Urban Spree Galerie proudly presents « LETTERS », an international group show featuring 10 artists engaged in the practice of urban calligraphy.
The Exhibition will finally take place starting on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at Urban Spree Galerie and online
LETTERS focuses on European and Mediterranean artists whose practice is strongly influenced by their graffiti years, past or current, their passion for painting, lettering, abstraction, and the use of brushes.
This first chapter covers artists nourished by the classical European calligraphy tradition (roman, runic or cyrilic scripts) as well as arabic calligraphy, but first and foremost by their contemporary practice of muralism and abstraction: muralism or « street art » is an integral part of the practice of « calligraffiti » – the holy alliance of calligraphy and the urban landscape, shaped by graffiti, whereby speed, precision and abstraction converge to give birth to this particular urban flow.
Whereas letters and alphabets are consubstantial to graffiti, urban calligraphy diverges with the use of a particular reference to traditional calligraphy and use of specific contact tools like brushes instead of aerosols.
Artists are using calligraphy as a materia prima. However, the final result is a substantial evolution from the traditional corpus of calligraphy with serious inroads into abstraction, where letters are turned into abstracted shapes and signs, dissolved, essentialized, obfuscated and cyphered.
LETTERS is a show about post-calligraphy and post-graffiti. About signs, mutations, strokes and freedom.
To visit the Letters Show:
To schedule an appointment for the LETTERS Show, please follow the link below. For those who already made an appointment per email, no need to go through the process again. we are looking forward to your visit!
LETTERS feature new works by:
Niels « Shoe » Meulman
Lukas K Stiller
23.04.2021 / 29.05.2021
Opening: Friday, April 23rd 2021
Wednesday – Saturday 12:00-18:30 and by appointment
Catalogue and Info: email@example.com