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Urban Spree Art Residency with Twoone

In July 2016, Urban Spree Galerie inaugurates a new format: the Urban Spree Art Residency.

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Over a period of 3 weeks, Urban Spree invites the Berlin-based Japanese artist Twoone / Hiroyasu Tsuri to transplant his atelier directly in the gallery in order to create a series of site-specific artworks.

The public is welcome to witness the process from the very beginning and is being offered the opportunity to engage with the artist while he’s creating and with the work-in-progress art while he’s absent, a process climaxing into the Opening. The official opening of the show will be a the end of the residency, inverting the codes of an art show.

Outdoor paintings created simultaneously will resonate and echo indoor work as the Residency spills over the boundaries of the gallery to merge into the whole space.

Beginning of the Residency: July 6th Tu-Sa 12:00 – 18:00

Opening of the Show: 23.07 – 19:00

Last Day of the Show: 24.07 – 12:00-19:00

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Twoone: Urban Spree Art Residency

In July 2016, Urban Spree Galerie inaugurates a new format: the Urban Spree Art Residency.

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During 3 weeks, Urban Spree invites Twoone (Hiroyasu Tsuri) to transplant his atelier directly in the galerie, in order to create artworks that will be constructed directly in the space, and with the possibility for the public to watch and engage with the artist. With the Residency idea, we wish to be as close as possible to the creation process, open the studio, and develop site-specific installations as all artworks will be necessarily influenced by the space, with a propension to work on larger formats. Outdoor paintings created simultaneously will resonate and echo indoor work as the Residency spills over the boundaries of the gallery to merge into the whole space.

The Berlin-based Japanese artist will create a series of artworks on glass, neon, canvases, and prints. Unplanned collaborations with visiting artists can as well happen, depending on who’s coming to Berlin in the next 3 weeks.

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The Art Residency follows an inverted process: the public is welcome to witness the process from the very beginning. We want to foster a dynamic approach, create bridges between the artist and the audience, offer the opportunity to see an exhibition created in situ, step by step, climaxing into the opening. In this process, the opening of the show will happen on the last day of the show.

 

Beginning of the Residency: July 6th Tu-Sa 12:00 – 18:00

Opening of the Show: July 23rd, 19:00

Last Day of the Show: July 24th, 12:00-19:00

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Ben Thé: Book Release and Residency

Geneva-based artist and graphic designer Ben Thé is currently spending a month-long residency at Urban Spree, sharing the studio of his Geneva longtime friend and Urban Spree Resident Artist Rylsee. Both are preparing a “Späti-themed” exhibition in Geneva which will open later this year.

Ben Thé just published “Sketch Book Edition“, a self-published artist book which gathers a selection of his best sketches stemming from his impressive sketch books, 15 volumes to date, spanning the years 2008-2015 for this first publication.

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Ben Thé is a highly talented illustrator and his sketchbooks, adorned with drawings, flash tattoos, collages, are an endless source of pop wonderment.

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The book comes in a very nice limited edition of 200 signed copies, exclusively available in Germany at Urban Spree Berlin.

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You can purchase a signed copy in the Urban Spree online shop here or directly in our Berlin shop. Quantities are limited.

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Only available in the Berlin shop, Ben Thé brought us some copies of his new funky doggy poster.

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The Galerie is also selling his original piece from the Teufelsberg series, available here.



“Expensive Ass Pastrami” by Jonni Cheatwood

Urban Spree Prints releases Jonni Cheatwood’s exceptional screen print “Expensive Ass Pastrami” on Tuesday, October 22nd at 09:00 PDT (LA) / 06:00 pm CET (Berlin) on the Urban Spree website and in our Berlin shop.

The print is a 30-color+ hand-pulled silk screen print produced in Berlin by master printer Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker / Urban Spree Studios).

This print was built closely with the artist and in total trust, based on a canvas of the same name painted in Berlin and exhibited during Jonni Cheatwood’s solo show “Tyger Tyger” at Urban Spree Galerie in July 2019.

 

We were certainly heading for an ambitious print, working on all the matters, vibrant colors and fabric-like textures that Jonni incorporates into his canvases; however, during the whole screen printing process. it was clear that something more was happening: a dialogue was silently building up between the painting and the screen printer.

Dolly started an immersive relationship and at some point, lost count of all layers and colors after 30, trying to reach perfection, not as in a perfect “reproduction”, but as in a perfect symbiosis between the art of the painter and the art of the screen printer (or, in that perfect example, the art of the “screen painter”.)

Having built a relationship in Berlin during the artist’s summer residency at Urban Spree for a month helped a lot to understand how the painter works and intuitively translates this into a screen printing vocabulary, replacing some of the techniques used by Jonni by innovative ones such as layers of puff ink, a special ink that “puffs” when heated and adds real texture to the print.

“I enjoyed working on this print so much because I paint myself. I like to work on pieces by painters because I can understand, I can almost see how they build it up. I’m improvising on an intuitive feeling of what’s need to be done, what’s need to be brighter, what needs to be stronger, softer, push parts backwards, pull parts forward. You can’t pre-plan it from the beginning.”  // Dolly Demoratti

 

“Expensive Ass Pastrami”

30+ color hand-pulled silk screen print

Limited Edition of 75

70x 90 cm (27 1/2″ x 35 1/2″)

Hand-deckled edges

Printed in Berlin by Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker Printing)

Edited by Urban Spree Prints

2019

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Jonni Cheatwood: Tyger Tyger

Urban Spree Galerie presents “Tyger Tyger“, the first solo show in Germany of the Los Angeles based visual artist Jonni Cheatwood and only his second in Europe.


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The American artist (b. 1986 in Thousand Oaks, California), spent a month at Urban Spree in Berlin as an Artist-in-Residence to create 11 large format artworks that are exhibited in the galerie from July 5th, 2019 to August 4th, 2019.

Jonni Cheatwood incorporates found fabrics into his canvases, which he himself cuts and saws, in order to create variations, a sense of appropriation and move away from the uniform surface of the canvas. Acting as time and identity markers, some fabrics have geometric patterns whereas some others are figurative or overly pop. The Residency enabled Jonni to source local fabrics, found in the Turkish market or in the street. Once the patchwork is assembled, Cheatwood paints blocks and shapes of colors on it, adding multiple layers of paint and agglomerating texture, freely outlining shapes to convey dynamism, movement and balance.

Jonni Cheatwood is an abstract painter whose work is about balance, shape and color and who can be related to the “Figuration narrative” movement. Here, Roy Lichtenstein makes an appearance in most canvases of the series as a reference and a cultural bridge as some fabrics sourced in Berlin include some embroidered stories derived from the American painter.

Jonni’s work is also close to the post-graffiti movement as we can also view his color shapes and black outlines as deconstructed graffiti.

Overall, his work is very dynamic, balanced and superbly colorful, while creating multiple layered & complex identities.

“Tyger Tyger burning bright, 
In the forests of the night: 
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?”

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Latest exhibitions: 

2019

Tyger Tyger | Urban Spree | Berlin, Germany

That’s Dallas Baby | Artual Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

2018

Dressed Up For the Letdown | Over the Influence, Hong Kong

She’s Heavy on the Razzmatazz | MAKASIINI CONTEMPORARY, Turku, Finland

Volta Show, BEERS London, New York NY, USA

Same Hero, New Boots | TW FINE ART, Brisbane, Australia

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Jonni Cheatwood
“Tyger Tyger”

Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Opening: Friday, July 5th, 2019 from 19:00
Exhibition from 05.07 to 04.08
Tu-Su: 12:00 – 19:00

Info and catalogue: galerie@urbanspree.com

https://www.jonnicheatwood.com

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Christopher Stead: Acid Reign

Urban Spree Galerie presents “Acid Reign“, the first solo show in Germany of the British visual artist Christopher Stead.

Acid Reign is the culmination of a long-term residency at Lab Kalkhost in North Germany. Christopher Stead produced on the shores of the Baltic Sea several large format works, using a process mixing graffiti techniques and natural elements.

Cans of paint are burst with nails, sand and mud is flung. An alchemy between the paint and the land turns into a painterly concrete, cementing ideas, solidifying a tangible truth. The paintings are stuffed into rucksacks and returned to the studio where Ikea bags full of previous endeavours lie dormant ready to rework. A fecund process is born.

The fences used in the supports of the pieces are taken from decaying plots on the train lines.

Rusty fences, transgressed and twisted by nature are transported to the studio. The erosion of the metal emasculates the sterile man-made purity of the material. This gives each painting a story and a history. Every fence painting starts at night on the train tracks with a pair of bolt cutters and finds its way into the light of the studio and finally into the gaze of the public domain.

Artist Statement:

“Once upon a time, on a small island called Great Britain, there lived a lady called Margaret Thatcher. Margaret along with her Tory Party ruled the land with an iron fist and squeezed the living life out of its people. Fed up of a decade of draconian rule, the people began to gather and dance their woes away at their own party. They called this the Acid House party.

Race and class barriers were dissolved as the people united and raved as one big family. The Tory party didn’t like this as they weren’t invited, so they invented a law to stop the gathering of 20 or more people, dancing to the sounds of repetitive beats. Techno, Jungle, call it what you want. It had to stop. Whilst this may sound like a children’s horror story, it was in fact or certainly a young adults nightmare. 30 years on, the nightmare continues. Britain is again been torn apart by the right.

The paintings in Acid Reign were made on the beaches of former East Germany. 30 years ago these beaches were patrolled by the military to stop East Germans defecting to the west. Cans of paint were popped and squeezed upon the sand soaked canvas to create the acid rain.

The works seeks new places to hang. Inspired by Foucault’s concept of heterotopia, it finds solace in spaces of otherness. Informed by a youth growing up free, painting graffiti on the trains. Painting in the dark. Surrounded by fences, along the train tracks, in and on derelict buildings. Buildings which housed these parties. Places of abandon and neglect. Again, the work finds itself back in its familiar territory.

Acid Reign is emblematic of the freedom of movement in open spaces without borders. A freedom which is slowly being choked out of the people once again.”  Christopher Stead

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Christopher Stead (b. 1974, UK) lives and works in London.

Tangled, torn, popped, squeezed and then hung in spaces of other, the work exists to evade the paradigms of commercial obedience, white cube boredom, and the polarities regimented by cultural hegemony.

Informed by Thatchers dystopian Britain and her Acid House love child, the work explores free movement in spaces without borders. 

In 2016 Stead graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London Art School, London, where he received the Painter – Stainers Scholarship Prize and Brian Till Art History Thesis Award. 

https://www.christopherstead.co.uk/


 

Christopher Stead

“Acid Reign”

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