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Hza Bažant: NUSLE Exhibition and Book Release

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to introduce the new series of screen printed illustration works by Prague-based artist Hza Bažant as well as the exclusive german book release of “Nusle“, based upon the Czech artist’s impressive graphic saga. Nusle is a limited edition, self published artist book released in Germany by Urban Spree on the occasion of the artist’s solo exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie (03.09 / 12.09.2015).

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Nusle is originally a large scale graphic cycle, consisting of individual large screen prints (70 x 100 cm) on textured & colored paper, on which stencils and spray paint have been applied to create subtle, metallic, largely fluorescent color effects and blurred lines.

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The series started with 4 images based around the central character of the story, Mirek, prostrated along track lines, amidst chaotic elements.

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As years passed, the artist has been adding each year new images to the series. The series itself involves different colors of papers and different inks/paint tones so each series has a different outcome.

Today, the series consists of 14 images, creating a ever expanding universe and narrative. When juxtaposed, the series achieve a panorama of 140 cm x 700 cm.

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In 2015, the artist has published Nusle as a book format. The book contains 34 separate sheets which also work as a minimal approach to the large scale print series.

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Deeply rooted in Prague and czech culture, each image consists of surreal images of scenes depending on a number of seemingly unrelated, dreamlike stories, but in fact deeply intertwined. Individual images are rich scenes full of symbols, taking place in the backdrop of the urban periphery, which represents the peripheral areas of the mind.

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All stories are told without words, by associations, symbols, and common features. This method is chosen with the intention to provide the reader with the greatest possible freedom of interpretation. The reader is author’s partner; he may create his network of relationships between individual characters of the story. Thus, it is possible to return to the book and read a different story each time.

 

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Discovery of a new layer of meanings becomes an adventure similar to the exploration of the abandoned corners in an unfamiliar city, where discarded artifacts may create a mosaic of life stories of those who left them behind. It does not matter whether the story happened or could happen; its formation is more about us than about protagonists of the story. As literature uses words to form images, in this case we are using images to build a story. The concept of the Nusle project is based on a free play of imagination stimulated by rich visual perceptions.

The book (regular and deluxe edition) will be available at the Galerie during the exhibition and after the show while stocks last. You can find it in our webstore here.

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Hza Bažant: NUSLE

Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Thursday, September 3rd 19:00

Exhibition: Friday, Spetember 4th to Saturday, September 12th, 2015 (12:00-19:00)

FACEBOOK EVENT 

 

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin.



Hza Bažant: Nusle

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Urban Spree Galerie is proud to introduce the new series of screen printed illustration works by Prague-based artist Hza Bažant as well as the exclusive german book release of “Nusle“, based upon the Czech artist’s impressive graphic saga.

IMG_0055

Nusle is originally a large scale graphic cycle, consisting of individual large screen prints (70 x 100 cm) on textured & colored paper, on which stencils and spray paint have been applied to create subtle, metallic, largely fluorescent color effects and blurred lines.

1_Hza Bazant _ Metro _ 2013

The series started with 4 images based around the central character of the story, Mirek.

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As years passed, the artist has been adding each year new images to the series. The series itself involves different colors of papers and different inks/paint tones so each series has a different outcome.

Today, the series consists of 14 images, creating a ever expanding universe and narrative. When juxtaposed, the series achieve a panorama of 140 cm x 700 cm.

In 2015, the artist has published Nusle as a book format. The book contains 34 separate sheets which also work as a minimal approach to the large scale print series. 

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Deeply rooted in Prague and czech culture, each image consists of surreal images of scenes depending on a number of seemingly unrelated, dreamlike stories, but in fact deeply intertwined. Individual images are rich scenes full of symbols, taking place in the backdrop of the urban periphery, which represents the peripheral areas of the mind.

00772_1432131765465 

All stories are told without words, by associations, symbols, and common features. This method is chosen with the intention to provide the reader with the greatest possible freedom of interpretation. The reader is author’s partner; he may create his network of relationships between individual characters of the story. Thus, it is possible to return to the book and read a different story each time. Discovery of a new layer of meanings becomes an adventure similar to the exploration of the abandoned corners in an unfamiliar city, where discarded artifacts may create a mosaic of life stories of those who left them behind. It does not matter whether the story happened or could happen; its formation is more about us than about protagonists of the story. As literature uses words to form images, in this case we are using images to build a story. The concept of the Nusle project is based on a free play of imagination stimulated by rich visual perceptions.

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Hza Bažant (b. 1979 Czechoslowakia) is a czech illustrator, and puppet master.

The book is available at the gallery also after the exhibition as well as online here.

 

Hza Bažant: NUSLE

Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Thursday, September 3rd 19:00

Exhibition: Friday, September 4th to Saturday, September 12th, 2015 (12:00-19:00)

www.hzabazant.com

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin.



Urban Spree and Hura Collective present: ERBEN: VLASY

… The king remained as if the sword had stab his chest through. He didn’t sleep until morning; he wondered what and how, to so that it did not happen what he heard here …

Prague-based puppet theater and performance crew Hura Collective presents in Berlin at Urban Spree a puppet performance from the cycle of dark adaptations of the fairy tales of K.J. Erben.

K. J. Erben (1811-1870) was a Czech folklorist and writer of fantasy prose from the 19th century in the wake of the Gebrüder Grimm.

VLASY means “hair” – referenced in the performance as the three golden hair, and accounts for the first part of the story HAIR – EYES – DEATH based on the stories from K. J. Erben.

The King, who loved to chase game the woods, eventually, after a number of evil deeds, he longed to chase for the game forever. Hand of destiny, drowned Princess, revived skeleton, shadows, live sounds on the springs and bells in the tradition of family puppet theaters.

Prague-based Hura Collective, mostly through the “Echt Street Puppets” project and the leadership of Hza Bažant, is the main driving force behind the renewal of the czech millenary tradition in puppet mastery, bringing the art to a larger scale with some puppets ranging in the 4 to 5 meters range.

The theater performance is wordless, so it is suitable for all public. However due to a dark theme and supernatural elements, we advise it may not suitable for children under 8.

The premiere of the event will be launched in Prague on 01.12.2018 (http://www.jatka78.cz/cs/inscenace/erben-vlasy) and will premiere in Germany on Saturday, December 15th, 2018.

 

Hura Collective presents:

ERBEN: VLASY

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Friday 14.12. 2018 at 18:00 (estimated duration: 55 minutes)

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – und Magistrát Hlavního Města Praha.

 

 

 

 

 



Berlin Graphic Days #4 at Urban Spree

10256834_655559194533699_8539060372030329471_nFrom 25 to 31 August 2014, the Berlin Graphic Days are back in Friedrichshain at Urban Spree for a weeklong exhibition (25-29/08) and live events, culminating into the art market on the 30th and 31st of August with more than 50 artists exhibiting and selling their own production.

The exhibition starts on Monday, August 25th with artworks from graffiti writer CREN (CBR), street and tattoo artist Mike Friedrich/Cuke (SAM Crew), Czech illustrator, printmaker and puppet master HZA and Brazilian street artist ONIO.

The Urban Spree bookshop stays open the whole week.

The Opening is on Monday, August 25th at 18:00 with a live painting session by CREN and a DJ Set by Mandel Turner.

Opens everyday starting Tuesday from 13:00.

 



Berlin Graphic Days #4 // Art Market

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Once the Exhibition part on the weekdays is over, Urban Spree Galerie opens up again on the weekend for the second part of the Graphic Days with a 2-day art and graphic market, with more than 60 artists, in their vast majority from Berlin, exhibiting their artistic and craft production (screen prints, zines…).

 

Monday
Berlin Graphic Days Exhibition opening from 18:00

Artists:
Mike Friedrich
CREN
HZA

Musik: Mandel Turner (Paris – New York) (Dj Set)
Aktion: Live painting Cren

Tuesday
Berlin Graphic Days Exhibition from 18:00
Aktion: Scatch Club (Urban Art Clash) from 19:00
https://www.facebook.com/urbanartclash?fref=ts

Wednesday
Berlin Graphic Days exhibition from 18:00
Concert from 20:00 UhOh (Your Mom’s) Live

Thursday
Berlin Graphic Days exhibition from 18:00
Aktion: Live painting AEMKA (Schweiz)
Musik: Dj Fleur

Friday
Berlin Graphic Days exhibition from 18:00
Aktion: Live painting Plazmalab (Israel) from 19:00
Paint Club from 19:00
Musik: Dj Cruz (Funk Soul) (Berlin)

Saturday
Berlin Graphic Days Market from 13:00

Sunday
Berlin Graphic Days Market from 13:00

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Berlin Graphic Days #4 // Exhibition

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After a superb Winter Edition early in January 2014, Berlin Graphic Days returns for a Summer Session at Urban Spree with an Exhibition featuring Cren One (CBR) and Mike Friedrich (SAM Crew) before the much-awaited week end graphic market.

Poster artwork by Bene Rohlmann

Monday
Berlin Graphic Days Exhibition opening from 18:00

Artists:
Mike Friedrich
CREN
HZA

Musik: Mandel Turner (Paris – New York) (Dj Set)
Aktion: Live painting Cren

Tuesday
Berlin Graphic Days Exhibition from 18:00
Aktion: Scatch Club (Urban Art Clash) from 19:00
https://www.facebook.com/urbanartclash?fref=ts

Wednesday
Berlin Graphic Days exhibition from 18:00
Concert from 20:00 UhOh (Your Mom’s) Live

Thursday
Berlin Graphic Days exhibition from 18:00
Aktion: Live painting AEMKA (Schweiz)
Musik: Dj Fleur

Friday
Berlin Graphic Days exhibition from 18:00
Aktion: Live painting Plazmalab (Israel) from 19:00
Paint Club from 19:00
Musik: Dj Cruz (Funk Soul) (Berlin)

Saturday
Berlin Graphic Days Market from 13:00

Sunday
Berlin Graphic Days Market from 13:00

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