Berlin.
The back motive reads “Urban Spree” in a complex, free flow handstyle which is the trademark of the American artist, while the front medallion represents a simplified version of the motive – also called “throw-up”. The black hoodies and t-shirts are printed with a gunpowder shimmering water-based grey ink.
The Urban Spree Artist Series is a limited edition of screen printed calligraphic t-shirts and hoodies in collaboration with graffiti and visual artists.
The series will be available on our website on Thursday, November 29th at 12:00 (noon) NYC time and 18:00 in Berlin.
Bisco Smith’s solo show “Journey” will be on display until 21.04.2018 at Urban Spree Galerie.
The NYC-based visual artist has spent a 3-week residency at Urban Spree prior to the opening of his show. During his stay in Berlin, he created a whole new series of works on canvas, inks on paper and some installations.
“Journey” brings the visitor to the universe of Bisco’s largely freestyle and calligraffiti-inspired black-and-white visual beats.
Bisco’s roots lie in hip hop, graffiti, and street art. He works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and his style can be characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction, and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.
We will be releasing an exclusive hand-pulled 18″ x 24″ screen print made at Urban Spree on Wednesday, March 14th at 12:00 (noon) NYC time and 17:00 German time.
The catalogue of works exhibited can be downloaded here
Art residency + Solo Show
Exhibition: 09.03.2018 – 21.04.2018
Urban Spree Galerie will participate to the 3rd Edition of Urvanity Art (28.02-03-03.2019) at COAM in the center of Madrid.
The fair is dedicated to urban contemporary arts and for its first participation to a Spanish art fair, the gallery has designed on 60 sqm a program with 9 artists, mainly based or linked to Berlin, as well as a solo show of works from Hendrik Czakainski.
As for the graffiti part, we are showing photographic works from Martha Cooper/1UP of the acclaimed series “One Week with 1UP”, whose exhibition about the Berlin-based graffiti vandal crew was created at Urban Spree in May 2018 and toured worldwide ever since.
Cpt_Olf is joining the roster as well with an iconic image about the Berlin Kidz/Os Cururu.
Bisco Smith (NYC) and Sicoer (Krakow) will be showing their calligraffiti/handstyle skills, both on canvases as well as on paper, through a series of medium-sized inks.
EVOL is a German artist renowned for his detailed stencils on cardboard, his large installations, and his outdoor works on electric boxes, depicting Berlin cityscapes and houses, Plattenbau, and the constant evolution and fragility of the metropolis.
We will also be showing new works on paper from Marion Jdanoff (the half of of French duo Palefroi) and from Victor Ash, adding some portraits painted by Anthony Lister under the influence of Picasso during his Berlin residency at Urban Spree in September 2018.
Last but not the least, we will introduce 3 new paintings from Lars Wunderlich (a.k.a. Look The Weird) as a preview to his upcoming solo show with the gallery in April 2019.
Please contact the gallery ahead of the fair with any questions or requests you may have.
Urban Spree Galerie / Urvanity Art Fair
Calle Horteleza 63
28004 Madrid, Spain
Urban Spree returns for the third consecutive year to the Paris Urban Art Fair
from 12th to 15th of April 2018.
We will be presenting a duo show with two Berlin-based artists represented by the gallery, Hendrik Czakainski (GER) and Tavar Zawacki (USA). Both artists will be present during the Fair.
One of the highlights of the Urban Spree booth will be the presentation of a triptych by Hendrik Czakainski (see below). This artwork in 3 framed panels has a size of 288 cm long by 160 cm high. The german artist is known for his 3D surreal visions of urban and industrial settlements, prone to chaos, uncertainty and destruction, however reaching a formal and hypnotic abstracted beauty.
Urban Spree Prints will also release a limited edition 15-colour screen print set of the triptych work, masterly crafted at the Urban Spree Studios by Dolly Demoratti. This release is exclusive to the fair and will be launched at the Opening.
Urban Spree will also be presenting 6 new medium-sized works on canvas (120 x 90 cm) by Tavar Zawacki aka ABOVE. A further step away from his iconic “arrow” motive towards geometric abstraction and hard-edged painting, Tavar’s new works are subtle trompe l’oeil and variations perfectly executed in a muted color range. We will also introduce a new series of resin cut-out works from the Californian artist.
Tavar will sign copies of his book Metamorphosis – published by Urban Spree Books in September 2017 – on Saturday 14.04 at 16:00 on the Urban Spree booth.
We will also show some calligraphic works on paper by Bisco Smith and Jonas “Sun7” Bournat.
URBAN ART FAIR | PARIS 2018 LE CARREAU DU TEMPLE
4, Rue Eugene Spuller
75003 Paris, France
12 >15 avril 2018