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Low Bros – ‘Wired’

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The Low Bros are an artist duo, made up of brothers Christoph and Florin Schmidt – formerly active graffiti writers Qbrk and Nerd. Incorporating influences taken from graffiti, hip hop, skateboarding, the Low Bros invite you to explore the ‘Low Bro universe’, an assemblage of signs and symbols embodying the conflicts of the modern age.

Their work comprises several reoccurring characters all constructed from bold geometric shapes and vivid patterns. As the viewer begins to deconstruct these forms, the complexity of their aesthetic is revealed with each symbol introducing another layer to explore. The contrast in the forms is as evident as the conflict with our human sensibilities…hardwired to progress but an innate urge to return to the past.Recognised for their vivid compositions and Retro Futuristic animal portraits, Berlin based duo Low Bros Present ’Wired’; the next chapter exploring social and individual Identity in a digital age.

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‘Wired’ marks a subtle shift in direction for the Low Bros, an adjustment in the creative scope of their work. From the nostalgic identity of a subcultural past, ‘Wired’ focuses the cultural identity of an evermore metaphysical present.

Through muted palettes and minimal compositions, ‘Wired’ centres the graphic form of the Wolf. The Wolf floats in no discernible space, often duplicated or fractured among recognisable objects from contemporary culture and nature. His surface appears to be made from hard, durable materials like concrete or marble. Like a fortress, his walls protect something vulnerable, as we explore his form, soft spots are revealed to us in pink fleshy tones. He further draws on these physical boundaries with the use of slick shades; emotional and intellectual barriers from the oncoming stares. In the surrounding negative space, we see thin copper wires shooting through the void. Despite their more engineered nature, symmetry and balance is apparent in their movement as they penetrate the space and figures alike; a unique network developing in each composition. The wolf is literally connected but what does this mean? Are the wires forming around him as a vine does a tree, or is he building and maintaining this connection himself?

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Stripped back, the Wolf has grown more powerful and his posturing counterparts from the past are nowhere in sight. His abstract, seemingly random world does not attempt to imitate life but has become symbolic of it, as have the objects which populate the space. The viewer in turn moves beyond the idea of connecting with the Wolf to learn his secrets or explore the narrative he exists in. Instead we are encouraged to reflect ourselves inside of this unrecognisable, yet familiar reality; question how we cultivate and project persona rather than identity and to whom. Like the Wolf, we are Wired..but does this make us more connected?

Opens 6 April 2017 at Stolenspace Gallery.

Thinkspace x Stolenspace LAX/LHR Groupshow

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From LA to London, StolenSpace Gallery & ThinkSpace LA are joining forces to co- curate a group show in London at StolenSpace Gallery, opening Thursday 3rd September.

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With a roster of over 100 incredible artists between us, this is due to be a show to remember!

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Tag The Jewels

Tag the Jewels is a worldwide street art initiative for which over 30 artists across 6 continents were invited to remix the ‘Run The Jewels’ iconic album cover art – two opposing hands, one forming a gun, the other holding a chain.

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The artists were given a very simple brief and the freedom to express their own unique interpretations of Nicholas Gazin’s original artwork.

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Urban Nation Project M/4 – Photo Round-Up

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.

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Menace Beach

This no budget film project is a cooperation between the artists Low Bros and the filmmakers Editude pictures, 3D implementation by Tobias Wüstefeld and sound support from School Of Light.

“Menace Beach” is a unique tribute to the birth of skateboarding. Instead of re-hashing the past, the Low Bros are trying to re-capture the attitude and feeling of those early skate-innovators together through a multi-media film that references the different eras and influences of skate history.
“Menace Beach” had its premier at this year’s Pictoplasma, in the conference as well as of the same named solo show, which was part of the “Pictoplasma Character Walk”.

Menace Beach from editude pictures on Vimeo.

Emperor Yes & Friends

This Thursday, band Emperor Yes will be hosting the opening night of a three week long event up at Top Office Machines on Bethnal Green Road. There will be work on display from 18 artists including LowBros, Malarky, Billy, Mr Penfold, Milo Tchais and Paul Shinn. Each of the artists have created a piece based on the two songs coming out with the Emperor Yes single. Over three weeks you will also be able to catch some stand up comedy, a photography developing workshop, a magician, a 3D photo booth, a DJ set by GBENGA from Metronomy, and a ‘Sceptics in the Pub’ event called “Sharks don’t get cancer?” with guest speaker Ben Howard.

The opening night on 5th July will be supported by Hackney Brewery and Mr Penfold has designed a limited run of personalised EMPEROR YES AND FRIENDS labels which you can pick up.

Well worth heading down!

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