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Klone’s new solo exhibition “Everything is happening”

Urban Spree Galerie is particularly happy to announce Klone’s new solo exhibition “Everything is happening”, opening on 11.08.2016.

Tel-Aviv based artist Klone was the first to ever exhibit at Urban Spree, back in summer 2012, where he produced an epic 50-meter long installation of paper cuts and painted characters in the whole gallery space, as can be seen in the video below.

Four years later, Klone comes back to Berlin and Urban Spree with his new solo show entitled “Everything is happening“. As with the seminal exhibition, some work was prepared in his Tel-Aviv studio but finalized in Berlin over a 2-week residency.

While the first installation was entirely paper-based, the new installation extensively combines painting with digital techniques such as stop motion animation, loops and mapping to vividly translate the artist’s longstanding obsession with memory. “Everything is happening“ showcases random memories and experiences, imagined and real ones, which are sensed through a series of projections. Stop motion animations are depicted onto the wall by painting and erasing, and in this way constantly giving up and away moments and experiments, a constant process.

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According to Klone, we are constantly bombed by the mass media with a visual overload, to the point where we can’t be sure anymore which of our memories are real and whether we actually experienced them. Thus, the artist refers to the psychological phenomenon of “false memory“ in which a person recalls a memory that did not occur.

The exhibition has been built specifically for this space and moment in time.

 

“Everything is happening”

A solo show by klone at the Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin

Opening Night: 11.08.2016 at 19:00

Exhibition from 12.08 to 04.09 (Tu-Su / 12:00-19:00)

http://www.kloneyourself.com

 



NEW LAND. A solo exhibition by klone

 Urban Spree Gallery is proud to announce the first solo exhibition in Berlin by Israeli contemporary artist klone.

Having started graffiti in Tel Aviv in 1999, klone is considered as the pioneer of the local graffiti scene and today’s most prominent street artist in Tel Aviv, where his stunning murals adorn the derelict and ghost areas of the city. Over the years, in parallel to his outside work, klone has developed a more intimate practice with watercolors, drawings and collages, which form the inside part of his artist’s personal and complex universe.

Rooted with distorted, lost memories from his childhood in the USSR, shaped by his street work and acute perception of the environment, his artwork reflects his obsession with duplicity, multiplication and transmutation, adorned with eerie mythological bestiary and ubiquitous spirits.

His artwork is an endless questioning about the surface and deepness of living creatures, a sense of loss and the urge for creation.

Titled “NEW LAND. we need new land“, klone’s all new body of works for his solo show consists of watercolors on paper, collage works and ink drawings. The exhibition will also host what is klone’s largest and most ambitious paper installation to date.

In connexion with the exhibition, klone will be releasing a limited edition screen print on paper in collaboration with Mother Drucker’s print studio, hand-pulled at the Urban Spree Ateliers. Also exclusive for the Berlin show, klone will introduce and sign his new artist’s book, self- and hand-published.

 

Urban Spree Gallery

Revaler Str. 99 @RAW

Warschauer Str. S-Bahn


Vernissage (with the presence of the artist): Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. 19:00

Exhibition: From August 24th to September 20th. Opens everyday from 12:00 to 20:00.

 

The Urban Spree Gallery is a 450 sqm exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art and urban cultures.

www.urbanspree.com/blog/gallery

 

klone, b.1983, is a Ukrainian-born and Tel Aviv-based contemporary artist.

www.kloneyourself.com 

 

Mother Drucker is a Berlin-based screen print studio.

www.mother-drucker.com



“Here Comes the Bad News”: New Solo Show with Jim Avignon

Jim Avignon returns to Urban Spree Galerie for his second solo show “Here Comes the Bad News”, 2 years after « Permanent Jetlag ».

In his only exhibition in Berlin for the year 2019, Jim Avignon describes the mood in the world and in Berlin in particular with his usual wit.

Gentrification, Global Warming, Surveillance Capitalism, Alt Right… here comes indeed the bad news. His paintings are a mash-up of cartoony figuration, expressionistic composition, – a maximum of expression with a minimum of lines.

Jim Avignon is a painter, illustrator and conceptual artist. Always ready to confront the establishment he is torn between pop art, street art, Picasso on acid or simply being the fastest painter in the world. His signature style consists of vivid colours, a biting humor, unpretentious materials and a mind numbing output. His art works like pop music in DIY mode.

According to the legend, the artist became stranded in the Provence city of Avignon at some point in the ’80s when his car unexpectedly broke down. He resorted to painting Dali images onto pavements, gradually raising money to repair his car. The name stayed.

In the early 90s, he became an ubiquitous painter of the techno movement, designing makeshift clubs and Love Parade trucks.

By creating a colorful flood of affordable, rapidly-produced works, Jim disrupts the well-oiled art market and pervades it with black humor and self-irony. Avignon’s images caricature the modus operandi of the art market and are also aimed at people who are bored or deterred by the gold-framed aura of so-called high art. “Good Artists Go To The Museum, Bad Artists Go Everywhere”.

 

Jim Avignon

“Here Comes the Bad News”

Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Friday, August 09th, 2019

Exhibition: 09.08.2019 – 08.09.2019

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Info and catalogue: pascal@urbanspree.com



Lars Wunderlich: “What Are We Looking For?” Solo Show Opening

Urban Spree Galerie presents “What Are We Looking For?”, a solo show of new works by Berlin-based visual artist Lars Wunderlich a.k.a. “Look the Weird”.

The exhibition will kick off during Gallery Weekend Berlin with an Opening on Friday, April 26th, 2019 from 18:30 in presence of the artist.

The exhibition is the outcome of a 3-month Art Residency at Urban Spree.

What Are We Looking For?” is a vertiginous exploration of our tech-dominated and image-centric world. Our global course to an endless progress, always more distant from the natural order, over-leveraging our resources, using ever-expanding technology to achieve a deeper exploration and understanding. But what are we really looking for? And do we understand better?

In this conceptual journey which is an acute exploration of modernity, Lars Wunderlich crafts and paints visual collages, replicates portraits generated by algorithms, and juxtaposes different time elements which generate collisions, distortions and glitches, to better highlight the unreal nature of those representations and the danger thereof.

His paintings bear some similarities with the “New Leipzig School”, albeit with technology at the core, and aesthetics boosted by Artificial Intelligence and modern faux-semblants. They are representations of non-existing representations, real but fake, distorted, whether by time, space, speed, or truth. A perpetual collision of images.

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Lars Wunderlich (b. 1981 in Neubrandenburg, GDR) is a German post-graffiti artist, member of the 9-member street art crew “The Weird” (Nychos, Low Bros, DXTR, Vidam…) under the moniker “Look the Weird”.

Besides spraypainting/wallpainting and graphic design, Lars is an accomplished painter. “What are we looking for?” is his first solo exhibition with Urban Spree Galerie.

 

Lars Wunderlich

“What Are We Looking For?”

Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Thursday, April 26th, from 18:30

Exhibition: 27.04.2019-19.05.2019

Opening Hours: Tu-Su 12:00-19:00

 

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Infos & Catalogue: pascal@urbanspree.com



Upcoming solo show: Futura “The 5 Elements”

Urban Spree Galerie and Art-Together are proud to announce “Futura: The 5 Elements”, a solo exhibition of new works by Lenny McGurr, a.k.a. Futura 2000.

The Opening Reception will be held in Berlin on Friday January 11th, 2019, in presence of the artist, at Urban Spree Galerie.

The exhibition is one of the largest solo exhibitions of Futura to date with more than 60 original paintings on display.

 

“The 5 Elements” is not a retrospective show. On the contrary, Futura worked specifically on a large museum-style conceptual exhibition, tackling the ambitious theme of the Creation of the Universe, confronting himself to the cosmos, the planets, the infinitely small, the Big Bang and the fundamental elements, producing a corpus of works that becomes a path to the exploration of the universe as well as providing a backdoor into Futura’s internal galaxy.

The works have been produced in early 2018 in Lille, France, during a  residency organized by Art-Together, a newly launched ambitious platform for the development of urban contemporary arts.

A set of 4 silk screen prints are being released on the Opening Night. The set is based on the painting series “Pure”. Each 8-color screen print is hand-pulled by Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker/Urban Spree Studio), signed and numbered by Futura. The 50 x 50 cm prints are only sold as a limited edition of 100 sets.

A 128-page companion book titled “Futura, les 5 éléments”, will also be released in Berlin on the Opening Night and will be signed by the artist. More than an exhibition catalogue, the book intends to share the creative path of the residency and provides scientific guidance to the series of paintings.

 

About the artist:

Futura is an American visual artist, born Lenny McGurr in NYC in 1955. He is recognized as one of the first modern-era graffiti writers, and the pioneer of the abstract graffiti genre. Passionate about science fiction, he chose his moniker “Futura 2000” when he started graffiti at 15 in reference to Stanley Kubrick’s movie “2001 – A Space Odyssey”.

He started painting the NYC subways in the 1970s and was the first writer to paint a whole car in the abstract graffiti style which became his signature. He was part of the famed exhibition “New York/New Wave” in 1981 at the P.S.1 (Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc.) together with Basquiat (a.k.a. SAMO), Haring, Blade, Crash, Quik, Dondi and Kenny Scharf. Futura has often collaborated with music labels and bands  (The Clash, Unkle) and is quite active in streetwear (collaborations with Nike, Supreme, Converse, Bape, Stussy…), toys (Medicom), and also though his own brand, Futura Laboratories. He had numerous solo and group exhibitions and is widely collected.

 

 

Futura: The 5 Elements

11.01.2019 – 03.03.2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th, 2019 from 18:00 in presence of the artist

Opening Hours: Tu-Sa 12:00-19:00 // Su: 12:00-18:00

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

D-10245 Berlin

Info & Catalogue: pascal@urbanspree.com