Justin Person is displaying a series of new paintings and drawings in the Galerie’s “Ecke” for 2 weeks.
Having pasted up numerous posters in Berlin in the last decade from his ubiquitous series with the masked personae, Justin Person is now coming back to the Hauptstadt with a mix of masked/unmasked characters and new compositions.
The artist is also producing a special series of screen printed t-shirts, screen prints, and different home made goodies specially for the Pink Show, available at the Opening.
Urban Spree Galerie presents “Pink Show”, a solo show in the Galerie Ecke by French artist Justin Person.
Now based in France, former Berlin-based artist Justin Person is displaying a series of new paintings, drawings, and objects for 2 weeks. Having pasted up numerous posters in Berlin in the last decade from his ubiquitous series with the masked personae, Justin Person is now coming back to the Hauptstadt with a mix of masked/unmasked characters and new compositions.
The artist is also producing a special series of screen printed t-shirts, screen prints, and different home made goodies specially for the Pink Show.
Live: Dead Leaf Echo (NY, USA)
Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo is an music/art collective that released their debut LP “Thought and Language” in 2013. The album had clear 4AD influences as it was mixed by John Fryer (Lush, NIN, Depeche Mode) with artwork by the label’s legendary designer V23’s Vaughan Oliver (Pixies, Bauhaus). Their latest EP “true.deep.sleeper” released in 2014 saw them working with Monte Vallier (Weekend, Wax Idols)
They are finishing recording their 2nd LP again w/ Vallier and also contributions from Jorge Elbreht (Ariel Pink, No Joy) at Mexican Summer’s studio in Greenpoint. A 7″ single was released in September followed by a North American tour and appearance at Desert Stars Festival in Joshua Tree w/ Swervedriver and The Lemonheads.
AUTIST is a 3 piece live electronic band from Berlin that borders on a mix of psych, grunge, dance and punk. Formed in 2014, it consists of former members of the electro-punk band Aniaetleprogrammeur (2005-2013) and drummer Christopher Chartrand (Crystal Castles, Cauldron).
VV & The Void
Often described as ethereal, gothic, minimal-drone, noir, and dark wave, VV & the Void’s music is the singular celebration of earthly and lucid dichotomy of grace and disproportion, the feminine and the masculine, the moon and the sun, birth and death, and the war of consciousness from the perspective of unconsciousness.
Just before the official kickoff of our Still STAND project where 4 applications to paint the Urban Spree Artist Wall have been selected – out of 89 submissions – and will unfold over the course of June and July 2020, both Johannes Mundinger and Señor Schnu wanted to give a face lift to the wall after a long winter, and Corona oblige, actually much longer than we had anticipated.
Johannes Mundinger painted the large wall at Urban Spree mid-April 2020 (his third take on the wall, setting thereby a new record) with an abstract composition in tune with the “Leave No One Behind” campaign to repatriate refugee children from camps in Greece.
Shortly after, Señor Schnu took over the Wall with a vibrant composition assembling different elements from propaganda, economics, and positive symbols to make a statement: “We can’t return to normal, because the normal we had was precisely the problem” or how legitimate aspirations to “get back to normal” owing to the corona crisis must instead give way to healthier relationships and a different way to create social links.
As the Still STAND team started to get together for the first upcoming wall of the project, our drone photographer, Lukas Stiller, managed to take spectacular shots of the wall at dusk.
++++ SOUND OF MACHINES, VOCAL CHORDS AND INSTRUMENTS PLAYED BY HUMANS •̀.̫•́✧ ++++
Dame Area (Barcelona, Spain)
Dame Area mixes synths and live percussion, industrialism and tribalism. Their music works as a musical Rorscharch test: some people call them Tribal Wave, others Latin EBM, some say they do pure Krautrock some say that they do Industrial Postpunk.
Their music has been played in the sets of some of the bravest DJs out there including The Hacker, Identified Patient, Vladimir Ivkovic, Yamatsuka Eye (Boredoms) or Tommy Tokyo (Group A) among others.
Jean-Luc (France, Suisse)
Listen 🔪 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPRFiS65Nmo
– Jean-Luc is a Berlin-Fribourg-Vienna based band, even though Jean-Luc might be french.
– Jean-Luc doesn’t like clichés, that’s why it’s impossible to find one of him on the web.
– Jean-Luc’s big toenail dug a hole through the fabrik of his right espadrille while dancing drunk in the Spartacus in 1994 to a song from Beate Bartel and Chrislo Haas. Instead of sewing it up, Jean-Luc hang the espadrille to his wall as a reminder to do a hommage to that song one day.
Andrew Claristidge (Berlin)
Listen 🔪 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d14O1-MWFR4
French Dj Andrew Claristidge (Acid Washed) oscillates without any frontiers, from Techno to Pop, Ambient to Electro and Psychedelic experiments to New Wave. A Member of Mount Kismet, his new band, the trio just released on Moscoman’s imprint: Disco Halal. Andrew has also an upcoming track in collaboration with Cosmo Vitelli on I’m a Cliché Compilation “Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy: The Sound of I’m a Cliché”
🌑 Vital Function Dj Team opening the night with a kinky slow driven dj set 🌑
Daddy won’t be home today – We celebrate Herrentag Cologne-Style!
Let me tell you one thing: the fulfillment of a stronger and hornier world begins with one man: Big Mike Colonia.
Created in Cologne in 2014, the two-meter powerhouse is musically dedicated to the forgotten electronic genres of the 80s and plays with German-Cologne lyrics from synth pop to Italo disco to Belgian New Beat sound as well as more rocky sounds through the clubs of Germany – all studio songs recorded on analog synths and machines, and all of them always in authentic fashionable gear, as if he had just emerged from a time capsule from 1989.
The content is all about wicked party stories and shady characters from Cologne, about high energy in general and of course about muscle sports, Big Mike Colonia’s biggest hobby. All texts always have an authentic reference to personal experiences from the life of the protagonist.