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January 20, 2018

Biography of Rage

Being one of the most outstanding Graffitti Artists from Germany, there is still surprisingly little information to be found. The Artist himself states “It’s not about who I am, but what I do.” Being active in the scene for decades Rage is widely respected in the scene. THE ART OF RAGE is his first exhibition in an art context – certainly it will not be the last.

June 30, 2018

Biography of Hell’o Collective

Antoine Detaillle (1980) & Jérôme Meynen (1982) are Hell’O. They have created a unique style since their beginnings. After the exclusive use of black and white, color has become progressively essential in their universe. The Hell’O have imagined an enigmatic vocabulary they decline to infinity always surprising. Their paintings are populated with imaginary creatures holding humans or animals that come to life and inspire reflection and wonder. Their world is sometimes allegorical, sometimes esoteric and always treated with finesse, rigor and a distance tinged with humor. We can discover many murals of the duo, orders of public and private institutions, in Belgium, Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Poland …) and the United States.

Biography of EGS

Egs is remarkable not simply because he has painted all over the world. As a self-proclaimed graffiti anthropologist, Egs has been pivotal in the historical documentation and dissemination of the graffiti practice itself: an artist-archivist spurred by an intense desire to explore both the formal and folkloric truths of graffiti, to uncover its deeply social and material foundations. He started out in the mid 1980s as part of the first wave of graffiti in Finland; by 1988 he had travelled to Stockholm and Paris to discover and document their burgeoning scenes. Although he lived in one of the most geographically distant parts of Europe, Egs was fascinated by the regional connections graffiti generated and travel became integral to his life.

 

March 20, 2018

Biography of Cleon Peterson

Cleon Peterson is an LA based artist whose chaotic and violent paintings show clashing figures symbolizing a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society. The imagery of Cleon Peterson is not only strong because of its striking visual quality and its relevance to our world today. Although all too easily associated with the barbaric sectarian violence in the Middle East and escalating excrescence that is the current geopolitical turmoil, it’s also deeply rooted in Western cultural history, from the classic Greco-Roman vases depicting warriors and battles, to the marvelous decapitation paintings of Caravaggio and violent masterpieces of Goya.

July 13, 2018

We wish you all a lovely summer and look forward to see you in August

– Summer Holidays July 16th – August 6th –

 

June 30, 2018

Biography of Zbiok

Slawek Czajkowski (Zbiok) painter, graphic designer, curator, has been participating in numerous projects and exhibitions in Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Russia, the USA, Ukraine and the UK, among others. Co-curator of award winning biennalle of art in public space – Out of Sth. Together with Karolina Zajączkowska, Zbiok forms an artistic duo DWA ZETA. He’s s been presented with plenty awards, among others with Geppert painters Competition Grand Prix. In 2011 he received The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship. Czajkowski lives and works in Warsaw.

June 28, 2018

Opening // Three European Positions of Modern Painting

Hello again,

have a look at the Photos of our latest opening of “Three European Positions of Modern Painting” 

Thanks to everyone who came by and had a sip of Modern Culture. It’s always great to see you – words are to shallow to describe the pleasure of having you!! For everybody who didn’t make it to the opening – the show will be on view until 9th of September.

Enjoy the Pics, and stay tuned!

X.

(Photos made by J.Lindner)

  

June 16, 2018

NEXT OPENING JUNE 21st, 7-10 pm: EGS, ZBIOK, HELL´O COLLECTIVE

Zbiok, oil on canvas

Hell´o Collective, airbrush on canvas

EGS, ink and spray paint on paper

June 12, 2018

Part of our upcoming group exhibition “Three European Positions Of Modern Painting” with Hell’O Collective, Egs, Zbiok.

Detail of Hell’O Collective, paper work, acrylic on paper, 36 x 48 cm, 2018.

Opening reception: Thursday, June 21st, 7-10pm

June 7, 2018

Upcoming show on June 21st

THREE EUROPEAN POSITIONS OF MODERN PAINTING WITH

EGS // ZBIOK // HELL’O COLLECTIVE

 

In times where the genre of post-graffiti is likely to produce an overkill it is mandatory for the curator to hand – pick those who are most likely to be relevant for the culture.

I had already been working with Zbiok at Vicious Gallery 10 years ago, Egs appeared on my radar in the early nineties when european train graffiti had it´s first momentum. Hell‘O Collective were on my mind since their first show at Alice in Brussels. It was nothing but an idea combining their art in one show that took a while to grow in my head until now – it has finally come to realisation!

What I really like about them all is that their transformation from graffiti to what we call it now MODERN PAINTING has gone quite far, whithout loosing sight of their roots. Therefore exists a visible essence, quite like a well tempered spice in a fine stew.

One can argue about style and taste, but for sure these three positions show how far european post graffiti has come and how elaborately diversified the continent has become in the field of modern painting.

Yours,

Dr. Christoph Tornow