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Mikołaj Rejs: Habitat

On Saturday 17.09.2016, we are launching a new exhibition in our Galerie Ecke during the Berlin Art Week. “Habitat” by Krakow-based polish street artist Mikołaj Rejs is a tribute to the old slavic folklore and magical creatures. The works of Mikolaj Rejs aim to represent the specific habitat of ghosts, gods and demons, parallel universes and portals and mirrors to our own world.

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Mikołaj Rejs (1984) – involved in street art since the late 90’s. His works are created mostly in the post-industrial areas. Participated in numerous graffiti and street art events (including “20 years of Krakow houser” Nürnberg 2016, Meetings of Styles, Lublin 2011-2014, Street Art Festival, Katowice 2011, Outline Colour Festival, Lodz 2009, Brain Damage, Warsaw, 2003).

Co-founder of artistic and educational projects (Day with art, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow 2012, the Polish-Ukrainian-Moldovan project Artdrome, Lugansk 2012, Between the Wall, Legnica 2012, Roads to Freedom, MOCAK 2011). Curator of few international street art events. His small format works and photographs have been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, inter alia: “Bonarka” Center of Contemporary Art, Krakow 2004, “Graffiti vs Street Art”- Zacheta ,Lublin 2011,”Full Moon Art” Warsaw 2014, and individual “Urban Chapels” Onamato gallery, Krakow 2013, “NOUMEN” Krakow 2014.

http://mikolajrejs.pl

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17th, 19:00 – 21:00

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
+49 30 / 74078597
www.urbanspree.com

Gallery requests
galerie@urbanspree.com

Press requests
diana@urbanspree.com



Mikolaj Rejs: Habitat

Urban Spree Galerie invites you to the opening of the new solo show of Polish artist Mikolaj Rejs. 

Habitat” opens in the Galerie’s Ecke on Saturday, September 17th, during the Berlin Art Week.

Inspired by old slavic, polish traditions and folklore, the works of street artist Mikolaj Rejs  intends to represent the specific habitat of ghosts, gods and demons, parallel universes and portals and mirrors to our own world.

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About the artist: 

Mikołaj Rejs (1984) – involved in street art since the late 90’s. His works are created mostly in the post-industrial areas. Participated in numerous graffiti and street art events (including “20 years of Krakow houser” Nürnberg 2016, Meetings of Styles, Lublin 2011-2014, Street Art Festival, Katowice 2011, Outline Colour Festival, Lodz 2009, Brain Damage, Warsaw, 2003).

Co-founder of artistic and educational projects (Day with art, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow 2012, the Polish-Ukrainian-Moldovan project Artdrome, Lugansk 2012, Between the Wall, Legnica 2012, Roads to Freedom, MOCAK 2011). Curator of few international street art events. His small format works and photographs have been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, inter alia: “Bonarka” Center of Contemporary Art, Krakow 2004, “Graffiti vs Street Art”- Zacheta ,Lublin 2011,”Full Moon Art” Warsaw 2014, and individual “Urban Chapels” Onamato gallery, Krakow 2013, “NOUMEN” Krakow 2014.

http://mikolajrejs.pl

 

About Urban Spree:

Urban Spree is a 1700sqm independent space in Berlin dedicated to urban cultures. Set in a vast postindustrial compound in the heart of Berlin, the gallery promotes a grassroots artistic approach, working closely with street & graffiti artists, urban photographers and contemporary artists. The gallery curates independent art shows on a monthly basis. Artist residencies are at the core of our artistic ecosystem. With a mix of permanent and temporary studios, the residencies irrigate by their creativity and artistic contributions what Urban Spree is about.

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17th, 19:00 – 21:00

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
+49 30 / 74078597
www.urbanspree.com

Gallery requests
galerie@urbanspree.com

Press requests
diana@urbanspree.com



Hendrik Czakainski’s Upcoming Exhibition: Nonpoint Sources

Imagine that you are a raindrop. It begins to rain and you hit the ground and flow across streets, parking lots, yards, construction sites, farm fields… Along the way, you pick up litter, oil, grease, metals, rubber, dirt, fertilizers, pesticides, animal waste, and other things left behind. All of these pollutants mix with the rain and flow away as nonpoint source pollution. » (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency).

In Hendrik Czakainski’s previous exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie, « Switch Over » (2018), the famed “invisible hand” of Adam Smith finally achieved its predictable self-strangulation and hinted towards the obliteration of the age of Anthropocene. His powerful works laid bare the rusted skeletons of what was once qualified as habitat. A post-architectural world – and beyond -, in which life subsided on the fringes, a derelict, abstract  and borderless Universum, morbidly fascinating.

For “Nonpoint Sources“, his 4th solo show at Urban Spree, Hendrik Czakainski fills his large wall sculptures with the particles and raindrops of our contaminated civilization, building his imaginary constructions only to let them succumb to the invisible and poisonous streams that run through it. Huge fracture lines dislocate high density environments, Earth is scorched beyond repair, structures are flooded with colored poisons that irrigate the veins of our industrial civilization.

We do not only see the structures, we see the flooding and the elements, we see how the artist skillfully paints and distorts the structures he so patiently erected.

Hendrik Czakainski

Nonpoint Sources

Solo Show 

Berlin Art Week Opening: Wednesday 09.09.2020 at 18:00 in presence of the artist

Exhibition Dates: 09.09.2020 – 10.10.2020

Wed-Fri 14:00-19:00 (Sa: 12:00-19:00)

Urban Spree Galerie

RAW Gelände

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

S+U Warschauer Str.

Info & Catalogue: contact@urbanspree.com



Hendrik Czakainski: Nonpoint Sources

Imagine that you are a raindrop. It begins to rain and you hit the ground and flow across streets, parking lots, yards, construction sites, farm fields… Along the way, you pick up litter, oil, grease, metals, rubber, dirt, fertilizers, pesticides, animal waste, and other things left behind. All of these pollutants mix with the rain and flow away as nonpoint source pollution. » (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency).

 

 

In Hendrik Czakainski’s previous exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie, « Switch Over » (2018), the famed “invisible hand” of Adam Smith finally achieved its predictable self-strangulation and hinted towards the obliteration of the age of Anthropocene. His powerful works laid bare the rusted skeletons of what was once qualified as habitat. A post-architectural world – and beyond -, in which life subsided on the fringes, a derelict, abstract  and borderless Universum, morbidly fascinating.

For “Nonpoint Sources“, his 4th solo show at Urban Spree, Hendrik Czakainski fills his large wall sculptures with the particles and raindrops of our contaminated civilization, building his imaginary constructions only to let them succumb to the invisible and poisonous streams that run through it. Huge fracture lines dislocate high density environments, Earth is scorched beyond repair, structures are flooded with colored poisons that irrigate the veins of our industrial civilization.

We do not only see the structures, we see the flooding and the elements, we see how the artist skillfully paints and distorts the structures he so patiently erected.

 

Hendrik Czakainski

Nonpoint Sources

Solo Show 

Berlin Art Week Opening: Wednesday 09.09.2020 at 18:00 in presence of the artist

Exhibition Dates: 09.09.2020 – 10.10.2020

Wed-Fri 14:00-19:00 (Sa: 12:00-19:00)

 

Urban Spree Galerie

RAW Gelände

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

S+U Warschauer Str.

Info & Catalogue: contact@urbanspree.com

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The Rebel (ex-Country Teasers) + Spray Paint, Nova Blast

No Culture x Milk Me Present:

THE REBEL (ex-Country Teasers)
SPRAY PAINT

Urban Spree
22.08.17 – 20:00

THE REBEL

The Rebel is best known as the frontman, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the band Country Teasers. His lyrics often deal with taboo subjects such as racism, sexism, and xenophobia from first-person standpoints–sort of like William S. Burroughs leading Joy Division or The Fall through a setlist of art-damaged country and western songs. With an insane discography on dozens of labels, most notably In The Red, Crypt, Sacred Bones, and Monofonus Press, one could legitimately argue he is the greatest living song writer today.

SPRAY PAINT

Austin, Texas-based trio Spray Paint deliver a discordant squall of no-wave guitars and stomping rhythms with a bitter, sardonic attitude. Their biting, jarring songs are inspired by the bleakness and desolation surrounding their habitat and human neglect of the environment in general. Spray Paint debuted in 2012 with an angular sound which quickly gained attention throughout the underground noise-rock scene. They’ve toured Japan, Australia, Europe, Mexico, and the United States, all the while releasing six LPs and five 7”s on Goner, Upset the Rhythm, Monofonus Press, Homeless, and S-S Records.

 

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Hendrik Czakainski: “Urban Investigations Redux” Solo Show

Urban Spree Galerie proudly presents „Urban Investigations – Redux“, the new body of works by Berlin-based visual artist Hendrik Czakainski. The opening reception takes place on October 22nd, from 18:30, at Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain.

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“Architecture is for me a reflection on our times. We live in a world of discrepancies.“ Hendrik Czakainski

After his widely acclaimed “Urban Investigations“ solo exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie in 2015, Hendrik Czakainski returns to Urban Spree Galerie to further deploy his artistic vision of contemporary urban environments.

Czakainski’s large-scale artworks stem from his vision of globalization, industrialization and demographic chaotic movements. His works define urban agglomerations from the bird’s eye perspective and create a tension between the representation of harsh living conditions and its resulting idiosyncratic aesthetics through his unique abstract vocabulary.

The urban habitats in Czakainski’s works are not faithful replicas of specific places but artistically transformed tableaux.

This change of perspective gives a glimpse of the complex interrelationships in Hendrik Czakainski’s subjective view of the world. Ultimately, these artworks display fictionalities based on facts and an aesthetical construction of authenticity.

Urban Spree Galerie will launch on the Opening Night on Saturday 22.10 an exclusive screen print designed by Hendrik Czakainski for his show. Printed at Urban Spree, the one-color screen print is hand-embellished by the artist and is edited in a limited run of 50 copies. The drawing features an elaborate urban settlement drawn in a peculiar alphabet style, reminiscent of the Sao Paulo pixação. The artist then hand-paints each print individually with watercolor.

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Request Hendrik Czakainski’s List of Available Artworks: galerie@urbanspree.com

Press requests: diana@urbanspree.com

 

“Urban Investigations – Redux“

Opening on 22.10 from 18:30

22.10.2016 – 12.11.2016

Tu-Sa / 12:00 – 18:30

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99 (Warschauer x Revaler)

10245 Berlin

galerie@urbanspree.com