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Urban Spree Galerie

LETTERS

Gruppenausstellung


Urban Spree Galerie proudly presents « LETTERS », an international group show featuring 10 artists engaged in the practice of urban calligraphy and beyond.

The Exhibition will start on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin and online. Follow us on instagram, FB, and on our website to plan your visit. Updated information will be posted later in the week.

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SICOER - Work in Progress - Poland - March 2021

The catalogue of the LETTERS Show will be available soon and can be requested by email: contact@urbanspree.com (for those who sent an email already, you are on the list).

LETTERS focuses on European and Mediterranean artists whose practice is strongly influenced by their graffiti years, past or current, their passion for painting, lettering, abstraction, and the use of brushes.

LETTERS features artists nourished by the classical European calligraphy tradition (roman, runic or cyrilic scripts) as well as arabic calligraphy, but first and foremost by their contemporary practice of muralism and abstraction.

Muralism or « street art » is thus an integral part of the practice of « calligraffiti » – the holy alliance of calligraphy and the urban landscape, shaped by graffiti, whereby speed, precision and abstraction converge to give birth to this particular urban flow.

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eL Seed - Mirage Al Usa - Installation and Sculpture in the Desert - 2021

Whereas letters and alphabets are consubstantial to graffiti, urban calligraphy diverges with the use of a particular reference to traditional calligraphy and use of specific contact tools like brushes instead of aerosols.

Artists are using calligraphy as a materia prima. However, the final result is a substantial evolution from the traditional corpus of calligraphy with serious inroads into abstraction, where letters are turned into abstracted shapes and signs, dissolved, essentialized, obfuscated and cyphered.

LETTERS is a show about post-calligraphy and post-graffiti. About signs, mutations, strokes and freedom.

With more than 50 original works on display, LETTERS is a manifesto of the European/Mediterranean urban calligraphy genre, defined by its pioneers.

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Niels SHOE Meulman - Detail - Urban Spree Residency - April 2021

LETTERS feature new works by:

Niels «Shoe» Meulman
eL Seed
Sowat
Sicoer
ParadoxParadise
Stohead
Michal Škapa
Zepha
Lukas K Stiller
Theosone

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PARADOX -Ink on Paper - 2021

LETTERS


23.04.2021 / 29.05.2021
Opening: Friday, April 23rd 2021 at 18:00
Exhibition Visual Design by Marie Heissel
Exact rules for attending the event will be communicated in due time ahead of the show
Wednesday – Saturday 12:00-18:30 and by appointment
Catalogue and Info: contact@urbanspree.com


Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99,
10245 Berlin

Kontakt:
Pascal Feucher
T: +49 176 322 400 60
pascal@urbanspree.com

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STOHEAD - Mural in Berlin for Urban Nation - 2020
Urban Spree Galerie


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