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La Vallée/BAF at Urban Spree

Urban Spree invites our Brussels-based friends from LaVallée and Brussels Art Factory for a week-end long mini festival in Berlin focused around arts, music, workshops, and performances!

Opening on Friday 01.06, we start the evening with the Opening of « Balance », a solo presentation of new works by the famed belgian duo Hell’o in our main galerie space. Running in parallel with their retrospective museum solo show at the BAM in Mons (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons, Belgium), « Balance » brings a new series of paintings on canvas and drawings on paper to the Berlin audience. Hell’o will also sign their new monograph « Untitled Oddyssey », published early May by Maison CFC – éditions & librairie. Urban Spree Prints will also release 2 screenprints specially made by the duo for the occasion.

The Brussels-based collectives Farm Prod and Ice Screen will display recent original works and prints in our Galerie « Ecke » and run various screen printing workshops during the weekend.

Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet from the collective Antivj will present « Mécaniques discursives », an immersive installation mixing etchings, prints and video projections.

On Saturday evening, the visual and street artist Vincent Glowinski a.k.a. BONOM and the drummer Teun Verbruggen will present their performance « Duo à l’encre » in our garden. Bonom will sign his 2 published monographs on Saturday in our bookshop.



Luna Park’s Book Signing at Urban Spree

Brooklyn-based photographer Luna Park will be in the Urban Spree Bookshop on Saturday, August 5th to discuss and sign her latest book « (Un)sanctioned« .

The Book Signing will take place from 18:00 to 20:00.

Subtitled « The Art on New York Streets« , the book is the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art, a time period which saw a seismic shift in the public perception and acceptance of the artform.

Katherine “Luna Park” Lorimer is a graffiti and street art photographer, curator and librarian, passionate about documenting urban artforms and supportive of all creative endeavors to redefine public space. She has presented her observations on street art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library and guest lectured for the History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti course at Long Island University. Her photographs have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

For those who can’t attend the event, you can order a signed copy 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 – 8th 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

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 will be released for the show in a standard black-and-white edition as well as a very limited large silver and gold edition.

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 – 8th 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



Info

Urban Spree est un espace multidisciplinaire indépendant de 1700m2 situé à Berlin-Friedrichshain, dédié aux cultures urbaines à travers un programme d’expositions, de résidences d’artistes, de concerts, d’ateliers créatifs, une librairie d’art et un grand Biergarten.

Au sein d’Urban Spree, Urban Spree Galerie est un espace de 400m2 dédié à la création urbaine contemporaine. Située dans un vaste espace post-industriel de 70.000 m2 au cœur de Berlin, la galerie tire partie de son écosystème urbain pour offrir aux artistes et photographes invités un espace propice aux expérimentations et axe une grande partie de son travail sur des résidences in situ. La galerie organise des expositions sur une base mensuelle, expositions qui incluent également la réalisation de larges fresques murales, notamment sur son mur principal, le « Urban Spree Artist Wall », un mur de 15m de long par 8m de haut face à la Warschauer Strasse, grande artère berlinoise qui affiche une fréquentation de 100.000 visiteurs/jour. Parmi les artistes qui ont peint le mur : Above, Klone, Zevs, Broken Fingaz, Twoone, Low Bros, Nychos, 1UP Crew, The Grifters, Peachbeach, Rylsee, m-city, Johannes Mundinger, Anthony Lister et beaucoup d’autres.

La Librairie est située dans l’espace galerie et propose une sélection de livres de street art, graffiti et photographie urbaine, dont le point commun est de mettre en lumière une vision de la ville et des espaces post-industriels, ainsi qu’un engagement fort dans l’autopublication et les zines d’artistes. A ce titre, « Urban Spree Books » a été lancé en 2016 afin de publier livres d’artistes et catalogues. La librairie comprend également une sélection de sérigraphies et de t-shirts en édition limitée, produites par des artistes locaux et internationaux que nous connaissons personnellement.

Les Résidences d’Artistes sont au cœur de notre écosystème artistique. Mix de résidences permanentes et de court-terme, les résidences irriguent l’espace par leur créativité et nourrissent par leurs contributions l’ADN du lieu. Nos résidents actuels sont: Andrea Wan, Rylsee, Tavar Zawacki/Above, Johannes Mundinger, Tine Fetz ainsi que le studio réputé de sérigraphie de Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker).

En complément des résidences, des ateliers/workshops créatifs sont proposés régulièrement au public, tels que le workshop mensuel dédié à la typographie « Make Your Own Sign » proposé par Rylsee et Otto Baum (Klub7).

La salle de concert d’Urban Spree est dédiée toute l’année à la musique live avec une programmation pointue et versatile, oscillant entre le rock et l’électronique/techno. Par ailleurs, Urban Spree propose chaque week-end en été les « Urban Spree Summer Sessions », des sessions live dans le Biergarten avec le meilleur de la musique acoustique berlinoise.

Depuis de nombreuses années, Urban Spree est aussi l’hôte régulier de festivals et d’événements, tels que le Pictoplasma Festival, Krake Festival, ComicInvasion, Berlin Seafood Festival, Amaze, Midsommar, Druck Berlin Festival, Berlin Graphic Days, des séances de cinéma, des dîners en plein air, et beaucoup d’autres activités.

Au cœur d’Urban Spree, le Biergarten est l’endroit idéal en été pour se relaxer et savourer notre sélection de bières locales et allemandes et déguster les plats cuisinés par nos deux containers culinaires résidents. Le Biergarten rouvre ses portes le 8 avril 2017 avec un grand événement musical et festif « Tschüss Winter, wir machen wieder auf ».

Les horaires pour les concerts dépendent de l’événement. Veuillez vous référer à la page concernée pour les Concerts ou les Evénements.

La Librairie est fermée jusqu’en mars 2019 en raison de l’exposition personnelle de Futura ‘The 5 Elements’ qui se déroule sur l’ensemble de l’espace. La galerie sera donc ouverte à partir du 11 janvier 2019 à 18:00 (vernissage de l’exposition) jusqu’au 24.02.2019 (mardi-dimanche 12:00-19:00). La galerie et la librairie reprendront leurs horaires habituels début mars.

Merci de bien vouloir noter que la galerie ne considère pas de soumissions de travaux/portfolios/projets d’exposition pour le moment et ne peut répondre aux emails reçus. Contact : galerie@urbanspree.com

Pour toutes questions relatives à la location d’Urban Spree pour des festivals, conférences, caterings et séminaires, ou pour toute question d’ordre général, merci de bien vouloir écrire à contact@urbanspree.com

Pour toutes questions liées à la programmation musicale, merci de bien vouloir écrire à booking@urbanspree.com. Nous ne traitons aucune demande de bookings via les résaux sociaux.

Presse et Communication : diana@urbanspree.com

Pour les demandes de stage, merci de bien vouloir écrire en anglais ou allemand à internships@urbanspree.com. La pratique de l’allemand est obligatoire pour postuler à un stage en galerie.

Autres emails utiles :

lost@urbanspree.com

jobs@urbanspree.com

 

Urban Spree – Revaler Strasse 99 – 10245 Berlin – Allemagne

Bureau: +49 30 740 78 597

 



Jim Avignon: Here Comes the Bad News Finissage

Join us in the gallery on Sunday afternoon for the finissage of the exhibition « Here Comes the Bad News« .

Between 16:00 and 19:00, Jim Avignon will spin 7″ records, meet the audience, sign books and goodies (our new limited edition mugs!) and there will be a raffle of a painting!

 

Jim Avignon

Here Comes the Bad News Finissage

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

16:00 – 19:00



Berlin- Praha Barter

After the first exhibition, titled « Praha Berlin Barter » (March/April 2019) which was hosted by Urban Spree in Berlin, the gallery is this time being hosted by Trafo Gallery in Prague in a new group exhibition called « Berlin Praha Barter« .

Berlin Praha Barter

Preview: 16.05.2019
Exhibition: 17.05. – 23.06.2019

Curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree)

In this second round, we have invited 11 visual artists of the Urban Spree family to exhibit artworks at Trafo Gallery:

 The artists are representative of the new Berlin scene that emerged since the Fall of the Wall, starting with the precursor – Jim Avignon – quite known for his painted decors of many of the Berlin squatted clubs of the early 90’s and large historic murals (East Side Gallery) and whose remixed cubist/pop art/Neue Sachlichkeit aesthetics are iconic of the Berlin art scene.
Going along the figurative trail, Marion Jdanoff (half of the duo Palefroi) develops a highly poetic and fairytale-like universe, fueled with middle age tales, strange characters, fabled animals in a rich palette of colors. Fabian Warnsing paints large-sized canvases in a faux-naïf style, creating still life paintings, urban landscapes and everyday scenes.

The graphite drawings of Lars Wunderlich are part of a series from 2017 titled « East German Realities », whereby the artist applies his process of distortion and glitches to scenes witnessed in the Eastern parts of Germany where nationalism is still a vivid reality.

Sebas Velasco explores the remnants of the Eastern bloc in a series of oil paintings and drawings based on scenes from Yugoslavia and elsewhere, Plattenbau, old cars, graffiti, and neon hotel signs. An urban/architecture thematic which has been magnified over 20 years by EVOL with his stencils on outdoor electric boxes and on cardboard.

Going further, Hendrik Czakainski creates 3D large-scale post-architectural panels which are radical anatomical explorations of the urban body. His works are impressive, immersive, chaotic urban scenes captured from above, on a bird’s eye view perspective.

Besides figurative and architecture-inspired works, a strong line at Urban Spree has always been « post-graffiti abstraction », i.e. using the codes, techniques, roots, flow and philosophy of graffiti, where the letter becomes an abstraction, a substance.

While Stohead is closer in some instances to the true form of the letter (calligraphy, handstyle, overwriting), he has always experimented beyond it, trying to deconstruct and dissolve the Letter in a post-graffiti approach. Theresa Volpp‘s practice is more focused on the very subject of abstract art and bears only a faint distance to graffiti, although some form of automatic writing exists in her work, in a pre-graffiti way, as if abstract art is trying to reconnect with a certain flow but before the invention of graffiti..

Christian August creates multiple layers of grey colors by erasing, scratching, repainting, and finally achieving a wall texture (in the scratchy meaning of Dubuffet and Brassaï in the early 20th century), then completing his work by a stunning dash of ultramarine color, the artist’s persistent signature. Johannes Mundinger has also strong roots in wall painting and creates delicate abstract works in subdued tones, large shapes and blocs, stunning and contemplative abstract landscapes.

Oscillating between abstract and figurative art, Berlin Praha Barter shows a diversity of approaches and styles, seemingly loosely connected but united by an undercurrent practice of wall painting and shared values.

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Urban Spree Galerie was created in Berlin-Friedrichshain in 2012 as a 400 sqm « artist-run » space with the objective of discovering and promoting the emerging international wave of post-graffiti painters and artists, with a strong focus on local talents.

The gallery is an essential part of Urban Spree, a 1.700 sqm independent multi-cultural complex comprising a Biergarten, a concert room, a bookshop, 5 artist studios, a screen printing studio, itself set in a 70.000 sqm postindustrial creative compound in the heart of Berlin (R.A.W.).

The gallery benefits from its large urban grassroots ecosystem and offers its invited artists an ideal space for experimentation through ambitious on-site residencies and monthly exhibitions that usually involve painting the outside walls of the compound.

It is armed with these values of generosity and openness, shared with Trafo Gallery, that we together decided to initiate a gallery exchange.

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Thanks to all Trafo Gallery supporters: Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Magistrát hlavního

města Prahy, Art District 7, Radio 1, Protisedi.cz, ArtMap and Wine4You.

Trafo Gallery, Hala 14, Pražská tržnice, Bubenské nábřeží 306/13, Prague 7, tram
no. 1, 12, 14, 25, metro Vltavská (300m),

Open Wed–Sun 3–7pm, Sat 10am–7pm,
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