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Tatooine: Berlin Edition // Tattoo & Illustration Night

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Special Berlin Edition of TATOOINE at Urban Spree! 

After Beijing in September, Tatooine, curated by the Paris-based collective Jekyll et Hyde, will ink Urban Spree during a memorable Halloween night!

Since 3 years, the Tatooine team has been travelling and collecting « flash tattoo » illustrations from a wide range of renowned illustrators and street artists, who, although being quite open to the art, are not professional tattoo artists and therefore their dope designs are seldom seen on human beings.

30 artists from the Tatooine roster will exhibit one flash tattoo illustration in the Urban Spree Galerie with the possibility for the public of being tattooed live! Each design is being inked only once.

After a session in Beijing, China, last September, the collective takes over Berlin for Halloween.

Exhibited artists: 4th Dimension, Amandine Urruty, Bafcat, Dave Shillinglaw, Diskorobot (Klub7), Erber, Erosie, FBS, Fred Menace, Fortifem, Gino, Great, Husk mit navn, ILK, Jay Howell, Jon mac Nair, Keno, Kidcash (Klub7), Neli0, Niark, Nicolas Barrome, Otto Baum (Klub7), Sebastien Touache, Steffie Brocoli, THTF, XVLF, Mark Head, 45Rpm, Samuel Eckert…

DJ Set: TBA

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler x Warschauer
Friday, October 31st, 2014
18:00-24:00

Flash Tattoo Portfolio available on request => contact@urbanspree.com

http://jekyllethyde.fr/

Past examples:

2013 : http://jekyllethyde.fr/2012/07/tatooine-2-inside-the-office-09/
2014 : http://jekyllethyde.fr/2014/09/event-tatooine-special-beijing/

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5th Pictoplasma Academy Group Show

For the 5th consecutive year, Urban Spree welcomes the alumni of the Pictoplasma Academy for a 1-week group show from May 2nd to May 6th, 2018, on the occasion of the 14th Pictoplasma Festival.

The vernissage will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, between 16:00 and 19:00.

 

The Academy All Stars Group Show is the highlight show of the 14. Pictoplasma Festival, with works and installations by the alumni of the Pictoplasma Academy 2017.

Challenged by renowned illustrators, artists, animation filmmakers, and sculptors, participants explored and developed their personal, character-driven projects. The Academy All Stars group show presents their diverse talents and features sculptures, paintings, drawings, interactive installations, and a multitude of new character worlds.

This is 1 of 17 exhibitions of Pictoplasma’s Character Walk 2018 (but it’s important): Expose yourself to the best in contemporary Character Art and Design!
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2018 Pictoplasma Character Walk exhibitions and group shows:

01 | Verwalterhaus, Prenzlauer Allee 1:
Ged Sia & Jogo (LT) – Deadly Seduction
Victor Castillo (CHI) – Jungle Boogie
Moki (DE) – Swamp Land
>>> www.facebook.com/events/169197433738177/

02 | Bold Room Berlin, Torstraße 68:
Moomin (FIN) – Moomins on the Riviera
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2038514429756741/

03 | Instituto Cervantes, Rosenstraße 18/19:
Alberto Vázquez (ES) – Antifable
Tartaruga Feliz (BRA) – Over the Cloud
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2074436076134345/

04 | Collegium Hungaricum, Dorotheenstraße 12:
Réka Bucsi (HU) – Retrospective
>>> www.facebook.com/events/177877099529570/

05 | Neurotitan, Rosenthaler Straße 39, 2nd backyard:
James Curran (UK) – Gifathon Live
Kévin Gemin (FR) – Expressions
Jim Stoten (UK) – My Important Drawings
Cachetejack (ES) – Think Twice Before…
>>> www.facebook.com/events/396769167401606/

06 | Freedom, Gormannstraße 12 (basement):
Matt Jones aka Lunartik (UK) – Lunartik Open Studio
>>> www.facebook.com/events/789071161295738/

07 | Whiteconcepts, Auguststraße 35:
Various Artists – Face-Off
(project1324.com/challenge/faceoff)
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2069629653323094/

08 | Kunsthaus Kule, Auguststraße 10:
Benjamin Vedrenne/GLKT (FR) – Playful Randomness
>>>www.facebook.com/events/546720009055433/

09 | Fata Morgana, Torstraße 170:
Various Artists +++ Pictoplasma Garage Sale +++
(pictoplasma.com/archives/exhibition/)
>>> www.facebook.com/events/166702660814214/

10 | 2 Agenten, Schröderstraße 3:
Charlotte Mei (UK) – Make Up
>>> www.facebook.com/events/182681229028090/

11 | Gallery pavlov’s dog, Bergstraße 19:
Otros Yo Collective – Espectro
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2048093805441533/

12 | MFI—Ministerium für Illustration, Chausseestraße 110:
Edel Rodriguez (USA) – Freedumb.
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2034776133511070/

13 | Rainbow Unicorn, Anklamer Straße 50:
Alex Norris (UK) – Oh No: A Webcomic Name Collection
>>> www.facebook.com/events/1787614171259183/

14 | Volume, Brunnenstraße 2:
Smithe (MX) – Automat
>>> www.facebook.com/events/215863535814809/

15 | imago fotokunst, Veteranenstraße 20:
Tiny Hands Collective – Tiny Creatures
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2043280082577181/

16 | KLUB7 cube, Veteranenstraße 14a
(on the corner of Fehrbelliner Straße)
KLUB7 (DE) – All That Jazz
>>> www.facebook.com/events/229983207556694/

17 | Urban Spree, Revaler Straße 99:
The Pictoplasma Academy 2017 Alumni – Academy All Stars
www.facebook.com/events/217563632345523/

More information on all exhibitions and a map with all locations >
conference.pictoplasma.com/exhibitions2018/
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Main Pictoplasma locations:

BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
(Animation Screenings, Conference Lectures)

ACUD
Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
(Character Lab Workshop, Immersive Media Lab, Festival Performance Night)

URBAN SPREE
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
(Academy Group Show + Post Pictoplasma Party)

More information on the conference and animation screenings >
berlin.pictoplasma.com

 

PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY ALL STARS

May 02-06, 2018

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Wednesday-Sunday: 12:00-20:00

Saturday: 12:00-22:00. Nocturne for the Club Character Party

Vernissage on Wednesday, May 2nd, 16:00-19:00



Jim Avignon: “Business as Unusual” Book Release + Concert

4 months after his solo show “Permanent Jetlag“, Jim Avignon returns to Urban Spree Galerie for the special launch of “Business as Unusual, the most complete monograph of the German artist to date, spanning 30 years of an unacademic career in 400+ illustrations.

 

Jim will sign his book and perform unplugged as Neoangin together with Jens Friebe on the grand piano.
 
Doors 18:00
Concert 19:00
Free Entry

 

The painter, illustrator and conceptual artist Jim Avignon is one of the most unconventional characters in the current German art world. Vibrant colours and unpretentious materials, a good dose of wit and an enormous output are his trademarks. For the first time an opulent monograph allows a comprehensive insight into the complex oeuvre of the artist, who has always sought confrontation with the establishment and who could never decide whether he wanted to be pop-art, street-art, Picasso on acid or whether he was simply the fastest painter in the world.
Avignon’s narrative about “things not going as planned” is full of concise quips and not without a certain delight. He expounds his peculiar relationship with the art market and describes the exhibitions that finally put him on the map as an exceptional artist. We get to read about odd detours into the world of commerce, a stolen bear, paintings that need ironing, call-for-help socks and how a mural almost landed him in jail. Avignon spills the beans about the high and lows of one of the strangest careers the art world has seen in the last 25 years—expect a lot of detail, an ironic undertone and an abundance of images.
 
“Business as Unusual” is a hardcover, 160 pages, 400 illustrations book published by the local imprint The Green Box with texts written by ATAK, Sandra Prill, and Lars Willumeit.

 



Jim Avignon: “Business as Unusual” Book Release + Concert

4 months after his solo show “Permanent Jetlag“, Jim Avignon returns to Urban Spree Galerie for the special launch of “Business as Unusual, the most complete monograph of the German artist to date, spanning 30 years of an unacademic career in 400+ illustrations.

 

Jim will sign his book and perform unplugged as Neoangin together with Jens Friebe on the grand piano.
 
Doors 18:00
Concert 19:00
Free Entry

 

The painter, illustrator and conceptual artist Jim Avignon is one of the most unconventional characters in the current German art world. Vibrant colours and unpretentious materials, a good dose of wit and an enormous output are his trademarks. For the first time an opulent monograph allows a comprehensive insight into the complex oeuvre of the artist, who has always sought confrontation with the establishment and who could never decide whether he wanted to be pop-art, street-art, Picasso on acid or whether he was simply the fastest painter in the world.
Avignon’s narrative about “things not going as planned” is full of concise quips and not without a certain delight. He expounds his peculiar relationship with the art market and describes the exhibitions that finally put him on the map as an exceptional artist. We get to read about odd detours into the world of commerce, a stolen bear, paintings that need ironing, call-for-help socks and how a mural almost landed him in jail. Avignon spills the beans about the high and lows of one of the strangest careers the art world has seen in the last 25 years—expect a lot of detail, an ironic undertone and an abundance of images.
 
“Business as Unusual” is a hardcover, 160 pages, 400 illustrations book published by the local imprint The Green Box with texts written by ATAK, Sandra Prill, and Lars Willumeit.

 



Kaometry 10 years // Berlin

Kaometry is having 10 years this year, so it was time to come back to Berlin for a boogie night. For this event, we will be hosting Abstrakt Reflections, label from Argentina.

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►Ruby My Dear // Junglecore // PRSPCT- Kaometry [FR]
►Ely Muff // Mashed-up Hardcore // Headfuk – Deathchant [UK]
►Ghost // Zencore // Mozyk – Life4Land – Jungle Syndicate[UK]
►F000L // Idm Breakcore // Hormonal VibrationZ [DE]
►Substance B // Unformatted Breaks // Pokora – Kaometry [FR]
►Doomham // Dark’n Bass // Jungle Syndicate [UK]
►Pakun Jaran // Freaky Idm // Kaometry – We Are Vicious [FR]

►Flint Kids // Techno Tapas // Abstrakt Reflections – Kaometry [UK]
►c0ma // IDM Experimental // Abstrakt Reflections [ARG]
►Monster X // Elektro Butcher // Abstrakt Reflections – Peaceoff – Bedroom Research [FR]
►Lokom // Drum’n Wave // Abstrakt Reflections – Kaometry [FR]

►Visual by Sansculotte
►Glitched/ audio reacting Video Installation. Circuit bent by Ashii Macro

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// Ruby My Dear //
Junglecore // Breakcore // Idm
https://www.facebook.com/dearmyruby
https://soundcloud.com/dearmyruby

Ruby My Dear, aka Julien Chastagnol, is a producer, songwriter and live performer who fuses melodic
electronica, IDM and jungle to create a highly inventive and musical brand of breakcore. His tracks mix
dream­like atmospheres and haunting melodies with sharp, complex rhythms, to take the listener on a
constantly evolving journey through his unique sonic universe.
Julien started his Ruby My Dear project back in 2010 with the release of his DJ Shadow’s “Building Steam
with a Grain of Salt” remix, out on his own label, Reconstruction Productions. Now, four years later, he has
produced 8 EPs on both Peace Off and Acroplane and 2 full length albums on Ad Noiseam.
Performing live is also a large part of Juliens arsenal. He brings his intricate production to the stage to
rework his studio pieces so naturally that it seems effortless. He is captivating and engaging to watch on
stage as he blends sonic beauty with live energy.
Notable appearances have been at the Berghain, Glastonbury, Bang Face, Maschinenfest, Fusion Festival
and club events in every major city throughout Europe.
In 2014 Julien joined forces with a Toulouse artist, Lisa Chabbert, to shoot a movie “Jitter Room” and has
completed a new collaborative EP with Igorrr.
In December 2015 comes a new Ep, Balloon, on Kaometry records.

// Ely Muff //
Mashed-up Hardcore
http://www.mixcloud.com/tag/ely-muff/

// Ghost //
Zencore // Idm / Jungle / Breakcore
https://soundcloud.com/ghost-life4land
https://www.facebook.com/Ghost-life4land-142440660639

Ghost is a musician/producer based in Cambridge, England who has spent most of his life writing music. Ghost’s organic beats are truly one of kind. As a crucial member of the LIFE4LAND collective and the local rave scene, he remains a highly respected producer by his peers who have come to recognize him as one of the leading forces of LIFE4LAND.

// F000L //
Idm / Jungle / Breakcore
https://soundcloud.com/f000l
https://www.facebook.com/officialF000L

// Substance B //
unformatted Breaks
https://soundcloud.com/substance-b
https://www.facebook.com/Substance-B-229798085809

// Doomham //
Dark’n Bass
https://soundcloud.com/doomham
http://junglesyndicate.com/

Bristol DJ / Producer / Promoter / Label Manager
Doomham has always lurked in the depths of the Jungle Syndicate. Doomham tears out ridiculous Ableton live sets mixing around 20 billion tracks all at once combining heavy amens, fat disgusting reece with beautiful melodic passages in a heavily mashed up style.

// Pakun Jaran //
Freak Idm Trap Glitch
https://soundcloud.com/pakunjaran
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpelAkbqhJ59BQ09jVqh2kA
https://www.facebook.com/Pakunjaran

// Flint Kids //
Techno Tapas // Idm // Sound Design
https://soundcloud.com/flint-kids-1
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flint-Kids/121658809159
http://flintkids.tumblr.com/

Flint Kids hail from south London. Sound is his weapon of choice. Get caught in the crossfire.

// c0ma //
IDM Experimental
www.c0ma.net
www.abstraktreflections.net
https://www.soundcloud.com/c0ma
https://www.instagram.com/c0maofficial
https://www.facebook.com/c0maofficial

c0ma is the personal project of Pablo Benjamin from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s also the label owner of Abstrakt Reflections.

// Monster X //
Elektro Butcher
https://soundcloud.com/monster-x
https://www.facebook.com/MonsterX.official/
https://monsterx.bandcamp.com/

There are few artists that live up to their name. Julien Caraz aka Monster X is one of those special few. For when he takes to the stage, a monster is truly unleashed, leaving a trail of destruction as witnessed at various raves and festivals all over Europe. The French born sonic hooligan moved to London 10 years ago, after a performance in France caused a small riot among old punks fighting in a record shop, resulting in smashed windows and other damage.

Since then he’s evolved his production and performance abilities, head-banging his way through a myriad of midi controllers, hardware boxes and self-built Reaktor modules that have won him listeners and fans of extreme and abrasive music from Europe to US and Japan. Although a professional radio/TV sound designer by day, it’s his night time persona as Monster X that has gained him notoriety worldwide, both as a live performer and recorded artist.

One of the few whose work manages to balance great precision with great fury, his tracks have seen support from discerning labels such as Ad Noiseam, Peace Off, Tigerbeat6, Combat Recordings, Murder Channel, Fyerhammer, Bedroom Research and Mutant Sniper, to name but a few. This latest work on Abstrakt Reflections shows a deeper, colder ferocity and more mature side to his production. As ever the music remains dystopian and futuristic, yet the not-too-subtle track titles suggest inspiration and anger drawn from current world events.

// Lokom //
Drum’n Wave
https://soundcloud.com/lokom
https://www.facebook.com/Lokom.Alien

Lokom cut his teeth in Grenoble where he discovered the electronic underground scene in the 2000s.

He quickly developed a passion for live and especially FM synthesis. An avid bass music with tangy trend lokom now work under the banner of experimentation analog-psyche-conductive.

// Sansculotte //
http://sansculotte.net/
https://vimeo.com/sansculotte

// Ashii Macro //
http://gretamacri.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdeqq9FWQ_qUhmLc8uL-qoQ

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damage 8 euro
from 11pm until late

graphix by DAT. Illustration by Regina.

Kaometry records
http://www.kaometry.com/
https://soundcloud.com/kaometry
http://store.kaometry.com/

Abstrakt reflections
https://www.facebook.com/abstraktreflections/
https://www.abstraktreflections.net/

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Rylsee’s new monograph “How to Play with Letters” available at Urban Spree

In parallel with his solo show “Other Inbox” at Urban Spree Galerie until Sunday 03.09.2017, the Swiss-born and Urban Spree-based artist Rylsee has just published a new book with Moleskine in Milan.

His first monograph, “How to Play with Letters” is a tour de force in modern typography, illustrating his past 5 years in Berlin with playful, witty & catchy lettering experiments.

For Rylsee, after stations in Geneva and Vancouver, Berlin marked a shift away from his early illustration days to a focus on designing, polishing and scratching letters, a field which is the main focus of this book.

Rooted in graffiti and skateboarding, infused by hiphop, Rylsee’s universe is cool fantasy supplemented by a sharp sense of composition and balance.

His notorious sketchbooks reveal his everyday practice of finding catchy sentences and creating new styles and fonts where letters – unlike the classical art of calligraphy – become glitchy, virused, and melt, albeit always irresistible and funny.

This distorted universe or « dystorpic » as Rylsee would put it – exists by the will of a typographer who blurs the lines of reality and create his own calligraphic spell.

Rylsee recycles his everyday experiences and thoughts and turn them into proverbial low-fi sentences such as « Never trust someone who doesn’t like pizza », « I wish you could be as cute as your profile picture » or « Too shy to rap » to name but a few.

Using only his drawing skills, Rylsee becomes the modern alchemist, plotting numerous optical illusions in 2D to make them look like native 3D. In Rylsee’s universe, 2D and 3D coalesce, but the craftsman, the pen, and the illusion maker takes the lead.

 

Urban Spree Bookshop in Berlin has signed copies of the book.

Signed copies can also be ordered online on our webshop.