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Urban Spree Galerie

Double Exhibition

Jonni Cheatwood + Igor Revelis


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©Jonni Cheatwood

Urban Spree Galerie presents “Tyger Tyger“, the first solo show in Germany of the L.A. based visual artist Jonni Cheatwood.

The American artist spent a month at Urban Spree in Berlin as an Artist-in-Residence to create 11 large format artworks that will be 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 and move away from the uniform surface of the canvas. Some fabrics have geometric patterns whereas some others are figurative.

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 of colors on it, adding multiple layers of paint and agglomerating texture, freely outlining the shapes to convey dynamism and balance.

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©Jonni Cheatwood

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.

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

www.jonnicheatwood.com
instagram.com/jonni_cheatwood
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©Igor Revelis a.k.a. Klone

Urban Spree Galerie presents “The be(Longing)”, the 3rd solo exhibition of Tel-Aviv based artist Igor Revelis a.k.a. Klone with Urban Spree Galerie.

After a decade exploring the medium of paper, “The be(Longing)” marks the return of the artist to the medium of canvas. Bringing his spray can technique of shadows and gradients to perfection, Klone paints monochrome compositions where the matter of the canvas blends into geometric shapes and abstract landscapes.

“The be(Longing) is an investigation of hybrid identity, a portal into a parallel realm tucked away from the increasingly globalized and visually homologized world. Set against the backdrop of dark gallery walls, restless portraits and landscapes can be peered at, stripped of all contextual clues, the painful human relation between object-subject tugs at the primal root of abstraction. There are no nouns in this landscape, everything is a verb, the gaze is an action.” (Mika Bar-On Nesher)

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Klone is currently painting the Urban Spree Artist Wall ahead the show. ©Igor Revelis a.k.a. Klone

In addition, a few signed copies of the latest artist’s monograph – “FEWMOMENTSAGOIWASHERE”, looking over the last 8 years of exhibitions, mural projects, installation, and animations, will be available at the opening.

Klone (b.1983) is an Ukrianian-born, Tel-Aviv based street artist, a pioneer of graffiti in Israel and a visual artist.

Igor Revelis / Klone
The be(Longing)
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
www.kloneyourself.com
www.instagram.com/kloneyourself

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin
Urban Spree Galerie


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