From the 3rd September to 14th September 2014, Urban Spree Gallery presents the first solo show and book release of the iconic Kreuzberger & world-famous graffiti crew ONE UNITED POWER.
URBAN NATION, Mobile Kino and Urban Spree present the documentary ‘Everybody Street’ by Cheryl Dunn. Parallel to the film on street art photography, they are showing a selection of works by Martha Cooper, who also plays a prominent role in the documentary.
About 1300 of her works, curated by URBAN NATION, will be shown in screen installations. Both the artist and the film director will be present. Stay tuned for the After Show Party too!
MONTANA-CANS, NOVACANE Store Berlin and Berlin Boombox teamed up to have an awesome instore Live Painting Session with the German illustrator and artist Max Birkl. A selection of beautiful works from Max Birkl, an illustrator and graphic designer from Augsburg, Germany was also shown. Max was painting a Montana Boombox and also proofed his live painting skills on the stores shop windows…
Low Bros have been getting busy in Germany, recently releasing this new video from the Work’n’Progress – Urban Art wall project at WerkStadt Sending in Munich:
These images are of the work in progress…
Our favourite Aussie export (after VB and Vegemite) has returned to the land down under for a little spraycation in his home town of Melbourne, where he’s been throwing up rap sprays to accompany his latest show, ‘Untold’, at Backwoods Gallery.
James Reka is a young contemporary Australian artist based in Berlin, Germany. His origins lie in the alleyways and train lines of Melbourne’s inner-suburbs where he spent over a decade refining his now-emblematic aesthetic. His character work has come to represent the beginnings of a new style of street art: clean, unique and not necessarily on the street (much to his mother’s joy). With an amazing show opening tomorrow night (6 June) at Backwoods Gallery, Reka took time to talk to Damo.
The DUBL TRUBL Collective are pleased to release the first in a series of films ahead of their group exhibition taking place September 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Featuring LUSH & ROWDY.
Filmed by DSCREET.
For more information on the upcoming exhibition, visit their website:
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The Urban Nation guys have just dropped this killer video round up of the latest installment of Project M, part 4, curated by ThinkSpace’s Andrew Hosner.
Our man Henrik Haven has been documenting all the new window installations at Europe’s awesome upcoming urban art museum, Urban Nation by Curiot, Nosego, Alexis Dias, Andrew Schoultz, Word To Mother, C215, Low Bros, Glenn Barr, Joao Ruas, Fernando Chamarelli.
Australian film maker Michael Danischewski has teamed up with Japanese born, Berlin-based artist, Hiroyasu Tsuri- aka TWO ONE- to deliver “Cast A Shadow”, A filmic portrait.
Cast a Shadow deliberately eschews a process driven thematic, choosing instead to take the viewer on an intimate exploration of the artist’s many characters and the creative beast that lies within. An investigation into Twoone’s psychological portraiture series, the film delves deep into the artist’s subconscious and demonstrates the physical manifestation of these thoughts as they arise during the creative process.
The resulting film is as innovative as it is insightful as we watch the artistic progression unfold from subconscious thought, to cognition and into its final iteration as a physical object.
Filmed, edited and art directed by Michael Danischewski
Additional filming and direction by Andrew Johnson
Butoh performance by Shiro
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Backwoods Gallery is pleased to present UNTOLD, featuring new works by the Australian born, Berlin based artist James Reka. In his first Australian exhibition since relocating to Europe, Reka explores the changing color palette and textures of his new home in Berlin. UNTOLD is an exhibition comprising large paintings on linen, found objects and sculpture, inspired by his observations of Berlin society as it stirred from its winter hibernation.
Last year, following an acclaimed exhibition in San Francisco, which culminated in the iconic Peace Mural and an energetic contribution to Miami Basel, Reka returned to a Berlin in the middle of winter. With the city in hibernation, Reka fell into a routine of people-watching, observing the passage of time and searching and abandoned factories and military bases for found objects. His observations and the objects that he found along with a series of photographs that he shot during Berlin’s transition from winter to spring became the inspiration for UNTOLD.
The collection tells the story of changing seasons against a backdrop of abandoned factories, rooftop painting missions, gritty streets and underground parties. It is a celebration of life in a city stirring from hibernation, of cherry blossoms and of society taking to the streets. UNTOLD is also the return home of one of Australia’s most internationally recognized urban contemporary artist. It is a collection of untold stories and impressions that he wants to share with his home town.