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Tavar Zawacki completes “Pulse” Mural at Urban Spree

Tavar Zawacki (ABOVE) completed the “Pulse” mural at Urban Spree on the occasion of his solo show “Metamorphosis”, on view until 08.10.2017 at Urban Spree Galerie.

The “Pulse” motive is part of the exhibition as a 180 x 240 cm original canvas and as well as a set of screen prints.

The wall reproduces the “Pulse” pattern two times with one half-arrow on the top left-hand side and a right half-arrow on the bottom right-hand side pointing downwards. Tavar created a very effective op-art outdoor piece, with 3D effects and optical illusions, notably in the middle of the piece.



“Pulse”: a Series of New Screen Prints by Tavar Zawacki

On the occasion of the exhibition “Metamorphosis” at Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin, Tavar Zawacki and Urban Spree release a series of exclusive screen prints.

“Pulse” comes as a limited edition of 40 sets (1 Pulse Left + 1 Pulse Right) in a 45 x 60 cm format (18″ x 24″).

The regular edition is complimented by a very limited run of 5 large print sets, in gold and silver.

 

The prints are available at Urban Spree in Berlin and on the Urban Spree website here.



Tavar Zawacki: Metamorphosis

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to present “Metamorphosis”, a solo exhibition by visual artist Tavar Zawacki in Berlin.

Zawacki will be presenting a museum style solo exhibition of twelve large format works on canvas with his signature hard edge painting style.

The opening reception will take place on the 7th of September 2017 at 19:00 at Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain together with the release of his second monograph, “Metamorphosis”, a 168-page book published by Urban Spree Books.

Runtime: 8th of September – 14th of October, 2017.

The exhibition will display only large format originals and marks a clear new direction for the artist.

The intention for the Metamorphosis exhibition was to transition into newer areas of my creativity with a fearless attitude. The past year I decided to slow down, and focus my attention inwards. My priority was to observe previous styles of artworks I had painted, and take them to a higher, more refined level. During this introspective period I was surprised to find that I had many barriers in my creativity that blocked my true visual style from being seen. It was disturbing for me to realize that I’ve been very fearful, and self conscious with my creative process. Metamorphosis is about transformation from one state into a newer dynamic one. With a lot of brutal honesty, and conviction for growth I was able to take inner inventory of what no longer served me. I was able to let go of the fears that were stifling my creative progression. I was prepared for feeling uncomfortable during this metamorphosis. I was learning how to unblock my personal censors, and be valiant in painting the styles of works I’ve previously been too reluctant to paint.

The Metamorphosis exhibition focuses on four different, and distinct styles of painting. Each painting style has it’s own unique personality. As a collective whole these twelve works on canvas best encompass my current interests of painting styles in my career. The restricted black and white designs display my attraction in sharp contrasting Op-Art visual effects. On the contrary, the CMYK designs are full of color achieved from overlapping secondary and tertiary shapes. The painting style of trompe l’oeil  has been a highlight of mine during this creative process. The manipulation of shadows, and illusion of depth added a nice dimensional element to Metamorphosis body of work. The fourth, and final painting style examines the relationship between both straight, and curved lines. The intention for this style was to have a balance within each of these defined compositions.

During the designing process of this exhibition I had achieved my goals of stepping out of my creative comfort zone, while pushing forward in these aforementioned styles of my creative interest. Thank you and I hope you enjoy the show.” Tavar Zawacki, July 2017

In addition to the exhibition, Urban Spree Books publishes “Metamorphosis“, a 168-page monograph retracing the latest works and murals of the artist.

Last but not the least, a screen print is being released for the show in a standard black-and-white edition as well as a very limited large silver and gold edition in a run of 5.

 

The pdf catalogue of the show is now available upon request by writing to: galerie@urbanspree.com

 

About the artist:

Tavar Zawacki (b. 1981), is a Californian born, Berlin-based contemporary artist. Tavar Zawacki under his then street name, ABOVE, was one of the main pioneers and influencers in the development of the Street Art movement in Paris in 2001. His proliferation of his arrow icon trail-blazed the way for later generations of street artists using iconography, logos, and abstract artworks in the street. During the past 20 years Tavar has proliferated his artworks in over 100 cities spanning 50 countries around the world. His style is characterized by the use of bold colors, geometric patterns, Op Art elements, and trompe l’oeil illusion effects. Tavar Zawacki has been showcasing his work in galleries and institutions around the world since 2005. He is a resident of Urban Spree since 2 years.

http://www.tavarzawacki.com

 

Metamorphosis

Opening: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 19:00

Exhibition: 8th of September – 14th of October, 2017

Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 – 19:00 and with appointment

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

 

Gallery Enquiries: pascal@urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com



Tavar Zavacki New Mural in Sacramento

Urban Spree Resident Artist Tavar Zawacki (aka Above) participated in August 2017 to the Wide Open Walls Mural Festival in Sacramento, California.

On this occasion, he painted a large mural downtown entitled “Metamorphosis #2“.

This motive stems from a new body of large scale works on canvas which will be presented for the first time at Urban Spree Galerie from 07.09.2017 to 08.10.2017.

The solo show “Metamorphosis” will display only large formats and marks a clear new direction for the artist.

In addition to the exhibition, Urban Spree Books will publish “Metamorphosis“, a 168-page monograph retracing the latest works and murals of the artist.

Last but not the least, a screen print set of 2 prints will be released for the show in a standard black-and-white edition as well as a large silver and gold edition.

Metamorphosis #3 – Acrylic on Canvas – 300 cm x 200 cm – 2017

The pdf catalogue of the show is available upon request by writing to the galerie: galerie@urbanspree.com

 



Urban Spree at UAF Paris 2018

Urban Spree returns for the third consecutive year to the Paris Urban Art Fair from 12th to 15th of April 2018.

 

We will be presenting a duo show with two Berlin-based artists represented by the gallery, Hendrik Czakainski (GER) and Tavar Zawacki (USA). Both artists will be present during the Fair.

 

One of the highlights of the Urban Spree booth will be the presentation of a triptych by Hendrik Czakainski (see below). This artwork in 3 framed panels has a size of 288 cm long by 160 cm high. The german artist is known for his 3D surreal visions of urban and industrial settlements, prone to chaos, uncertainty and destruction, however reaching a formal and hypnotic abstracted beauty.

 

Urban Spree Prints will also release a limited edition 15-colour screen print set of the triptych work, masterly crafted at the Urban Spree Studios by Dolly Demoratti. This release is exclusive to the fair and will be launched at the Opening.

Urban Spree will also be presenting 6 new medium-sized works on canvas (120 x 90 cm) by Tavar Zawacki aka ABOVE. A further step away from his iconic “arrow” motive towards geometric abstraction and hard-edged painting, Tavar’s new works are subtle trompe l’oeil and variations perfectly executed in a muted color range. We will also introduce a new series of resin cut-out works from the Californian artist.


 

Tavar will sign copies of his book Metamorphosis – published by Urban Spree Books in September 2017 – on Saturday 14.04 at 16:00 on the Urban Spree booth.

 

We will also show some calligraphic works on paper by Bisco Smith and Jonas “Sun7” Bournat.

 

 

URBAN ART FAIR | PARIS 2018 LE CARREAU DU TEMPLE
4, Rue Eugene Spuller
75003 Paris, France

12 >15 avril 2018



Video of the Metamorphosis book

Urban Spree Books just published a limited edition artist book with Tavar Zawacki/ABOVE on the occasion of the Californian artist’s solo show at Urban Spree Galerie. 

Zane Meyer from ChopEmDownFilms filmed and edited this video about the “Metamorphosis” book.

You can order a signed copy of the book here.