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Jim Avignon: Here Comes the Bad News

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



5th Pictoplasma Academy Group Show

For the 5th consecutive year, Urban Spree welcomes the alumni of the Pictoplasma Academy for a 1-week group show from May 2nd to May 6th, 2018, on the occasion of the 14th Pictoplasma Festival.

The vernissage will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, between 16:00 and 19:00.

 

The Academy All Stars Group Show is the highlight show of the 14. Pictoplasma Festival, with works and installations by the alumni of the Pictoplasma Academy 2017.

Challenged by renowned illustrators, artists, animation filmmakers, and sculptors, participants explored and developed their personal, character-driven projects. The Academy All Stars group show presents their diverse talents and features sculptures, paintings, drawings, interactive installations, and a multitude of new character worlds.

 

PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY ALL STARS

May 02-06, 2018

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Wednesday-Sunday: 12:00-20:00

Saturday: 12:00-22:00. Nocturne for the Club Character Party

Vernissage on Wednesday, May 2nd, 16:00-19:00



Berlin Graphic Days #11

The Berlin Graphic Days #11 will take place in march 2018 and we are looking forward to a colorful program!

BERLIN GRAPHIC DAYS FESTIVAL # 11 – from Friday, March 2nd to Sunday, March 4th.
>>>> THE ORIGINAL <<<<

Program:

Friday from 6 pm:

– Night Market
– Live Paintings
– Live Music
– Opening Party til late

Saturday: Art Festival from 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: Art Festival, 12pm to 9pm

The famous Berlin Graphic Days Festival will take place in the Urban Spree gallery.

More than 60 national and international designers, illustrators, silkscreeners, and many more kind of artists emerging from a large range of graphic fields will present and sell their artworks.

Berlin Graphic Days is the crossroad between exhibition, festival, market and sale.

Many different pieces including screen printing posters, colorful and meaningful t-shirts, unique pieces, books, pictures as well as numerous graphic original works will be shown to the public.

To accompagny this great event we have also planned for you : live painting, tasty food trucks, Djs and live bands.

Entrance fee :
Day ticket: 5€

Opening times :
Fri 02.03. : 18:00 – open end
Sat 02.03. : 12:00 – 22:00
Sun 04.03. : 12:00 – 21:00

Dear exhibitors, dear friends, please send all inquiries to charlotte.granma@gmx.de !

We look forward to seeing you!



Jim Avignon: « Business as Unusual » Book Release + Concert

4 months after his solo show « Permanent Jetlag« , Jim Avignon returns to Urban Spree Galerie for the special launch of « Business as Unusual« , the most complete monograph of the German artist to date, spanning 30 years of an unacademic career in 400+ illustrations.

 

Jim will sign his book and perform unplugged as Neoangin together with Jens Friebe on the grand piano.
 
Doors 18:00
Concert 19:00
Free Entry

 

The painter, illustrator and conceptual artist Jim Avignon is one of the most unconventional characters in the current German art world. Vibrant colours and unpretentious materials, a good dose of wit and an enormous output are his trademarks. For the first time an opulent monograph allows a comprehensive insight into the complex oeuvre of the artist, who has always sought confrontation with the establishment and who could never decide whether he wanted to be pop-art, street-art, Picasso on acid or whether he was simply the fastest painter in the world.
Avignon’s narrative about « things not going as planned » is full of concise quips and not without a certain delight. He expounds his peculiar relationship with the art market and describes the exhibitions that finally put him on the map as an exceptional artist. We get to read about odd detours into the world of commerce, a stolen bear, paintings that need ironing, call-for-help socks and how a mural almost landed him in jail. Avignon spills the beans about the high and lows of one of the strangest careers the art world has seen in the last 25 years—expect a lot of detail, an ironic undertone and an abundance of images.
 
« Business as Unusual » is a hardcover, 160 pages, 400 illustrations book published by the local imprint The Green Box with texts written by ATAK, Sandra Prill, and Lars Willumeit.

 



Jim Avignon: Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree is proud to invite you to a special summer program around the Berlin-based artist Jim Avignon. 

In the first part, Urban Spree Galerie will show « Permanent Jetlag« , a new solo show by Jim Avignon, his first exhibition since 2 years in the german capital. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, June 30th and the exhibition will run until July 23rd.

In the second part, « Spectacular » is a special music festival over 4 days designed & curated by Jim Avignon, Urban Spree, and Sylvie Astii with live performances in the Galerie on a custom-built stage designed by Jim and in the Concert Room. The Festival will be on July 5th to July 8th.

The exhibition « Permanent Jetlag » and the music program « Spectacular » illustrate and combine the two facets of Jim Avignon, a recognized visual artist, musician and performer through his moniker Neonangin.

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.

Jim Avignon’s exhibition „Permanent Jetlag“ at Urban Spree Galerie is about the balancing act of virtual life and real life. He depicts how the internet and social media have gradually changed society, and he also addresses man’s tragic, and often comical attempts to keep up with technology. On one hand the world is getting smaller yet in our minds it keeps getting bigger, making it difficult to be everywhere at the same time.

Avignon’s narrative motives are a potpourri of political and societal topics, art, pop culture and characters from fairytales and fables. His paintings serve as a stage for diverse protagonists from figuration, cartoons, anime and a fantasy world. Animals embody the human condition while the unknown lurks behind a façade of cheerfulness.

In Avignon’s fantasy world interchangeable freaks from the catalogue of postmodern society stand around, as their lively inanimate facial expressions reveal a mix of emotions, boredom, indecisiveness and resignation.

Sampling, cover versions and epiphenomena, like gamification, are central concepts in his creative work, they are references to the conflicting poles of visual art, music, mass media and the industry.

Jim Avignon curated a music festival that will happen alongside his exhibition „Permanent Jetlag.” Longtime comrades will perform in the middle of the exhibition space. Jim Avignon created a stage specifically for this occasion. The entire show will be transformed into a walk through installation.

Jim Avignon has been living and working in Berlin for more than 20 years. In the 1990s he adorned clubs with his decorations and became known as the ‘painter of the techno scene’. In 2013 he unleashed controversy when he staged a flashmob to paint over his landmark mural on the East Side Gallery without permission. Velocity and change have always been key issues in his creative work. The title of one of his first exhibitions was “highspeedworld.” In 1993 he already titled a painting “spoilsport in the internet.”

Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening Reception: 30.06.2017 at 19:00

Exhibition: 01.07.2017 – 23.07.2017

Tu-Su / 12:00 – 19:00

Galerie Enquiries: galerie@urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

 



Eris – An All Female Art Presentation

Eris – An All Female Art Presentation

In ancient Greek mythology, Eris was the Goddess of Chaos – The eldest daughter of Nyx (The dark night) – The rebellious daughter, born of the night & causing discord and strife. Berlin is a city where the multitude of creative scenes converge constantly and we shall be embracing this on the night.

Featuring exhibitions of visual art, performance, photography, music and fashion from an all-female, Berlin based selection of artists.

Entry is via a voluntary donation basis and will be split between the artists.

Gallery opening at 8pm –

Live Art Performances:

9:30pm Viva Lamore
10 – Lello Li
10:30 – Julietta la Doll
11:30pm – Belen Resnikowski
12:30 – Elle Peril

DJs:

8 – 10: Jen Black
10 – 12: S A NN I
12 – 2: Laura de Vasconcelos

Featuring:

Alana Richards
http://alanarichards.co.uk/
Alana Richards presents a new series of figurative portraits. Rather than bestowing a statement or concept, she creates emotional value in her paintings. Using slow-drying oil paint in a traditional manner building up layers, she gives the portrayed a contemporary charisma of mixed messages to the viewer.

Jessine
www.jessine.com
Art is the language spoken of the lonely ones.

Mayliss Salles
A.K.A White Rabbit
mygonzotrip.com
The Chaøs Chrønicles
“I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as i can be a woman in it”.
Machism, violence, war. The men’s world I living in. In the chaos of the street they may hear the sound of the heels of a women wandering cities around the world. The glamour nomad of the new 20’s I start to be.

Sarahlikesprettygirls
http://Sarahlikesprettygirls.tumblr.com/
Erotic analogue photography by Sarah Zak.

Dionne Kitching Illustration
www.dionnekitching.co.uk
Illustrator and Print maker, Dionnes work is about patterns and nature, and patterns in nature, and our connection to nature.

Belen Resnikowski
Telaraña Radioactiva
Belen Resniowski is a female artist working in Berlin using a selection of different mediums such as collage, video, animation, instalation and mix media with a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Playing with the destruction, transformation and profanation of symbols, as liberating act of catarsis.

Olivia Berger :.
www.olivia-berger.com
Olivia Berger is a Mauritian-German autodidact artist.
A playful mind between realistic and abstract interpretation of mystical and metaphysical thoughts.

Natassja Velociraptor
www.montassj.com
http://montassj.tumblr.com/
https://www.instagram.com/montassj/
A Design Ninja/Visual Viking, inspired by: Film Noir, Femme Fatales, Nordic Mythology, Doom, Cheese and Irony. Most of my work ‘dark-hours-inspired’ art is created with acrylic paint on canvas, salvaged pre-loved skateboard decks, used snowboards and other recycled objects.

Dánae Cuesta
https://www.instagram.com/danae.cuesta/
Shooting exclusively on film, dánae uses photography as a political weapon and the internet as a platform for deterritorialising the segmentation of the public and private space, portraying her friends, lovers and herself in experimental practices in which new spheres of action and subjectivation are created through an exploration of intimacy and desire as a dynamic power that stimulates processes of transformation and reappropiation of the flows of gender.

Julietta la Doll
Drawn to the glamour of old world wonders a wide-eyed Lolita raised in East Berlin took her wanderlust to the road. Creating burlesque and sideshow spectacle performances that embody a variety of inspirations from many timeless fantasies of dangerously desirable women. Fulfilling a dream to runaway and join the circus. Our sideshow sweetheart has more tricks than just unveiling her beauty to command the imaginations of audiences. Exposing secrets separated between fine lines of pleasure and pain.

Viva Lamore
Viva Lamore is a performance artist and published art model from New York City whose bump and grind comes with a twist. A teenage runaway, she lived in a cage in the basement of a theater and worked at Coney Island Sideshows by the Seashore as Blade Box Girl and Electric Girl.

Lello Li
https://lelloli-rope.tumblr.com/
Ropemodel, Rigger and Performer from Berlin.

Laura de Vasconcelos
Zona_berlin
soundcloud.com/lauradevasconcelos
From Disco, Post-Punk and Rock to a bassline-driven Techno and House reduced to their essence influenced from mainstream pop via club music in the broadest sense.
Born brazilian, 2007 saw Laura relocating to Berlin to further her focus on DJing tailoring her approach to each show with a meticulous ear. From being lost in reverie, total seriousness, pure delight, wit and grit, Laura is surely one of the most independent, versatile and inspiring characters in today’s club scene.

Jen Black
www.modern-movement.com
www.brave-exhibitions.com
www.endorcism.org
www.jenniferblack.net
JEN BLACK (aka Blix) is the founder of Modern Movement, established in Berlin in 2010. She is also co-founder of Brave Exhibitions (London/Berlin) and endorcism (Berlin). She has been internationally hosting and DJing Cold Wave, Minimal, No Wave, Post-Punk, Experimental and Avant-garde events with live acts and performances since 2008. Her publication Modern Movement is an exclusive document of today’s Berlin underground.

S A NN I
SPRINGSTOFF
soundcloud.com/sanniest
Trans*feminist multi-artist Sanni brings in her new DJ set house and techno mixed with influences that go from classic to indie rock. Self-produced tracks and live vocals included.
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