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PICTOPLASMA Birthday Party: 10-Year Anniversary

a0026755312_2The Festival culminates in the spectacular Pictoplasma Birthday Bash at Urban Spree. Get into the groove of characters in motion with a live concert by LA-based experimental band Big Butter, fronted by Pictoplasma guest Tim Biskup and his brother Mike, plus the german premiere of the Radio Minus Senior Sound System, the brand new DJ/VJ project brought to you by the inimitable French duo Gangpol & Mit.

“Taking advantage of several travel opportunities through the years, from the bowels of deep France to the shores of South-east Asia. sonic and visual duet Gangpol & Mit have turned their outtsider-records-collecting activity into a brand new webradio project for children – Radio Minus – freshly launched in company of various other fellow Djs and diggers. Apart from their regular live activities, they also like to occasionally teleport this radio’s record collection to spin it during several vinylish DJ playtimes, sustained by a brand new whole video setup: this is the Radio Minus Sound System, but one can expect the “Senior” version to operate a serious upgrade, with heavy acoustic pressures, deviant clubbing, lascivious exoticism and explicit lyrics.”

DJs: Neele & Liebkos (Bingo, G-Edit, HW Rhapsody)

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10th PICTOPLASMA FESTIVAL: ACADEMY ALL-STARS GROUP SHOW

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April 30 – May 4 2014, the Pictoplasma Conference on Contemporary Character Design and Art celebrates its 10 year anniversary, with a specially immersive program of more than 20 awe-inducing artist presentations and back-to-back conference lectures, 100+ freshly hatched animations illuminating the big screen, numerous hands-on workshops, endless fun, immeasurable inspiration and loads of confetti.

Meet the avantgard of today’s image creation, mingle with like-minded spirits and dive head-on into an insightful and inspiring week full of exhibitions, creativity, knowledge, networking, and – of course – a big birthday party at Urban Spree!

More specifically and for the first time in Friedrichshain, Urban Spree will be part of the Character Walk and host the premiere of the Pictoplasma Academy group show, introducing fresh, upcoming and surprising work by the forty international talents that have participated in Pictoplasma’s first annual master-class.

In 2013 Pictoplasma brought the experience, knowledge and expertise of its conferences and festivals to a new level of inspiration and intensity: The first Pictoplasma Academy allowed 40 selected students from 20 countries to refine their personal projects and ideas in a 8-day master class under the close guidance of tutors and teachers such as Rilla Alexander, Nathan Jurevicius, Gary Baseman, Philip Hunt, Benjamin van Oost and Mark Gmehling.

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Pictoplasma Berlin!

 

From April 10-14, 2013, the world’s Über-Festival of contemporary visual culture returns to Berlin, with a dense marathon of inspiring conference lectures and freshly curated animation screenings at the Babylon, Character Lab workshops and jam-sessions at the Platoon Kunsthalle, numerous Character Walk exhibitions and installations throughout the city, and a thrilling line-up of accompanying clubnights, parties and performances…

 

At the heart of the Festival, the Pictoplasma Conference from April 11-13 invites upcoming artists, outstanding illustrators, avant-garde filmmakers and global character connoisseurs to gather in the heart of the city for 3 dense days of inspiring presentations, state of the art animation screenings and numerous art sessions.

The Character Walk, a vast program of partnering exhibitions, group-shows, installations, performances, live-concerts and parties, leads through 25 + project spaces, galleries and art venues within the Mitte district and the creative scene of Kreuzberg / Neukölln.

Last but not the least, Urban Spree is hosting the closing party with a musical and visual spree!

Pictoplasma Closing Party:

www.urbanspree.com/blog/event/pictoplasma-festival-post-picto-party/

RA: www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?465979

FB: www.facebook.com/events/352868618165317

Get all details for the Festival on the Pictoplasma website and start to walk with the characters!

 



Pictoplasma x Andrea Wan

Urban Spree resident artist Andrea Wan is presenting a new body of eerie drawings as part of the Pictoplasma Character Walk 2013 in Berlin.  Andrea Wan will be exhibiting her new works at Sur la Montagne Gallery  (Torstrasse 170) in a show titled ‘Fakelore’.

Opening: Wednesday 10 April, 12:00 / Show: 10 April – 14 April

Andrea will also be giving a talk at the Pictoplasma Conference at The Babylon Theatre on April 11th at 15:30, followed by an art session at the Platoon Kunsthalle.

Last but not the least, Andrea will be also curating the visuals section of the Post-Picto-Party on April 13th at Urban Spree, in a playful, old school graphic intervention (Andrea Wan & Friends).

 



Pablo Tomek new solo show “Thank You Boss”

Urban Spree Galerie announces the first german solo show of Paris-based post-graffiti artist Pablo Tomek, opening on Saturday 18.02.2017 at 18:30 after a full 2-week Berlin residency at Urban Spree.

As part of its Art Residency Program, Urban Spree Galerie has invited the Paris-based artist Pablo Tomek in February 2017 to invest its Berlin space for 2 weeks to create large-format artworks in situ, a couple of months after his participation to the Palais de Tokyo’s Lasco Project where he created a 500sqm outdoor mural.

PABLO TOMEK SHOW OPENING "THANK YOU BOSS" OPENS ON 18.02

For Tomek, the construction and building sites scattering the city are endless sources of materials and plastic inspiration, whereby the relationship between building and demolition seems like a paradigm of the modern world, an aesthetics prone to détournements and dérives.

The materials flow in, the materials come into confrontation, the colours are damaged, the accidents shape, and things are born.

 

FEBRUARY IN URBAN SPREE

The exhibition “Thank You Boss” is a homage to the unknown and undetected aesthetics and “paintings” of construction workers, to the graffiti artists who ransack palisades, to the glass cleaners, to the roadside accidents that reshape the space, to the posters paste-ups, and time, that pulls them away.
Tomek’s first published monograph, “Teren Alchemia“, published by Classic Paris in January 2017, will be on display in the Urban Spree shop.

 

About the artist:

 

The art of Pablo Tomek (b. 1988 in Paris) originates in graffiti for which he has developed a rough experimental approach, which is further refined in his studio practice. Tomek studies the relationships between graffiti and abstract expressionist painting, the techniques and aesthetics of manual street workers (whiting with sponges, use of construction materials, remix of the fluorescent marks made by architects, abandoned objects, high-pressure cleaning tools), in a way to transmute objects and mundane practices into a new purpose and meaning, against a backdrop of an ever growing gentrification process.

His art stems from the hectic repetition of the gesture that drive the mechanical, anonymous practices of tagging and cleaning, which are part of the daily life of cities. By confronting the body and painting with space, between constant energy and fatigue, Pablo Tomek creates a painting which toys with its own destruction, resulting in a dance of pictorial ghosts.

Pablo Tomek’s work has been presented at several solo and group shows: at the galerie du jour agnès b. in Paris (“Etat des lieux”, 2013), the Frac Nord – Pas de Calais (“Toy”, 2014), in an illegally occupied industrial wasteland (“Expressiv Tag Painting”, Pantin, 2015), at the HLM in Marseille (“Honte”, 2015), the Bateau Lavoir (“Après Coup”, 2015), the Mini Galerie in Amsterdam (“Worker Games”, 2016), the Lasco Project #7 (Paris, 2016) where he produced a 500 sqm outdoor mural at the Palais de Tokyo, and Urban Spree Galerie in February 2017, following a 2-week in situ residency.

 

Pablo Tomek

“Thank you Boss”

Residence + Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie
Opening: 18.02.2017 / 18:30 – 22:00
Exhibition: 21.02.2017 – 05.03.2017

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 18:30

http://pablotomek.com



Pablo Tomek: Solo Show “Thank You Boss”

As part of its Art Residency Program, Urban Spree Galerie has invited the Paris-based artist Pablo Tomek in February 2017 to invest its Berlin space for 2 weeks to create large-format artworks in situ.

A couple of months after his participation to the Palais de Tokyo’s Lasco Project, Tomek is invited by Urban Spree in Berlin to propose “Thank You Boss”, a solo show around 5 large-format artworks and installations.

PABLO TOMEK SHOW OPENING "THANK YOU BOSS" OPENS ON 18.02

For Tomek, the construction and building sites scattering the city are endless sources of materials and plastic inspiration, whereby the relationship between building and demolition seems like a paradigm of the modern world, an aesthetics prone to détournements and dérives.

The materials flow in, the materials come into confrontation, the colours are damaged, the accidents shape, and things are born.
The exhibition “Thank You Boss” is a homage to the unknown and undetected aesthetics and “paintings” of construction workers, to the graffiti artists who ransack palisades, to the glass cleaners, to the roadside accidents that reshape the space, to the posters paste-ups, and time, that pulls them away.
Tomek’s first published monograph, “Teren Alchemia“, published by Classic Paris in January 2017, will be on display in the Urban Spree shop.

 

About the artist:

The art of Pablo Tomek (b. 1988 in Paris) originates in graffiti for which he has developed a rough experimental approach, which is further refined in his studio practice. Tomek studies the relationships between graffiti and abstract expressionist painting, the techniques and aesthetics of manual street workers (whiting with sponges, use of construction materials, remix of the fluorescent marks made by architects, abandoned objects, high-pressure cleaning tools), in a way to transmute objects and mundane practices into a new purpose and meaning, against a backdrop of an ever growing gentrification process.

His art stems from the hectic repetition of the gesture that drive the mechanical, anonymous practices of tagging and cleaning, which are part of the daily life of cities. By confronting the body and painting with space, between constant energy and fatigue, Pablo Tomek creates a painting which toys with its own destruction, resulting in a dance of pictorial ghosts.

Pablo Tomek’s work has been presented at several solo and group shows: at the galerie du jour agnès b. in Paris (“Etat des lieux”, 2013), the Frac Nord – Pas de Calais (“Toy”, 2014), in an illegally occupied industrial wasteland (“Expressiv Tag Painting”, Pantin, 2015), at the HLM in Marseille (“Honte”, 2015), the Bateau Lavoir (“Après Coup”, 2015), the Mini Galerie in Amsterdam (“Worker Games”, 2016), the Lasco Project #7 (Paris, 2016) where he produced a 500 sqm outdoor mural at the Palais de Tokyo, and Urban Spree Galerie in February 2017, following a 2-week in situ residency.

 

Pablo Tomek

“Thank you Boss”

Residence + Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Opening: 18.02.2017 / 18:30 – 22:00

Exhibition: 21.02.2017 – 12.03.2017

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 18:30