Urban Spree Galerie presents “What Are We Looking For?“, a solo show of new works by Berlin-based visual artist Lars Wunderlich.
“What Are We Looking For?” is a vertiginous exploration of our tech-dominated and image-centric world. Our global course to an endless progress, always more distant from the natural order, over-leveraging our resources, using ever-expanding technology to achieve a deeper exploration and understanding. But what are we really looking for? And do we understand better?
In this conceptual journey which is an acute exploration of modernity, Lars Wunderlich crafts and paints visual collages, replicates portraits generated by algorithms, integrates economic cycles, and juxtaposes different time elements which generate collisions, distortions and glitches, to better highlight the unreal nature of those representations and the danger thereof.
His paintings bear some similarities with the “New Leipzig School”, albeit with technology at the core, and aesthetics boosted by Artificial Intelligence and modern faux-semblants. They are representations of non-existing representations, real but fake, distorted, whether by time, space, speed, or truth. A perpetual collision of images.
Lars Wunderlich (b. 1981 in Neubrandenburg, GDR) is a German post-graffiti artist, member of the 9-member street art crew “The Weird” (Nychos, Low Bros, DXTR, Vidam…) under the moniker “Look the Weird”.
Besides spraypainting/wallpainting and graphic design, Lars is an accomplished painter. “What are we looking for?” is his first solo exhibition with Urban Spree Galerie.
“What Are We Looking For?”
Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie
Vernissage: Thursday, April 26th, from 18:30
Opening Hours: Tu-Su 12:00-19:00
Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
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19:00 – Doors open
20:00 – Santana ft Ona Tzar
21:00 – Elsiane
28 November 2018
Urban Spree (Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin)
**Doors: 19:00 / Start: 20:00
ELSIANE was formed in the year 2000, when singer/musician/composer Elsieanne Caplette met drummer Stephane Sotto in his hometown of Montreal. Their instant rapport belied musical and cultural backgrounds which couldn’t have been more different: Sotto, a gifted drummer, was self-taught and instinctive, where Caplette’s multi-instrumentalism and extraordinary keening voice emerged from a classical training in Lima, Peru. Yet for all their divergent experience, the pair’s shared sensibility was undeniable, with common influences passing through jazz, rock, electronic and world music, with an intriguing nod to the Trip Hop of Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky—influences which, while pleasingly evident in the ethereal beauty of the music they continue to make together, would be constituted in an entirely unique way.
In early 2017, that studio work will see light in the form of their most ambitious and eagerly awaited works to date: a third album, Death of the Artist.
SANTANA is the Frontman (Singer & Guitarist) from the psychedelic rock band REDLAKE CIRCUS, whose theatrical performances have been igniting stages worldwide, becoming rapidly a must seen live act.
Santana has been well known by his unique psychedelic style of playing guitar; from the mix of groovy Hard Rock riffs, smooth Blues licks & mystic oriental atmospheres, creating hypnotic melodies that will take you into a mind-traveling experience.
” Santana’s guitar sound will take you into a journey in time & space, a blend of Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd ”
– Urban Cultures , NY, USA
” Mind Blowing Performance ”
– Newcomer Szene, Berlin, Germany
Ona Tzar’s vocals traverse us through an emotive kaleidescope. Blending and fusing the likes of noir, trip hop, blues, neo soul, world, and rock, she takes us on an otherworldly voyage deep into the bellies of the ocean, through the guttural hearts of fire, and up into the aerial ethers of the heavens.
Dark Buddha Rising exhales psychedelic black fumes from a parallel dimension. Drones of malevolent waves number the days until total blackness take over.
“As the dust of centuries has settled on pages unwritten, the gates are opened only within.”
This Finnish coven has been spreading aural deformities for over a decade. A new album will soon see the day of light on Neurot Records before the year 2018 comes to an end. Accompanying them along the journey in support of this malevolent artefact is the italian funeral doom/death quartet FUOCO FATUO, who released their second album on Profound Lore Records in 2017.
FUOCO FATUO was born in 2011, in the middle of the ghastly lakes of Varese, Italy. Starting out as an occult and oppressive death/doom band with an eerie and gloomy atmosphere, their debut LP “The Viper Slithers In The Ashes Of What Remains”, which followed several EPs, was an exploration of the darkest and most desolate spaces through a sickened development of sound, making it like a flood of impenetrable black magma.
Their new album “Backwater” is a massive and suffocating funeral doom opus, the distressing awareness of the nothingness, transcending in the oblivion, and feeding on the black void. The relationship between state of mind and nature, the desolation and vast sense of distance are the main themes. An introspective, mournful journey, deeply rooted into the unknown.
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