French photographer and street artist JR pasted 15 huge portraits of Berliner people on various façades during the month of April 2013 as part of the project ‘The Wrinkles of The City‘. Berlin is thus the 5th city pasted by JR for this project.
S-Bahn Warschauer Str., facing the tracks. Behind it stands the RAW Areal where Urban Spree is located.
There may be a book release about his Berlin artworks later. In the meantime, you can start by The Wrinkles of The City: Shanghai, a documentation about his paste and murals work in the Chinese metropolis in 2010.
On December 1st, Urban Spree Gallery is proud to host Berlin’s first solo show of contemporary artists Blue and Joy.
Blue and Joy is an Italian-born, Berlin-based contemporary art duo made of Fabio La Fauci (Milan 1977) and Daniele Sigalot (Rome 1976).
The artistic project was born in 2005 and since then, the duo has been challenging the codes of contemporary art through their doppelgänger characters Blue and Joy. Using various techniques such as mosaic, aluminum, video, drawing and painting, their abstract or figurative installations are always stunning and challenging (aluminum paper planes, Freedom Tower Museum, Miami, 2011).
Titled “The Superficial Essence of a Deep Appearance“, Blue and Joy’s new solo show at Urban Spree will consist of 3 huge canvases made of modular mosaics, the latest evolution of a technique that the La Fauci and Sigalot have began to explore since their debut exhibition 8 years ago.
“The Superficial Essence of a Deep Appearance” is a massive body of works made of method, irony, precision, lightness, seriousness and many doubts.
As part of the exhibition, Blue and Joy will paint a huge mural on Urban Spree’s Artist Wall off Warschauer Str. As well, the Italian duo will be a releasing a special series of hand-pulled screenprints made in collaboration with Urban Spree’s resident Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker), including a very special release. As part of our new shop opening, Blue and Joy will also run a pop up corner with self-made objects and goodies.
Urban Spree Gallery
Revaler Str. 99 @RAW
Warschauer Str. x Revaler Str.
Warschauer Str. U-S-Bahn
Vernissage (with the presence of the artists): Saturday, December 1st, 2012. 18:30
Exhibition: From Monday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 23rd.
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.