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No More Crew: Jan Kaláb, Pasta Oner, Michal Škapa

NO MORE CREW

KALÁB / PASTA / ŠKAPA

A strong trio. Grew up together. Long-standing friendships. Shared experience. Rocket engines. Parallel beginnings. Trajectories that have diverged over time, but remain firmly connected, consecrated by the code of graffiti. The No More Crew brotherhood.

An exhibition built around the confrontation of its participants – a trio of friends, all distinct figures, and not only in terms of the Czech art scene. The mutual confrontation comes at no risk. Jan Kaláb, Pasta Oner and Michal Škapa are equals. What they share is tenacity, ambition, drive, vigor, audacity, humor, and every now and then also a wall, as well as mutual friends and their common age. What distinguishes them is their approach, form, tools, the venues of their solo exhibitions, the locations of their respective studios, and the number of their children.

With the soul of an architect, Jan Kaláb easily conquers the third dimension not only in his murals, but also in his canvases. He has grown to embrace the painter within, and although his forte is the creation of objects he has been chiseling away at geometric abstraction, discovering spaces interior and without, regardless of the clichéd expression “that’s been done.”

The same could be said of Pasta Oner. It is possible to cite the clearly visible sources of inspiration, identify the specific paraphrases. Yet one must also take into account the force and accuracy with which he mirrors the conservative Central European mindset. How spot-on is his commentary on the bad habits of consumerism, or the directness with which he tackles the large format through his short post-pop messages.

 

Michal Škapa, by contrast, works with the moment of replication, the multiplication of a graphic element, with a hand patently the descendant of an expert graffiti artist. His style is ornamental, rhythmic, abstract and concrete at the same time. He is the draughtsman of his canvases, the transmitter of symbols, creator of expansive mural-format comics with unsettling subject matter.

The exhibition No More Crew at Urban Spree Galerie presents a trio of disparate and yet splendidly and mutually complementary artists. Their work defies being simply the result of the overused epithet “drawing on street art”, and at the same time any confrontation with their work requires such a label. Space, place, city, symbol, sign. Something for everybody.

 

Biographies:

Michal Škapa (*1978) alias TRON belongs to the most expressive wave of Czech (Prague) writers with many achievements to his credit. He is engaged in countless graphic activities with the magazines “Free Magazine” and “Upstream”, ranging from festival visuals, books, CD covers for bands, web design, and the creation of original fonts, to the design of posters and invitations to arts events. His graphics projects of the recent period include Names Festival, Kick the Shit! Bitch!, OBR, the Thick-skinned Moviegoers’ Festival for the Aero Movie Theater, IFP, visuals for the Bigg Boss label, etc. In addition to computer graphics, who also produces drawings and airbrush works. He brings his vivid imagination to bear on graffiti and visual effects. Member of CAP, NUTS, DSK a TOYZ!

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Pasta Oner is one of the most original figures on the Czech contemporary art scene. Ever a creative mind, Pasta Oner has, in the recent years and in keeping with his graffiti and street art roots which go back to the turn of the millenium, focused on asserting himself within the system of independent and publicly funded galleries. He weds pop-art to cartoon, transcending both categories.

Although he touches, at the core of his philosophy, on the principles of post-production, Pasta Oner stands apart from the current trend of post-conceptualism and blazes his trail in the Czech art world as a media-savvy and widely known, if slightly controversial artist.

The work of Pasta Oner presents an original, ironic commentary on contemporary popular culture. Pasta Oner’s traditional themes of obsession with money, sex, religion, luxury goods and the consumerist notions of beauty are translated into new contexts characterised by the technologisation of life, the increasing speed of information and the short attention-span aesthetics of today’s culture. It is into this world, of which Pasta – like all of us – is a part, that he brings his engaged art.

www.pastaoner.cz

 

When Jan Kaláb was born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia, graffiti was not to be seen in the Eastern World. In the nineties, as the country was opening itself to western influences, he became one of the pioneer of the local scene, and founded an iconic crew, the DSK. Sleepless nights around train yards, light tubes at police stations and above all hard work on his style: he went through all the classical steps of a writer’s career. Through Europe, he made a name for himself as Cakes. Next step to the Hall of fame: New York, where he made a big impression by painting whole cars in 2000, alongside with Key and Rome. Around the same time, he found a new way to push his own limits and under the name Point, he sculpted and installed huge abstracts letters in the streets and on the walls. This was another form of graffiti, in daylight, and without a spray, but truthful to the spirit of competition and innovation of the urban scene. Those sculptures lead him to abstraction, a path he’s been exploring through canvas from 2007, using acrylic painting and brushes. In the meantime, this admirer of Kupka graduated from the Academy of fine Arts of Prague – becoming the first Czech writer to do so.

Jan Kaláb had his first solo exhibition in 2008 in Prague. Others solos took place in Romania, Argentina, Germany or in the United States.

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Škapa, Kaláb and Pasta often exhibited together (for example: 2009 –Storage, Prague, The Chemistry Gallery, 2011 – Boutique, Prague, The Chemistry Gallery, 2011 – Can You Dig It?, Brussels/Belgium, Pragues House) and they organised shows or met many times together at group shows (2008 – City Celebrities, Brno, Moravská galerie in Brno, 2008 – Names (streetart festival), Prague, Trafacka, 2010 – Metropolis, Shanghai/China, EXPO 2010, Czech pavilion, 2010 – Corners, Shanghai, Beijing/China, Source, 2010 – Metropolis, Prague, DOX, 2012 – Possessed by the City, Prague, Galerie hlavního města Prahy – Městská knihovna).

 

No More Crew

A solo group show by Jan Kaláb, Pasta Oner and Michal Škapa

Opening Reception on Thursday, May 18th at 18:30

Exhibition: May 19th to June 11th,

Tu-Su: 12:00-19:00

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gallery enquiries: galerie@urbanspree.com

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Twoone’s hand-painted interventions on his upcoming print

In this video, Berlin-based Japanese-Australian artist Twoone is hand-painting his new screen print “Hunted Hunter’s Head-Panther” at the Mother Drucker print studio at Urban Spree. 

 

Each of the 25 copies of the 4-printed layers’ print has been hand-painted before the last layer was screen printed. On the background stands the acetate foil used by the artist to create his motive, painting it backwards with intense and dynamic brush strokes to create matter and texture.

The print incorporates a lot of embellished details such as hand-painted motives (pencil for the eye, spray cans, marker) and each one is different.

In addition, while the final layer is being processed, Twoone intervenes directly with ink on the screen, disrupting the process and creating a truly unique print.

The print is being released on March 15th on the Urban Spree webstore.



Exclusive Screen Print Release: Urban Spree x Twoone

Urban Spree is proud to announce the upcoming release of a large format screen print by Twoone in a limited edition run of only 25 copies.

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The screen print will be officially released on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 10:00 CET in Berlin, available online on the Urban Spree webstore.

The Berlin based Japanese-Australian street artist teamed up with Urban Spree and Mother Drucker to produce this art edition print, using only traditional techniques.

Each print is a hand-painted multiple.

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Teorema • Berlin 2020

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From amniotic fluids to saliva, blood, oceans, and rain, liquids bring both life and death: they are essential to human life but also hold the power of submerging, swamping, and drowning. Liquids have a definite volume but no fixed shape; they pass around borders and flow with extraordinary lightness and mobility.

In the 1990s, sociologist Zygmunt Bauman coined the expression “liquid modernity” to define postmodern societies’ shift towards liberalization and individualism. In his terms, constant change and unstable socio-political structures created a chaotic, fluid fragmented world in which individuals flow from one position to another.

Today, ‘liquidity’ seems to be more than ever an integral part of human existence. Societies are increasingly ruled by temporariness and fragility, constantly urging us to change and adapt to mundane precarity, while underwater cables power our Internet cloud and global warming melts glaciers and floods our cities.

Taking stock of these conditions, Teorema’s 2020 edition invites participants and visitors to explore ideas of liquidity and fluidity as openly and creatively as possible.

Let’s get together to imagine bridges over our liquified present.

>> Yaporigami (live)
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>> Diesein (live)
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>> Liza Aikin (live)
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>> Izzy Bolt (live)
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>> Makadam (live)
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>> Desert Drone (live)
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>> Cosaquitos en Globo (live)
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>> Balfa (live)
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>> Barking (live)
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>> John-Robin Bold (live)
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>> Nemrac (live)
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>> Bungalovv
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>> Lyric Tit (live)

>> Annechoic
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>> Space Exile
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>> RMN
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>> Squaric
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>> Defasten
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>> Efrén
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>> Předzemšar
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>> Sscchhnn
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Concept by Monica Montanari and Audrey Kadjar

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> https://soundcloud.com/teorema-1

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Firefriend + Vuelveteloca

Firefriend (Brazil) and Vuelveteloca (Chile) on their journey towards Fuzz Club Festival in Eindhoven, they decided to stop in Berlin town for their first time to deliver what they do at their best. This double Concert will Psych your mind away!

An evening like few others…
Promoted by Drrk’s Secnd & Sandra Fiz .

Firefriend (Cardinal Fuzz Records) (Brazil) —> Listen
“There was a thread in American music in the late 1960s that someone untangled across the U.S., then stretched over to Europe, where it took root in 80s shoegaze. It ties together bands as disparate as the 13th Floor Elevators, the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Mazzy Star, Blonde Redhead, and the Jesus & Mary Chain. It’s noise rock or math punk or psychedelic or shoegaze or doom: It’s the down-tuned sound of chaos and beauty, and while no one was looking, it also worked its way through the Americas and took root in Brazil under the name Firefriend.

Vuelveteloca (Fuzz Club Records) (Chile) —> Listen
Chilean rock band formed in Santiago in 2006. They’re recognised for their explosive and powerful live show. Along their five albums, you can hear some psychedelic rock, stoner, krautrock and space rock.Throughout their work , they have released Vuelveteloca (BYM 2007), Jinete Galáctico (BYM 2010), Días de Calor (BYM 2012), Pantera (BYM 2015) y Sonora (Fuzz Club 2017). They’ve played some international festivals like Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia, Monkey Week (Spain) and Festival En Orbita (Chile), sharing stage with bands as Spiritualized, Dandy Warhols, Dead Meadow, A Place to Bury Strangers and Pond, among others. In 2017 the band released their fifth and critically acclaimed album Sonora, with London label Fuzz Club Records, and are preparing shows around the world, including Levitation Festival in Austin.

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Gambri II

For the second time since Iceland was settled, the art festival GAMBRI will expand its domain to the city of Berlin.

The exhibition is named after the Icelandic “Gambri”, a concoction of yeast, sugar and water that is left in a barrel to ferment. The fermented liquid is Gambri, and after that is distilled, the outcome is Landi, the popular Icelandic homebrew spirit.

In much the same way, we intend to splash together different movements within Icelandic art into the cask that is Urban Spree Galerie, where the talents of the artists ferment into the cross-media super art festival that is GAMBRI II.

There are over 40 artists and acts of different kinds participating in GAMBRI II, the festival will consist of a tight program, with works including sculptures, music, performance art, design, tattoos, fine arts and street art.

The event culminates during the Opening Weekend (14-17 June 2019) to coincide with the Icelandic National Day on the 17th.

These are the participants that have been announced so far:

EXHIBITION:
Anton Borosak
Arnar Ásgeirsson
Geoffrey Skywalker
Hellcat
HoodMood
Indriði
Karli
Krot&Krass
Marcjanna
Mottan
Qwick
Salka Rósinkranz
Sara Riel
Snyper
Sóley Lee Tómasdóttir
Vera Hilmars
Viktor Weisshapel
Þórður Hans

TATTOO ARTISTS:
Benedikt Andrason
Hopingnopolice
Kocane Wayne
Mottan
Narfi
Skølvi
Vera Hilmars

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS:
Borghildur Indriðadóttir
Jakob Filippus Péturrson
Kolbeinn Hugi
Styrmir Örn

MUSIC:
Agnes Lára
Ari Árelíus
Árni Skeng
Árni Vil
Balagan
Dj Draugabani
Drengur
Guffinnur
Gimmi
Hermigervill
Holidayboy Slurp
Kuldaboli
LaFontaine
Ljósvaki
Meinsemd
Skrattar
Sunna Margrét
Súríllur og Dókur
Terrordisco
Thaison

 

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