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Concrete Reflections

EGS


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EGS: International Penpals,
ink, spray paint and charcoal on canvas,
ca. 160 x 200 cm, 2021


16. September 2021 / 30. October 2021
Tuesday – Saturday 12:00-19:00 (Opening Hours)
Catalogue and Info: contact@urbanspree.com

Vernissage: Thursday, September 16th, 2021 18:00-23:00

Urban Spree Galerie presents "Concrete Reflections", the latest solo show of the Finnish contemporary and graffiti artist EGS.

The exhibition will open on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 during the Berlin Art Week.

Born in 1974, EGS belongs to the first European wave of graffiti, having spread his letters throughout the Nordic and ex-USSR territories. A child of the Cold War, EGS is influenced by the power of geography, space and graffiti-induced movement.

EGS has developed over the years a very consistent approach in his art, a "procédé" whereby his tag "E.G.S" is the foundation of many of the artworks he produces. Always the same and never the same. Be it hand-blown glass sculptures, world maps, paintings and drawings, the plasticity of his letters creates an ever-changing mental universe, bordering abstraction, and always personal.

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EGS: Archipelago of Past and Future,
Spray paint and ink on aluminium,
200 x 250 cm,
Collection of HAM - Helsinki Art Museum, 2020


Selected solo exhibitions

2022 Joensuu Art Museum, Joensuu, Finland (upcoming)
2021 Constantly Dreaming of Concrete, Forum Box Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2021 Archipelago of Past and Future, Helsinki Biennial
2020 Writing Stories with Three Letters, Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki
2019 History is Made at Night, Himmelblau Gallery, Tampere, Finland
2018 Writing My Diary, Kunsthalle Helsinki

Works in collections

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art collection
Helsinki Art Museum collection
Vantaa Art Museum collection
Pekka Mattila collection
Timo Miettinen collection
Finnish National Gallery
Jaakko Lindgren collection
Collection Kakkonen

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"Souvenirs From Forgotten Places", 2021,
Hand blown glass sculptures,
25 x 14 x 12 cm, 34 x 19 x 13 cm, 26 x 23 x 14 cm,
Photo: @annaautio



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