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August 13, 2021

VERNISSAGE | MURMURATION MAN BY SOZYONE | TOMORROW! + NEW EPISODE INTERCEPTION BERLIN

Dear art lovers,

Tomorrow, 14.08.2021 is the day:
Together with the artist SOZYONE we will open the exhibition MURMURATION MAN.
Between 6-9 pm you can take a look at the new artworks.
There is also a new episode of INTERCEPTION in which Christoph Tornow accompanies the artist Christian Hoosen in Berlin. You can watch the episode HERE.
We look forward to your visit!

Your Golden Hands Team!

August 12, 2021

VERNISSAGE | MURMURATION MAN BY SOZYONE | 14.08.2021

Dear art lovers,

the preparations for the third exhibition by SOZYONE are almost finished
and on Saturday, 14th of August 2021, the time has finally come:
from 6-9 pm we invite you to the vernissage of MURMURATION MAN
to have a look at the new artworks.
We are happy that the artist will be present at the opening and we are looking forward to your visit.

Your Golden Hands Team!

August 6, 2021

FINISSAGE ASTRO| TODAY!

Dear art lovers,

the exhibition GRAVITATION by the artist ASTRO is coming to an end.

Today, 06.08.2021 until 9 p.m.
there is a last chance to see the exhibition.

We are looking forward to see you!

Your Golden Hands team

 

July 31, 2021

UPCOMING EXHIBITION | MURMURATION MAN BY SOZYONE | 14.08.2021 | 6-9 PM

Dear art lovers,
you could already see the unique artworks of Pablo SOZYONE Gonzalez in two exhibitions at Golden Hands. Finally, the time has come again and the third round is about to begin.After “Forever Young” comes
“MURMURATION MAN”Defined by techniques, shapes, colours and stories, the exhibition will be an experience. Even more we are happy to announce that Pablo SOZYONE Gonzalez will join us for the evening on 14.08.2021 from 6-9 PM.We are looking forward to nice evenings, wonderful conversations and finally interaction again!Your Golden Hands Team!

ABOUT MURMURATION MAN

A vision is at the origin of this new visual approach of Sozyone, designed for the exhibition “MURMURATION MAN” at the Golden Hands Gallery.
“I grew up downtown and have always been intrigued by birdwatching. I find birds’ aesthetics and behavior often hilarious. I have seen sparrows steal chips and crumbs, pigeons with broken legs fight over a bite of plastic between two cars. Proud crows howl at swans in the large fountain to defend their little island.
When observing birds we often come across people, some, usually alone, walking in a park with a bag of stale bread and suddenly find themselves surrounded by the hundreds of hungry birds who have recognised the bag.
One evening, I saw a man feeding all the pigeons and sparrows of the aera, he was standing in the middle of a circle, his bag appeared to contain an entire bakery. Then I saw a dog also watching the scene from afar make up his mind and walk towards the carpet of doves. His belly touched the ground as slowly, step by step he approached until he launched at the feast. The man was unaware until it was too late. In a second he was lost among the chaotic flailing of wings, feathers, sand and bread.
The band of pigeons flew into a whirlwind slapping at their provider in an impressive airborne ballet. Then a sublime phenomenon happened. The birds flying freely danced to compose a surreal murmuration creating the portrait of Marius Jacob, the greatest of anarchists. A second, it only lasted an instant but he was there in front of me.
And then, nothing, just the old man shaking his lousy jacket.”

ABOUT PABLO SOZYONE GONZALEZ

Pablo Sozyone Gonzalez has been working on the line, the form and the rhythm for over 25 years.

Growing up in modest circumstances, fleeing Franco’s dictatorship, his autonomous thinking developed to do what he wants and where he wants – in his hometown of Brussels. In 1988, at the age of 15, Sozyone meets his artistic partner Smimooz, they start tagging everything and everyone, rhyming and launching the hip-hop trio “De Puta Madre”. In 2004, Sozyone ventures into the galleries and presents “One Million Murders” (Alice Gallery). Between 2003 and 2013, he focuses on a single concept: ‘La Voyoucratie’ (the gangstacracy), portraying the most beautiful specimens of the ‘milieu’: the French anarchists on bicycles or in BMW’s, the German terrorists of the 70’s, the old hangovers on the docks of Marseille, the red Spaniards, the street gangs of New York, the thieves in white gloves of Place Vendôme….
A romantic universe flavored with poppies and gunpowder, where the profile would have a broken nose and grim eyes. In 2013, Sozyone and Jaba Mathieu embark on a 2-year adventure. Between Singapore, Los Angeles and Valencia, they will develop, write and finish “ENEMIES,” an intergalactic graphic novel with 142 pages of hardcover. (Ankama Editions, oct. 2015)
In 2015, Sozyone opens a new chapter: ‘The End of Times’ A reckless universe where peaceful characters wander en masse, aimless but alive in the center of a cold city, awaiting a terrorist attack or a destructive wave, phone in hand, hoping to immortalize the moment, whatever it may be. The series “The End” describes these pre-apocalypse moments.

“When I was 9 years old, I thought about death all the time, I waited for the catastrophe, the accident, the atomic bomb that would blow up the city, I imagined a lava flow, I saw myself walking through the ruins of the Rue Royale and the mangled bodies of my schoolmates. I had seen a documentary about Hiroshima and told myself that they must have seen the end of the world, the end of humanity, the end of the universe…. But they hadn’t seen it coming. I paint those few moments before the end, the last second, that precise moment when man, man is in harmony with the cosmos.” Interview between Sozyone Gonzalez and Arturo Tortura

Sozyone finds inspiration for his works in the urban, the streets of the big city and the crook milieu. Thus, masculine portraits of a somber character are often the subject of his works, as well as bird motifs, as a reference to the thieving magpie. In the course of his creative process has crystallized its own technique, with which he gives his subtle art the appropriate expression. For the works on canvas, he uses acrylic paints that are sprayed or applied with a brush in a layering process. Drawings, collages of cut-outs and prints, and sculptures in bronze and wood complement his exhibitions. His works all follow their own rhythm, which is key to his flow. The result is intense works full of contrasts that harmonize within themselves.

FINISSAGE | GRAVITATION BY ASTRO | 06.08.2021 | 5-9 PM

Dear art lovers, our current exhibition GRAVITATION by @astro.polygon is coming to an end.
We want to share this moment with you at the finissage on Friday, the 06/08/2021 from 5-9 pm.
No booking required!

Your Golden Hands Team

July 24, 2021

INTERCEPTION Episode 05 // URBAN ART SCENE IN HAMBURG FULL LENGTH

Dear art lovers,

in the last weeks you’ve got a taste of the urban art scene in Hamburg.  From the artist DAIM to the interactive concept of the OZM Gallery up to the behind the scenes of the artists MOSES&TAPS™.
In order to put all pieces together, you can watch the Hamburg episode in full length here.
Stay tuned for the next exciting trip Christoph Tornow and the INTERCEPTION team will take you on.

Your Golden Hands Team!

June 26, 2021

INTERCEPTION – Backstaging urban art. Join us to see international artists, wicked writers and progressive pioneers in action.

Dear art lovers,

In the last 40 years, the art world has changed drastically. The influence of hip hop culture is omnipresent and graffiti has become a subcultural form of urban art.

Introducing:
INTERCEPTION

A multi-part series, which takes a look behind the scenes of the working world
of the global players in urban art.  Christoph Tornow takes you on a journey through different cities
and talks with artists, starting in Hamburg. Link to the video is HERE

To make sure you don’t miss another episode, follow @Interception Urban Art
and get weekly exclusive insights into the scene.

This is new. This is special.
This is INTERCEPTION.

Your Golden Hands Team!

June 5, 2021

NEW ARTWORK | BY RAGE

Dear artlovers,

the artist RAGE made a personalised artwork from his FLAG-Series with the name of our gallery.

If you are interested, contact us at hello@goldenhandsgallery.com.

Kind regards,

your Golden Hands Team

May 15, 2021

RE-OPENING | GRAVITATION BY ASTRO | 21.05.2021

Dear art lovers,
we are pleased to announce that the gallery will be open to visitors for
our new exhibition GRAVITATION by ASTRO according to the official requirements, starting next week.
Our reopening day will be Friday, 21st May 2021.
The opening hours will be: Friday – Saturday: 1-6 pm.
If this time slot is not enough, feel free to email us and we will find an appointment outside of the regular business hours.
Booking an appointment is not mandatory but is recommended as only a max. of 2 people are allowed in the gallery at the same time.
To book an appointment (max. 15 minutes) please contact us by mail at hello@goldenhandsgallery.com.
We are looking forward to your visit.
Your Golden Hands Team!

 

ABOUT GRAVITATION

Intuition for composition, dynamic shapes, carefully selected colors. Astro’s works emanate a nebulous allure. In other words: Gravitation is caused by vaporized pigment morphing into interstellar objects. Gravitation condensates various celestial phenomena and dark matter of diverse aggregation states for the first time. Astro’s works oscillate somewhere between sculpture and painting with constant references to their origin – the big bang of Graffiti culture. In the early 2000s, Astro started his creative endeavor. Through continuous typeface analysis, Astro ended up dissecting letter structures into their atoms over the years. Again and again, Astro broke conventions of classical Graffiti. Eventually, he managed to establish his style. His polygonal shapes create a unique design vocabulary, independent of the mediums used. At first glance, somewhat hard, technical looks with a mechanical aura but always combined with warm, natural materials. In his multimedia works, Astro plays with opposition. Authentic performance from yards around the world is effortlessly translated to a white cube context without losing any charms. A dance on thin ice mastered with ease. The choice of materials alone reveals his attention to detail.

Reoccurring colors and authentic parts of train types, e.g., the beloved class 4020 of the ÖBB, are fragmented and reconstructed to create new objects. References to the Russian avant-garde, Malewitsch’s Suprematism, and Stylewriting with the stench of solvents are possible, depending on the respective reading. The publication “Schnellbahn” suffices as an excursion, which will be published in May 2021.

April 14, 2021

UPCOMING EXHIBITION | GRAVITATION BY ASTRO

Dear  art lovers,

finally we can announce that @astro.polygon will show his works in our gallery at his first solo exhibition called GRAVITATION. Intuition for composition, dynamic shapes, carefully selected colors. Astro’s works emanate a nebulous allure. In other words: Gravitation is caused by vaporized pigment morphing into interstellar objects. Gravitation condensates various celestial phenomena and dark matter of diverse aggregation states for the first time. Astro’s works oscillate somewhere between sculpture and painting with constant references to their origin – the big bang of Graffiti culture.
Due to the current circumstances we can’t say when the opening will take place yet. So please stay tuned and we will keep you updated.

Moreover we are happy to tell you that ASTRO is seen on the short video-series called “5MINUTES” by @ilovegraffiti.de in cooperation with @arte.tv. Click here to watch the video.

Stay tuned,

your Golden Hands Team!