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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

 

 

 

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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



Hendrik Czakainski: “Urban Investigations Redux” Solo Show

Urban Spree Galerie proudly presents „Urban Investigations – Redux“, the new body of works by Berlin-based visual artist Hendrik Czakainski. The opening reception takes place on October 22nd, from 18:30, at Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain.

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“Architecture is for me a reflection on our times. We live in a world of discrepancies.“ Hendrik Czakainski

After his widely acclaimed “Urban Investigations“ solo exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie in 2015, Hendrik Czakainski returns to Urban Spree Galerie to further deploy his artistic vision of contemporary urban environments.

Czakainski’s large-scale artworks stem from his vision of globalization, industrialization and demographic chaotic movements. His works define urban agglomerations from the bird’s eye perspective and create a tension between the representation of harsh living conditions and its resulting idiosyncratic aesthetics through his unique abstract vocabulary.

The urban habitats in Czakainski’s works are not faithful replicas of specific places but artistically transformed tableaux.

This change of perspective gives a glimpse of the complex interrelationships in Hendrik Czakainski’s subjective view of the world. Ultimately, these artworks display fictionalities based on facts and an aesthetical construction of authenticity.

Urban Spree Galerie will launch on the Opening Night on Saturday 22.10 an exclusive screen print designed by Hendrik Czakainski for his show. Printed at Urban Spree, the one-color screen print is hand-embellished by the artist and is edited in a limited run of 50 copies. The drawing features an elaborate urban settlement drawn in a peculiar alphabet style, reminiscent of the Sao Paulo pixação. The artist then hand-paints each print individually with watercolor.

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Request Hendrik Czakainski’s List of Available Artworks: galerie@urbanspree.com

Press requests: diana@urbanspree.com

 

“Urban Investigations – Redux“

Opening on 22.10 from 18:30

22.10.2016 – 12.11.2016

Tu-Sa / 12:00 – 18:30

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99 (Warschauer x Revaler)

10245 Berlin

galerie@urbanspree.com



Hendrik Czakainski “Urban Investigations Redux”

Urban Spree Galerie proudly presents „Urban Investigations – Redux“, the new body of works by Berlin-based visual artist Hendrik Czakainski. The opening reception takes place on October 22nd, from 18:30, at Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain.

hendrik-czakainski-black-series-i-iii-detail-435-x-58-cm-1500e-copie

“Architecture is for me a reflection on our times. We live in a world of discrepancies.“ Hendrik Czakainski

After his widely acclaimed “Urban Investigations“ solo exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie in 2015, Hendrik Czakainski returns to Urban Spree Galerie to further deploy his artistic vision of contemporary urban environments.

Czakainski’s large-scale artworks stem from his vision of globalization, industrialization and demographic chaotic movements. His works define urban agglomerations from the bird’s eye perspective and create a tension between the representation of harsh living conditions and its resulting idiosyncratic aesthetics through his unique abstract vocabulary.

The urban habitats in Czakainski’s works are not faithful replicas of specific places but artistically transformed tableaux.

This change of perspective gives a glimpse of the complex interrelationships in Hendrik Czakainski’s subjective view of the world. Ultimately, these artworks display fictionalities based on facts and an aesthetical construction of authenticity.

Urban Spree Galerie will launch on the Opening Night on Saturday 22.10 an exclusive screen print designed by Hendrik Czakainski for his show. Printed at Urban Spree, the one-color screen print is hand-embellished by the artist and is edited in a limited run of 50 copies. The drawing features an elaborate urban settlement drawn in a peculiar alphabet style, reminiscent of the Sao Paulo pixação. The artist then hand-paints each print individually with watercolor.

p1010513-copie

Request Hendrik Czakainski’s List of Available Artworks: galerie@urbanspree.com

Press requests: diana@urbanspree.com

 

“Urban Investigations – Redux“

Opening on 22.10 from 18:30

22.10.2016 – 12.11.2016

Tu-Sa / 12:00 – 18:30

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99 (Warschauer x Revaler)

10245 Berlin

galerie@urbanspree.com

 



Urban Spree Music Festival at La Station in Paris

The first Urban Spree Festival at La Station in Paris is a 4-day musical wandering between Berlin and Paris, oscillating between rock and electro, held in the new cultural space La Station in the north of Paris.

On Sunday, for the closing night of the event, the Festival invites the contemporary artist Nicolas Moulin’s record label Grautag with their new project Azuzaria (Vincent Epplay, Ravi Shardja, Pharoah Chromium, Nicolas Moulin).

URBAN SPREE FESTIVAL AT LA STATION PARIS

 

In addition to the musical line-up, Melchior Tersen‘s photographs will be exhibited during the Festival.

Pass festival 20€ + loc
https://www.yesgolive.com/station/urban-spree-festival-la-station

≡ Jeu. 15 sept. — Urban Spree Fest 1/4
18h30—1h30 | 10 € – préventes 8 € + loc
FÖLLAKZOID (Live) • BELLY BUTTON (Live) • ETIENNE JAUMET (Dj)
Event Jour 1 : http://bit.ly/2cFJR2F

≡ Ven. 16 sept. — Urban Spree Fest 2/4
18h30—1h30 | 6 € – gratuit avant 20h
PEINE PERDUE (Live) • DAT POLITICS (Live) • CHRIS IMLER (Live) • DECEMBER (Dj)
Event Jour 2 : http://bit.ly/2bToyJX

≡ Sam. 17 sept. — Urban Spree Fest 3/4
18h30—1h30 | 6 € – gratuit avant 20h
SCOTCH EGG (Live) • RANCUNE (Live) • INFECTICIDE (Live) • DEBMASTER (Live)
Event Jour 3 : http://bit.ly/2cjFQz3

≡ Dim. 18 sept. — Urban Spree Fest 4/4
17h30—00h | 6 € – gratuit avant 19h
Grautag Records: Azurazia
Event Jour 4 : http://bit.ly/2ccGvCa

infos : www.lastation.paris
photo cover : Vladimir Besson

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Urban Spree Summer Group Show

Urban Spree Galerie invites you to the Opening of our Summer Group Show, opening on September 8th, 2016.

Right after the Brussels exhibition curated by Urban Spree at LaVallée, we are back in Berlin with a group show with 12 artists from the Urban Spree family:

Andrea Wan
Charlie Anderson
Hendrik Czakainski
Jan “Onepoint” Kaláb
Jim Avignon
Johannes Mundinger
Kid Cash
KLONE
Mafia Tabak
Michal Škapa

Mik Shida

Rylsee
Various & Gould

08.09 – 15.10.2016
Tu-Sa 12:00 – 19:00

Urban Spree Galerie is located within a 1700 sqm artistic space dedicated to urban cultures. Set in a vast postindustrial compound in the heart of Berlin, the gallery promotes a grassroots artistic approach, working closely with street & graffiti artists, urban photographers and contemporary artists. The gallery curates independent art shows on a monthly basis. Artist residencies are at the core of our artistic ecosystem. With a mix of permanent and temporary studios, the residencies irrigate by their creativity and artistic contributions what Urban Spree is about.

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
+49 30 / 74078597
www.urbanspree.com

Gallery requests
galerie@urbanspree.com

Press requests
diana@urbanspree.com

 

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