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Hendrik Czakainski returns to Urban Spree with his 3rd solo show “SWITCH-OVER”

Urban Spree Galerie presents “SWITCH-OVER“, the third solo exhibition of the Berlin-based visual artist Hendrik Czakainski at Urban Spree Galerie.

Hendrik Czakainski’s materia prima is the urban matter captured at different stages of dereliction. Adopting a bird’s eye view, the artist creates large-scale post-architectural panels which are dark anatomical explorations of the urban body.

The artist becomes a forensic architect, collecting evidence of disasters, past, present and future, incorporating them in surreal compositions of large proportions, creating 3-dimensional landscapes which have become void of human presence and frightfully beautiful at the same time. His creations bring us to a state of contemplation and fascination, owing to the combination of shape and colour.

His monumental cuts, holes, and excisions to his fantastic architectural matter reach us beyond the scope of architecture and strip down those man-made artefacts to the minimum, lay them bare, and essentially on the brink of abstraction.

In SWITCH-OVER, the artist distantiates himself from the highly densified housing settlements he has been creating in the past years to pursue a more radical approach. His apocalyptic tableaux give away few clues as to when the mutations happened, what exactly happened, how was it even possible to switch from one state to the next, and which situation we are actually in, leaving the spectator forging his own clues. Are we investigating a foregone reality, are we already processing the next move, or are we trapped in between ?

In his new compositions, we ask ourselves if humanity is still part of the global equation or if the tipping point has been already reached; if a reversal is even possible.

Most works of the show are constructed in two or three parts, creating a dynamic impulse, searching for life in interstitial space, infusing tension, and establishing a mutual dialog, a new social contract of what’s left.

 

Hendrik Czakainski

SWITCH-OVER

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Opening: Friday 26.10.2018 at 18:30 (FB Event)

Exhibition Dates: 26.10.2018 – 24.11.2018

Tu-Sa 12 :00-18:30

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

 


Galerie Enquiries:

Pascal Feucher: pascal@urbanspree.com

www.urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries:

Wayra Gonzalez: press@urbanspree.com


http://www.hendrikczakainski.com

https://www.instagram.com/hendrik_czakainski/



Urban Spree releases an Artist Zine with Kid Cash

Kid Cash: Very Necessary. Sketches & Drawings 2015-17 is an artist zine published by Urban Spree Books on the occasion of the solo show of Kid Cash at Urban Spree Galerie (31.03.2017 – 22.04.2017).

The zine is focused on sketches and drawings and functions as a perfect companion to the exhibition as it reveals the artist’s inner paths to abstraction, how rough landscapes, lines and shapes are being abstracted and then incorporated, digested, into paintings.

 

The 60-page book is published as a Limited Edition of 300 copies in an A5 format. The zine is available at the Urban Spree Bookshop in Berlin and on our online shop here.

 



VAO Collective at Urban Spree

Urban Spree Galerie invites 10 artists of the VAO collective for an exceptional Art Residency in Berlin.

Counded in 1996 by L’Atlas, the collective is celebrating this year 20 years of urban and contemporary creation.

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Rooted in graffiti and street art at its inception (“Vandales à l’Origine”), the members of the collective have spread their art in different directions over the years, gaining recognition in the art world while maintaining strong links to the street practice that still define them, from abstract calligraphy and graffiti, “calligrammes”, land art, to minimalism and expressionism.

The Art Residency at Urban Spree is not a retrospective but an exceptional occasion for the artists to work together during a week and redefine what the essence of the collective is about. The exhibition will also introduce the latest member of the crew, the Torino-based minimalist artist CT, who joined the collective in October 2016.

All artworks will be created in situ, in the gallery, on the walls and in the garden during this unique period.

The public is welcome to witness the Residency work-in-progress everyday from November 14th to 17th which will culminate into the Opening on November 18th at 19:00.

On the occasion of the residency, Urban Spree will edit a series of exclusive screen prints with L’Atlas, Tanc and CT, hand-pulled in the screen print studio at Urban Spree.

 

Participating VAO Artists:

 

ALETEIA

Emilie Garnaud a.k.a Aleteïa, is a French artist who mostly uses sticky tape and spray cans for her works. She defines her work as an urban mythological laboratory, where she collects stories and words. She uses a symbolic and universal language and leads a dialogue which permits her to question anything.

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http://aleteia.fr/

L’ATLAS

Jules Dedet Granel, aka L’Atlas, is a French artist born in 1978. He began doing graffiti in the early 1990s before co-founding the VAO Collective (“Vandales à l’Origine”) in 1996 with Elger and Koers.

Fascinated by the history of handwriting, he has studied calligraphy in several countries and designed his own typography. He frequently works in public spaces and has become a major figure of the Street Art movement. He has also developed a pictural universe, where he leads the written word towards calligraphic abstraction. His style has made him one of our time’s most interesting young artists, moving from the instant and public forum of street art into prestigious art galleries and progressive art spaces.

He lives and works in Paris.

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http://latlas.org/

BABOU

Babou is an iconic figure in street art and is a graffiti activist in Paris since 1985. Sculptor and urban artist, his practice focuses on the atmosphere and the gesture of the tag. His images seek to recreate the energy and movement of the street, using the city walls as canvas and transforming them into images that question the contemporary Dasein.

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http://babouartworks.tumblr.com

BENJAMIN LAADING

Benjamin Laading creates a fresh vision of graffiti with his technical repetition of dots. It celebrates accidentality, degradation, and vandalism, all these undesirable manifestations which disturb the monotony of a functional and controlled environment. His work is like a window between two worlds, which reflects an inner conflict between instinct and reason, which is present in every one of us.

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http://benjamin.laading.net/

CLYDE KNOWLAND

Clyde Knowland finalized a painting technique halfway between calligraphy and drawing. His very gestural work tends to reproduce in an almost abstract way what he calls “an urban jungle” and its energy. Sometimes totems or tribal figures come out of his paintings as buildings and skyscrapers, to give life to these chaotic and inhuman landscapes.

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http://ventedart.com/artiste-clyde-knowland–37

CT

For over a decade, CT has been internationally active with urban art projects. His style has transitioned from a classic graffiti wild style into contemporary minimalism. Working in abandoned and lost spaces, CT searches for the perfect canvas that has the potential to create a contrast from his minimal mark. Graffiti minimalism, a deconstructed form taken to its most basic embodiment while still maintaining its initial concept of letter structure.

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http://maceca.tumblr.com/

PAROLE

Parole is a self-educated artist whose work is multi-faceted, at the crossroads of culture, and draws upon the use of many skills and tools. He developed spontaneous writings where he twists, reforms, and mixes up the letters enough to make them illegible. There are spiritual and sacred feelings and meanings in these writings and in its relationship with art and with life.

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http://www.parole.name/

SUN7

Born in 1977. Jonas Bournat a.k.a. SUN 7 lives and works in Paris. He is obviously a child of crossing of word and image, poetry and color, art and street. His art consists of portraits and coded texts creating a subtle play of appearance/disappearance, in which everything related to calligraphy, glyphs and ideograms becomes as unreal as can be, nurturing a sense of mystery. Jonas Sun7’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and art fairs since 1997. His work has been exposed in places such as Grand Palais, Fondation Cartier, Espace Louis Vuitton and Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

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https://www.facebook.com/SUN7.artist/

TANC

Tancrède Perrot aka Tanc is an abstract graffiti artist who lives and works in Paris. His unique art is about lines, vibrations and repetition. His work is a mix of tags, of individuals, of music which do not seek perfection, but spontaneity. He is part of a new generation of street artists who are exploring the crossroads of graffiti, action painting and optic art. He is able to touch the viewer in an intimate and immediate way through his action and energy.

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http://tanc.fr/

TEURK + ANTONIN VOISIN

Teurk is a French artist who belongs to a distinct group of graffiti artists that emerged around 1990. He develops a very special work: he creates objects, videos, sculptures by mixing art and science. Among other things, he makes metal plates which are inscribed by a grinder, calligraphy which is made out of iron dust and videos which show the organic manipulation of magnets.

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http://teurk.net

VALERIE NEWLAND

Born in 1975. Lives and works in Paris and New Caledonia. Under her classic influences, she was able to discover different media and the city under an other angle. She evolved in her work of plastic art because of her curiosity and her willingness to understand the energy of other disciplines. She has a minimalist approach and it is the moment of seizure of the space, the canvas, the fluid structure, that attracts her more than the paintbrushes.

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http://valerienewland.fr

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Request VAO Collective’s List of Available Artworks: galerie@urbanspree.com

(made available on Nov. 18th in the evening)

Press requests: diana@urbanspree.com

 

VAO Collective at Urban Spree

Residency: 14.11 to 17.11 (Public Hours 12:00 to 18:30)

Opening on 18.11 from 19:00

Exhibition: 19.11.2016 – 02.12.2016

Tu-Sa / 12:00 – 18:30

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99 (Warschauer x Revaler)

10245 Berlin

galerie@urbanspree.com



VAO Collective at Urban Spree

Urban Spree Galerie invites 10 artists of the VAO collective for an exceptional residency in Berlin.

Founded in 1996 by L’Atlas, Elger and Koers, the collective is celebrating this year 20 years of urban and contemporary creation.

vao_collectif_logo-copie

Rooted in graffiti and street art at its inception (“Vandales à l’Origine”), the members of the collective have spread their art in different directions over the years, gaining recognition in the art world while maintaining strong links to the street practice that still define them, from abstract calligraphy and graffiti, “calligrammes”, land art, to minimalism and expressionism.

The Art Residency at Urban Spree is not a retrospective but an exceptional occasion for the artists to work together during a week and redefine what the essence of the collective is about. The exhibition will also introduce the latest member of the crew, the Torino-based minimalist artist CT, who joined the collective in October 2016.

All artworks will be created in situ, in the gallery, on the walls and in the garden during this unique period.

The public is welcome to witness the Residency work-in-progress everyday from November 14th to 17th which will culminate into the Opening on November 18th at 19:00.

On the occasion of the residency, Urban Spree will edit a series of exclusive screen prints with L’Atlas, Tanc and CT, hand-pulled in the screen print studio at Urban Spree.

 

VAO Artists:

 

ALETEIA

Emilie Garnaud a.k.a Aleteïa, is a French artist who mostly uses sticky tape and spray cans for her works. She defines her work as an urban mythological laboratory, where she collects stories and words. She uses a symbolic and universal language and leads a dialogue which permits her to question anything.

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http://aleteia.fr/

 

L’ATLAS

Jules Dedet Granel, aka L’Atlas, is a French artist born in 1978. He began doing graffiti in the early 1990s before co-founding the VAO Collective (“Vandales à l’Origine”) in 1996 with Elger and Koers.

Fascinated by the history of handwriting, he has studied calligraphy in several countries and designed his own typography. He frequently works in public spaces and has become a major figure of the Street Art movement. He has also developed a pictural universe, where he leads the written word towards calligraphic abstraction. His style has made him one of our time’s most interesting young artists, moving from the instant and public forum of street art into prestigious art galleries and progressive art spaces.

He lives and works in Paris.

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http://latlas.org/

 

BABOU

Babou is an iconic figure in street art and is a graffiti activist in Paris since 1985. Sculptor and urban artist, his practice focuses on the atmosphere and the gesture of the tag. His images seek to recreate the energy and movement of the street, using the city walls as canvas and transforming them into images that question the contemporary Dasein.

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http://babouartworks.tumblr.com

 

BENJAMIN LAADING

Benjamin Laading creates a fresh vision of graffiti with his technical repetition of dots. It celebrates accidentality, degradation, and vandalism, all these undesirable manifestations which disturb the monotony of a functional and controlled environment. His work is like a window between two worlds, which reflects an inner conflict between instinct and reason, which is present in every one of us.

spraymium-laadingjr05

 

http://benjamin.laading.net/

 

CLYDE KNOWLAND

Clyde Knowland finalized a painting technique halfway between calligraphy and drawing. His very gestural work tends to reproduce in an almost abstract way what he calls “an urban jungle” and its energy. Sometimes totems or tribal figures come out of his paintings as buildings and skyscrapers, to give life to these chaotic and inhuman landscapes.

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http://ventedart.com/artiste-clyde-knowland–37

 

CT

For over a decade, CT has been internationally active with urban art projects. His style has transitioned from a classic graffiti wild style into contemporary minimalism. Working in abandoned and lost spaces, CT searches for the perfect canvas that has the potential to create a contrast from his minimal mark. Graffiti minimalism, a deconstructed form taken to its most basic embodiment while still maintaining its initial concept of letter structure.

939583

 

http://maceca.tumblr.com/

 

PAROLE

Parole is a self-educated artist whose work is multi-faceted, at the crossroads of culture, and draws upon the use of many skills and tools. He developed spontaneous writings where he twists, reforms, and mixes up the letters enough to make them illegible. There are spiritual and sacred feelings and meanings in these writings and in its relationship with art and with life.

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http://www.parole.name/

 

SUN7

Born in 1977. Jonas Bournat a.k.a. SUN 7 lives and works in Paris. He is obviously a child of crossing of word and image, poetry and color, art and street. His art consists of portraits and coded texts creating a subtle play of appearance/disappearance, in which everything related to calligraphy, glyphs and ideograms becomes as unreal as can be, nurturing a sense of mystery. Jonas Sun7’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and art fairs since 1997. His work has been exposed in places such as Grand Palais, Fondation Cartier, Espace Louis Vuitton and Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

img_2273

 

https://www.facebook.com/SUN7.artist/

 

TANC

Tancrède Perrot aka Tanc is an abstract graffiti artist who lives and works in Paris. His unique art is about lines, vibrations and repetition. His work is a mix of tags, of individuals, of music which do not seek perfection, but spontaneity. He is part of a new generation of street artists who are exploring the crossroads of graffiti, action painting and optic art. He is able to touch the viewer in an intimate and immediate way through his action and energy.

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http://tanc.fr/

 

TEURK + ANTONIN VOISIN

Teurk is a French artist who belongs to a distinct group of graffiti artists that emerged around 1990. He develops a very special work: he creates objects, videos, sculptures by mixing art and science. Among other things, he makes metal plates which are inscribed by a grinder, calligraphy which is made out of iron dust and videos which show the organic manipulation of magnets.

51_atooteurk

http://teurk.net

 

VALERIE NEWLAND

Born in 1975. Lives and works in Paris and New Caledonia. Under her classic influences, she was able to discover different media and the city under an other angle. She evolved in her work of plastic art because of her curiosity and her willingness to understand the energy of other disciplines. She has a minimalist approach and it is the moment of seizure of the space, the canvas, the fluid structure, that attracts her more than the paintbrushes.

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http://valerienewland.fr

 

 

 

——————————————————————————————–

Request VAO Collective’s List of Available Artworks: galerie@urbanspree.com

(made available on Nov. 18th in the evening)

Press requests: diana@urbanspree.com

 

VAO Collective at Urban Spree

Residency: 14.11 to 17.11 (Public Hours 12:00 to 18:30)

Opening on 18.11 from 19:00

Exhibition: 19.11.2016 – 02.12.2016

Tu-Sa / 12:00 – 18:30

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99 (Warschauer x Revaler)

10245 Berlin

galerie@urbanspree.com



Urban Spree Galerie presents “Mitosis”, a solo show in the Galerie Ecke by Chilean artist Rommy González

Urban Spree Galerie presents “Mitosis”, a solo show in the Galerie Ecke by Chilean artist Rommy González.

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The Berlin-based Chilean artist Rommy González is displaying a series of new drawings, paintings, and releasing her 3 latest screen prints and 2 risograph prints. Having her past show called “Das Mikro-Makro Leben” at the Chilean Embassy in Berlin on April 2016, now she wants to show her new works inspired by fascinating symbiosis of life, the cells cycle. The artist combines micro landscapes with a visual imaginary, textures, colors and compositions. A biologic-artistic point of view.

 

Urban Spree Galerie (Ecke)

Opening: Wednesday July 20th, 2016 at 19:00

Exhibition: From July 20th to July 28th, 2016, 12:00-19:00

www.rommygonzalez.com

 



VILLETTE SONIQUE X URBAN SPREE

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The 4-day musical wanderings organized at Urban Spree culminates in a grand finale with the Parisian international festival Villette Sonique on 28/03.

Long-time friends Nicolas Defawe (Urban Spree) and Etienne Blanchot (Villette Sonique) have combined their skills and invited friends from Berlin and Paris to play on the last night of the fair!

Live acts :

 

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KINK GONG (performance) :

KINK GONG records ethnic minority music mostly in south east asia and transforms the original into a more abstract form

-Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/KINK-GONG/266917190119188

-Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQAJ-VdtPwE&feature=youtu.be

-Soundcloud : http://soundcloud.com/kinkgong

 

 

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LIEF HALL (live) :

Hall’s musical projects have explore a diversity of genres including no-wave, electronic, noise, new music and extended voice. Her most recent project MYTHS released their second album on One Big Silence and toured North America multiple times, most recently with Grimes in 2012.

Website : http://www.liefhall.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/liefhallmusic/timeline

Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/lief-hall
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ELECTRONICAT (live) :

Electronicat is the pseudonym of French musician Fred Bigot.
Started in 1998, Fred picked up his guitar, sampling it and focusing on the melodic attributes of beat, developed the particular sound he is now renowned for. The distorted but melodic guitar, the unquantised rhythms, the delay-heavy vocals and the buzzing rumbling 808 bass drum have all became characteristic features of the Electronicat sound. His songs encompass an array of influences in all respects – particularly glam rock, psychedelia, 60s garage rockabilly and experimental electronic music – and takes it further making electronic music sound more rock n roll.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Electronicat/45256254004?fref=ts

-Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=240-7k5Ja3U

-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/electronicat) :https://soundcloud.com/electronicat/sets/unreleased01

Dj Sets :

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KRIKOR (I’m a cliché / Tigersushi) :

Krikor is interested by sound experiments, he attends Octavio Lopez course (a famous contemporary music composer) at the conservatory and explores electro-acoustic techniques that he will later incorporate in his productions.
Today, Krikor’s musical style has become more hybrid than ever, a personal synthesis of his musical obsessions : the fat groove and old drum machines of Chicago House, the abstract sounds of minimal techno, the urge and energy of Rock(abilly), the harshness of Industrial music, the dark romantism of Folk anti-heroes from the 60s and the forward thinking of GRM lab rats (Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry..).
The result of this synthesis is a first album « Land of Truth »

-Website : http://www.krikor.fr/

-Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Krikor/28315890427?fref=ts

-Souncloud : https://soundcloud.com/krikorparis

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COSMO VITELLI (I’m a cliché) :

French DJ and producer Cosmo Vitelli has followed a path that seems to carefully avoid what the name of the label he created states: “I’m a Cliché”. Obsessed with the idea of artistic and business independence, he has been patiently digging unsuspected mines of good music for 15 years, as a DJ, as a label head, as a producer and as a simple music passionate.

-Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/cosmovitelli/timeline

-Soundcloud : http://soundcloud.com/cosmo-vitelli

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FORTY FINGS DYNAMO (La dame noir) :

Forty Fings Dynamo is the new side project from Adrien (half of Villanova) and Emmanuel Bezault. Perfect match for haunted & trippy dancefloors

-Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/fortyfingsdynamo/timeline

-Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/forty-fings-dynamo

 

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ETIENNE BLANCHOT (Villette Sonique) :

Basement :

Local heroes and more

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PARAGES MUSIC Presented by Jonattan Levingstone

Parages is a Montreal based music label having for goal to make discover a seedbed of local producers sharing a common love for the electronic “groove” and surrealist sound landscapes.

The production is underground here, not in its inaccessibility, but in the way in which it was conceived: with against current of the generic electronic productions.Here the music is about sharing and experimentations. The majority of the producers result at the same time from the world of the “impromptu” music of the noise scene that the pop one to be described now through dancing electronic compositions.

It is difficult to put under only one kind the music here presents, which makes all the richness of these compositions.

http://paragesmusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/parages

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