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RAWS and Urban Spree Prints release “Through the Slits”

Urban Spree Prints and RAWS release a 5-colour screen print on the occasion of the first solo show of the German artist.

Through the Slits” comes in a regular black edition of 80 prints printed in Berlin by Oliver Nerlich Siebdruck, signed and numbered by the artist. The size is 60 x 60 cm.

In addition to the regular edition, we are releasing a special hand-sprayed version. This 4-colour Special Edition has a red background and the middle slit gradient is individually sprayed by RAWS, making each print a unique variant. This run comes as an edition of 20 prints only.

You can purchase the screen print at Urban Spree Berlin during the exhibition (official launch at 19:00 on May 23rd, 2019) or order it on the Urban Spree website here for the regular edition and there for the Special Edition.

 



RAWS: #Neograffism

Urban Spree Galerie presents “#Neograffism“, the first solo show of the Berlin-based post-graffiti artist Kai “RAWS” Imhof with Urban Spree.

In “#Neograffism”, a term coined by the artist as being representative of his studio philosophy, RAWS strips down his years of graffiti practice and complexity build-up to lay bare the basic essence of graffiti through color and shape in a visually stunning arrangement of colors, contrasts, and gradients.

RAWS explores the tipping point where the core aesthetics of graffiti, after being deconstructed and re-arranged, becomes acceptable as a form of art while retaining its purity. The artist uses a mixed technique in his studio works, using both the spray can and the acrylic brush, as a hybridation of both worlds, the studio and the outdoor.

When it comes to design, I try to combine my preferences for letters, graphics and minimalism in my work. Many of the works were done using acrylic paints and spray cans. The use of these media also emphasizes the duality of graphics and graffiti. In my canvases I have mostly worked with gradients. These are created exclusively with aerosol and can be a symbol of the movement and transience of graffiti.

In his “Black Series”, writing his name becomes a subdued background while the colorful gradients are windows to his artistic world.

 

 

Biography:

Kai “RAWS” Imhof (b. 1990 in in Königs Wusterhausen) is a Berlin-based German graffiti artist and graphic designer.

 

RAWS started painting graffiti in his neighborhood in his early teens, extensively bombing the city from 2004 to 2008, where issues with law enforcement led to the start of his studio career. Trained as a graphic designer at the Best-Sabel Designschule in Berlin, RAWS is also an accomplished designer, having designed products for Reebok, Marvel, Nike, the fashion designer MarcCain, MontanaCans, Über-Skateboards etc.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Graffiti backgrounds for the PS4 game

In parallel, RAWS paints murals all over the world and participates to group shows since 2017 ( The Haus in Berlin, Monumenta in Leipzig, or Wandelism in Berlin). #Neograffism is his first solo show.

https://www.instagram.com/rawsofficial/

Private Commission for Tim Raue, 2-Star Michelin Berlin Chef

 

RAWS

“#neograffism”

Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Thursday, May 23rd, from 19:00

Exhibition: 24.05.2019-09.06.2019

Opening Hours: Tu-Su 12:00-19:00

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Infos & Catalogue: pascal@urbanspree.com

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Tech Noir presents: Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler Music LIVE at TECH NOIR!

Synthwave and Darksynth are the foundations of Nightcrawlerʼs sound universe, heavily influenced by horror soundtracks and sci-fi movies, elements blended with electronic beats and a dark atmosphere.

We are hella excited to welcome Spain’s dark lord of Synth in Berlin! This will be a killing night in the most literal sense!

Support: TBC

AFTERSHOW PARTY with HELLSTRYKER & M. Maserati



Onio + Sosek: Rawcuts/Internal

Urban Spree Galerie presents a double solo show by São Paulo-based artists Onio and Sosek.

Born out of graffiti and pixação, Onio and Sosek are invited by Urban Spree to exhibit their latest series of drawings, paintings and collages and work on site-specific projects during their Berlin residency.

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Onio: “Rawcuts” 29.07 – 14.08 (Ecke)

Returning at Urban Spree, the Brazilian artist Adriano Cinelli aka Onio brings his newest series of works entitled Rawcuts.

Onio has always been recognized for his vibrant aesthetics that oscillate between comics, illustration and painting, using strong colours in graphic meshes that tend to abstraction.

For his Urban Spree residency and exhibition, Onio takes a more experimental aproach and presents a series of colorful collages, mixing materials and techniques to attain a new aesthetics.

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The direct influence of chaos, visual pollution, and the characteristic urban aspect of São Paulo are a natural resource and inspiration to his work.

In addition to the presentation of original collages on small and medium-sized formats, Onio is also releasing a black-and-white zine entitled “Rawcuts” in a limited edition.

Sosek: “Internal” 29.07 – 07.08

For Sosek, the life in the paulistana street is inseparable from his art, notably the forgotten people, the left overs from the brazilian society, the silent homeless cohort that populates the city.

Roaming at night, he walks through São Paulo with friends to paint and photograph scenes of life on the streets, photographing the crude reality, Sosek then transcends the images in portraits and scenes, using only black ink. Unlike Onio, the world of Sosek is a world in black-and-white, drifting and dripping, rooted in calligraphy, graffiti & drawing, making the invisible, visible.

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“Internal” reveals the acute tension in the artist’s mind, the conflict with his inner self as represented by the city’s chaos. Sosek will also release his new zine, based on photographs and drawings of homeless people and decayed streets.

“I bring a sense of unease about our society and the destitute side of our existence”

Rawcuts + Internal

2 Solo Shows by Onio + Sosek

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening on Friday, July 29th at 19:00

DJ Set: HP Sauce (brazilian vinyl set)

Exhibition schedule:

Rawcuts: 29.07 – 14.08 (Galerie Ecke)

Internal: 29.07 – 07.08

For Press enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

For Galerie enquiries; galerie@urbanspree.com



Onio + Sosek: Rawcuts/Internal

Urban Spree Galerie presents a double solo show by São Paulo-based artists Onio and Sosek.

Born out of graffiti and pixação, Onio and Sosek are invited by Urban Spree to exhibit their latest series of drawings, paintings and collages and work on site-specific projects during their Berlin residency.

onio_sosek_2

Onio: “Rawcuts” 29.07 – 14.08 (Ecke)

Returning at Urban Spree, the Brazilian artist Adriano Cinelli aka Onio brings his newest series of works entitled Rawcuts.

Onio has always been recognized for his vibrant aesthetics that oscillate between comics, illustration and painting, using strong colours in graphic meshes that tend to abstraction.

For his Urban Spree residency and exhibition, Onio takes a more experimental aproach and presents a series of colorful collages, mixing materials and techniques to attain a new aesthetics.

P1000436

The direct influence of chaos, visual pollution, and the characteristic urban aspect of São Paulo are a natural resource and inspiration to his work.

In addition to the presentation of original collages on small and medium-sized formats, Onio is also releasing a black-and-white zine entitled “Rawcuts” in a limited edition.

Sosek: “Internal” 29.07 – 07.08

For Sosek, the life in the paulistana street is inseparable from his art, notably the forgotten people, the left overs from the brazilian society, the silent homeless cohort that populates the city.

Roaming at night, he walks through São Paulo with friends to paint and photograph scenes of life on the streets, photographing the crude reality, Sosek then transcends the images in portraits and scenes, using only black ink. Unlike Onio, the world of Sosek is a world in black-and-white, drifting and dripping, rooted in calligraphy, graffiti & drawing, making the invisible, visible.

P1000483 - copie

“Internal” reveals the acute tension in the artist’s mind, the conflict with his inner self as represented by the city’s chaos. Sosek will also release his new zine, based on photographs and drawings of homeless people and decayed streets.

“I bring a sense of unease about our society and the destitute side of our existence”

Rawcuts + Internal

2 Solo Shows by Onio + Sosek

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening on Friday, July 29th at 19:00

DJ Set: HP Sauce (brazilian vinyl set)

Exhibition schedule:

Rawcuts: 29.07 – 14.08 (Galerie Ecke)

Internal: 29.07 – 07.08

For Press enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

For Galerie enquiries; galerie@urbanspree.com