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Book Release: King Kool City Berlin

Urban Spree invites you on Thursday, September 22nd, to the book release of “KING KOOL CITY BERLIN“, a Berlin-themed book by Sarah Paulus (portraits) and Rolf G. Wackenberg (photographs). 

In the book, the authors portray Berlin’s unique hip hop & graffiti scenes: 30 writers, rappers, DJs, beatboxers, skaters and breakdancers. Featuring Poet, Amok, Vartan Bassil / Flying Steps, Chico, Bee Low, Soulrock, Marc Hype Gärtner, Kool Savas, Frauenarzt, Manny Marc, Jonni Ben Salomo / Rap am Mittwoch, B-Tight, AKTEone, Unlike U, Fino, BVG, 1UP Crew, LKA 264, Alesh One, El Bocho, Just, Pascal Feucher / Urban Spree, Falkland, Jürgen Horrwarth, Graffitibox, Jürgen Feuerstein / Molotow, ILoveGraffiti.de, MC Fitti, DVO and CheCan, MC Bomber, Marcus Staiger.

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In doing so, KING KOOL CITY BERLIN provides rare and very personal insight into the artists’ universe illustrated with exclusive photographs taken by Rolf G. Wackenberg. Thereby, the reader is made familiar with life cycles between passion and vocation, between international success and despair. As such, the book is supposed to be an homage to the people portrayed and a declaration of love to the most fascinating city: Berlin.

During the event, you will have the possibility to meet one or the other artist portrayed in the book and of course the authors. More information on www.kingkoolcity.com.

 

Urban Spree

Revaler Str. 99

22.09.2016 / 18:30



Book Release: KING KOOL CITY BERLIN

KING KOOL CITY BERLIN – Book Release

 

A NEW BOOK BY SARAH PAULUS & ROLF G. WACKENBERG

In the book the authors portray Berlin’s unique Hiphop scene: 30 writers, rappers, DJs, beatboxers, skaters and breakdancers. Featuring POET, AMOK, Vartan Bassil / Flying Steps, Chico, Bee Low, Soulrock, Marc Hype Gärtner, Kool Savas, FRAUENARZT, Manny Marc, Jonni Ben Salomo / Rap am Mittwoch, B-Tight, AKTEone, Unlike U, FINO, BVG, 1UP CREW, LKA 264, Alesh One, El Bocho, JUST, Pascal Feucher / Urban Spree, Falkland, Jürgen Horrwarth, Graffitibox, Jürgen Feuerstein / Molotow, ILOVEGRAFFIT.DE, MC FITTI, DVO and CheCan, MC Bomber, Marcus Staiger.

In doing so, KING KOOL CITY BERLIN provides rare and very personal insight into the artists’ universe illustrated with exclusive photographs taken by Rolf G. Wackenberg. Thereby, the reader is made familiar with life cycles between passion and vocation, between international success and despair. As such, the book is supposed to be an homage to the people portrayed and a declaration of love to the most fascinating city: Berlin.

 

During the event, you will have the possibility to meet one or the other artist portrayed in the book and of course the authors. More information on www.kingkoolcity.com.



Outlet Drift

Outlet drift are three young Amis from Taitong, Taiwan. Unlike their parents, they experience the city life bang. They also embrace the Amis old tone and start their journey of Outlet Drift. Together they sing and combine psychedelic, rock, and blues influences with old indigenous tunes of Amis culture.

 



Rylsee’s new monograph “How to Play with Letters” available at Urban Spree

In parallel with his solo show “Other Inbox” at Urban Spree Galerie until Sunday 03.09.2017, the Swiss-born and Urban Spree-based artist Rylsee has just published a new book with Moleskine in Milan.

His first monograph, “How to Play with Letters” is a tour de force in modern typography, illustrating his past 5 years in Berlin with playful, witty & catchy lettering experiments.

For Rylsee, after stations in Geneva and Vancouver, Berlin marked a shift away from his early illustration days to a focus on designing, polishing and scratching letters, a field which is the main focus of this book.

Rooted in graffiti and skateboarding, infused by hiphop, Rylsee’s universe is cool fantasy supplemented by a sharp sense of composition and balance.

His notorious sketchbooks reveal his everyday practice of finding catchy sentences and creating new styles and fonts where letters – unlike the classical art of calligraphy – become glitchy, virused, and melt, albeit always irresistible and funny.

This distorted universe or « dystorpic » as Rylsee would put it – exists by the will of a typographer who blurs the lines of reality and create his own calligraphic spell.

Rylsee recycles his everyday experiences and thoughts and turn them into proverbial low-fi sentences such as « Never trust someone who doesn’t like pizza », « I wish you could be as cute as your profile picture » or « Too shy to rap » to name but a few.

Using only his drawing skills, Rylsee becomes the modern alchemist, plotting numerous optical illusions in 2D to make them look like native 3D. In Rylsee’s universe, 2D and 3D coalesce, but the craftsman, the pen, and the illusion maker takes the lead.

 

Urban Spree Bookshop in Berlin has signed copies of the book.

Signed copies can also be ordered online on our webshop.



Paperhead

Mit neuem Album im Gepäck kommen die 3 Boys aus Nashville endlich wieder mal nach Deutschland.
& dabei machen sie natürlich auch in Berlin halt um „Chew“ live zu präsentieren.
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“The Paperhead have been Nashville’s best-kept secret for years now. The trio of Ryan Jennings, Peter Stringer-Hye & Walker Mimms have crafted three albums of psych-pop perfection, starting with their 2010 album “Focus In On… The Looking Glass” & last leaving us with 2014’s “Africa Avenue”. They return in fine form with their fourth magnum opus, entitled “Chew”. Having been lifelong fans of psychedelia & prog rock, the band found themselves at the forefront of the neo-psych revival, but unlike many of their contemporaries, the band has deftly avoided comparisons to most modern-day psych acts. In their six years as a band, they’ve found a way to straddle four decades of music, cherry-picking elements from a crop ripe for picking. As teens, the members of the Paperhead were Sixties British psychedelia obsessives & it showed – their debut (as The Looking Glass) and their “s/t” 2011 album as The Paperhead (a name taken from a line in Sixties psychedelic group July’s song “My Clown”) both demonstrated a clear understanding of the Floyd/Barrett legacy, mingling lysergic pop with oblique jams. Recent years have seen the trio expanding their sound into something more progressive and experimental, incorporating country rock, AM radio broadcasts, jazz, Zappa-inflected prog-rock and folk. The sheer level of sophistication in the group’s arrangements starting in 2010 at age eighteen can be seen two-fold; an open internet allowed the trio to absorb as much music as they wanted with a keystroke, compounded with a loyal & dedicated core group of friends & allies from bands and record stores in the Nashville music scene with whom they collected records. The Paperhead’s current oeuvre showcases a band whose strengths lie in each other; the raw talent & chemistry flourishes as three minds came together as one with Jennings, Stringer-Hye & Mimms operating in tandem, each anticipating the other’s moves before they make it and whose collaborative spirit reigns in the studio. In most band’s hands, the freedom & convenience of music these days could be a detriment, but rather than committing the cardinal sin of many modern acts by drenching everything in reverb, The Paperhead revel in clarity & melody. The band will stretch out & jam in a live setting, but their recent album’s celebrate structure and, above all – songs. The case can be made that many bands aren’t allowed the time to ripen & mature, most flaming out before they really “lock in” & find their way. With “Chew”, The Paperhead’s time is nigh, and we couldn’t be happier to take a bite.”
25.03.2017 – Berlin, Urban Spree
Paperhead
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Einlass: 20.00 Uhr / Beginn: 21:00 Uhr
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Onio + Sosek: Rawcuts/Internal

Urban Spree Galerie presents a double solo show by São Paulo-based artists Onio and Sosek.

Born out of graffiti and pixação, Onio and Sosek are invited by Urban Spree to exhibit their latest series of drawings, paintings and collages and work on site-specific projects during their Berlin residency.

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Onio: “Rawcuts” 29.07 – 14.08 (Ecke)

Returning at Urban Spree, the Brazilian artist Adriano Cinelli aka Onio brings his newest series of works entitled Rawcuts.

Onio has always been recognized for his vibrant aesthetics that oscillate between comics, illustration and painting, using strong colours in graphic meshes that tend to abstraction.

For his Urban Spree residency and exhibition, Onio takes a more experimental aproach and presents a series of colorful collages, mixing materials and techniques to attain a new aesthetics.

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The direct influence of chaos, visual pollution, and the characteristic urban aspect of São Paulo are a natural resource and inspiration to his work.

In addition to the presentation of original collages on small and medium-sized formats, Onio is also releasing a black-and-white zine entitled “Rawcuts” in a limited edition.

Sosek: “Internal” 29.07 – 07.08

For Sosek, the life in the paulistana street is inseparable from his art, notably the forgotten people, the left overs from the brazilian society, the silent homeless cohort that populates the city.

Roaming at night, he walks through São Paulo with friends to paint and photograph scenes of life on the streets, photographing the crude reality, Sosek then transcends the images in portraits and scenes, using only black ink. Unlike Onio, the world of Sosek is a world in black-and-white, drifting and dripping, rooted in calligraphy, graffiti & drawing, making the invisible, visible.

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“Internal” reveals the acute tension in the artist’s mind, the conflict with his inner self as represented by the city’s chaos. Sosek will also release his new zine, based on photographs and drawings of homeless people and decayed streets.

“I bring a sense of unease about our society and the destitute side of our existence”

Rawcuts + Internal

2 Solo Shows by Onio + Sosek

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening on Friday, July 29th at 19:00

DJ Set: HP Sauce (brazilian vinyl set)

Exhibition schedule:

Rawcuts: 29.07 – 14.08 (Galerie Ecke)

Internal: 29.07 – 07.08

For Press enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

For Galerie enquiries; galerie@urbanspree.com