We found – 29 articles for Architecture

Christian August a.k.a. KID CASH: Solo Show « Very Necessary »

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to introduce the new body of works by the Berlin-based visual artist Christian August alias KID CASH, one of the most active post-graffiti artists of his generation.

The exhibition, entitled VERY NECESSARY, crystallizes his artistic direction of the last three years and  displays a brand new corpus of works which will be on display at Urban Spree Galerie for the first time.

9.KIDCASH_1HourFame_Halle-Saale_16

The title of the exhibition refers to his primary work in the public space and hints to the necessity for him of showing his artworks in the context of a gallery space.

In the middle of the 1990s, KID CASH started graffiti and to paint on public walls and to analyze surfaces, urban landscapes and architecture. The enthusiasm thereof still inspires his work. The departure point for his imagery are often spontaneous sketches and photographs that result from everyday situations and emotions. The sources of these are very diverse and range from landscapes and still life to letters and quotes from artworks of Picasso, Henri Matisse or Hans Arp. In his artworks, KID CASH transfers something felt into a poetic visibility.

MARCH IN URBAN SPREE

From line to area, from shape to shape, from shape to line – the action of the body and the dynamics of his body movements play a major role in the compositions of KID CASH’s large-scale artworks which require total commitment and physical strength. The graffiti letters of the 1970s in New York and the German post-reunification subcultures in the 1990s still make an observable impact on his artistic vocabulary. Also, his name derives from common names as KID and CASH within the subculture.

!KIDCASH_workinprogress_17_0025

The choice of materials stems from those which enable KID CASH to work quickly and spontaneously and facilitate his intuitive and energetic modus operandi as acrylic and spray paint, construction materials, wood and canvases. The depicted visual language is dominated by seriality, an important element in KID CASH’s narrative.

About the artist:

Christian August alias KID CASH, born in 1977 in Halle (Saale), Germany, graduated at Burg Giebichenstein University of Fine Arts in Halle as a student in the class of Gerhard Schwarz. Since 1994, KID CASH has been painting on walls and canvases. He is also a founding member of the KLUB7 artist collective which is active since 1998. In 2017, the Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt grants him a scholarship. He lives and works in Berlin.

 

VERY NECESSARY

Exhibition: 1st of April – 22nd of April 2017

Opening reception: 31st of March 2017, 18:30 – 22:00

Urban Spree Galerie

TUE – SUN 12:00 – 19:00

Press enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

Gallery enquiries: pascal@urbanspree.com

http://klub7.de/kidcash/

FB Event

—————————————————————-

 



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.

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



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

 



FAUX IMAGES XXI

FAUX IMAGES is a quarterly meeting, which provides a platform for showing and exchanging work and networking for the Berlin animation and motion design scene.

Faux Images XXI with:

Nikolai von Sallwitz (Von Sallwitz Sound Architecture — HH)
Alexander Scholz (CreativeApplications.Net — B)
Sebastian Baptista (http://www.sebastianbap.com/ — BCN)

Besides the opportunity for artists to present themselves and their work, central to FAUX IMAGES is the idea of community and mutual inspiration.

At each meeting, local and international filmmakers, designers and artists from related disciplines are invited to present their work through lectures and screening.

FAUX IMAGES is organized by Mate Steinforth.

Admission is free.

FB Event



Vandals, An Evening with Marc Vallée

Urban Spree Galerie invites you to an exhibition and talk with London-based documentary photographer Marc Vallée on the occasion of the release of his new zine Vandals and the City.

Vandals and the City Marc Vallee-2

With a forward by urban geographer Dr. Oliver Zanetti, Vandals and the City is Marc’s eighth self-published zine and documents a London graffiti crew.

Marc is best known for exploring the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture.  His work is visually polemic and rejects the notion of impartiality.  Graffiti, defensible architecture, skateboarding and political dissent are just some of the subjects he has documented over a career of more then twenty years.

05022016_marcvallee_Graffiti-Writers-05.02.16_0194

Marc’s pictures, zines and books have been published and exhibited worldwide.  Both Tate Britain in London and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City hold his work in its library collections.

Signed copies of Vandals and the City will be available on the night and in the Urban Spree Bookshop.

 

Vandals, An Evening with Marc Vallée: Friday, July 22nd at Urban Spree Galerie.

The talk will be chaired by Berlin based academic Sandra Bartoli and founding member of Büro für Konstruktivismus.

Doors & Exhibition: 19:00

Q & A with Marc Vallée: 20:00

http://www.marcvallee.co.uk/

http://www.urbanspree.com

Sandra Bartoli is professor at the Master Program of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg. She studied Architecture at the University of Venice (IUAV) and received a master in Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She was research associate at the Department of Urban Design at the TU Berlin (2009-2015). Her book about the Tiergarten in Berlin, in which aspects of ecology, urbanism, heritage and humanism are transgressed to converge in an urban model for the future, is forthcoming by the end of 2016.

http://wp.buerofuerkonstruktivismus.de

Oliver Zanetti is an human geographer whose research examines the interface of materiality and urban space. Oliver is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Geography at the Open University.

http://www.oliverzanetti.co.uk



« Vandals »: An Evening with Marc Vallée

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to invite you to an exhibition and talk with London-based documentary photographer Marc Vallée on Friday 22 July 2016 at 20:00.

On the occasion of the release of his new photographic project and photozine « Vandals », Marc will show images that documents a small London graffiti crew in a city powered by neoliberal ideology and surveillance. The photographer is best known for exploring the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture. The talk will be chaired by Berlin-based architect and professor Sandra Bartoli (http://buerofuerkonstruktivismus.de).

Photo by Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

The work is visually polemic and rejects the notion of impartiality. Graffiti, defensible architecture, skateboarding and political dissent are just some of the subjects Marc has documented over a career of more then twenty years.

Marc’s pictures, zines and books have been published and exhibited worldwide. Both Tate Britain in London and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City hold his work in its library collections.

Marc’s other published zines (Tiergarten Transgression, Anti-Skateboarding Devices, Number Six, Writers…) will be available in the Urban Spree Bookshop.

http://www.marcvallee.co.uk

 

Vandals, An Evening with Marc Vallée: Friday, July 22nd at Urban Spree Galerie

Doors & Exhibition: 19:00

Q & A with Marc Vallée: 20:00

FB Event

The book is available in Berlin at Urban Spree and online.