Brothers Christoph and Florin Schmidt, formerly known as Qbrk and Nerd, have come together yet again as Low Bros, to create a new mural for Urban Spree, one of Berlin’s most treasured open-air venues for art, music, cinema and most recently, screenings of the World Cup.
Made up of brothers Christian and Florin Schmidt, German artist duo Low Bros recently opened a new solo show at Berlin’s BC Gallery. The new works in the exhibition, titled “Wood Hood,” allude to the contrasts between the rural and urban influences that the brothers experienced early in life. Their graphic design-oriented works take shape through a variety of media for this solo show — from airbrush to acrylic to screen printing. Low Bros deconstruct animal imagery, changing the heads of northern forest animals like wolves and owls into block-like, architectural formations reminiscent of deconstructed graffiti letters. “Wood Hood” is on view through February 8. See more after the jump.
“Oh Deer,” the latest show by Berlin art duo Low Bros, recently opened at the Pictolasma Showroom in Berlin. Brothers Qbrk and Nerd of “The Weird” collective combine the elements of nature with clean geometric lines and bold color to create their eye their popping work. Earlier this year, they teamed up with Dulk and Nicolas Barrome on a mural for the eigth Eurocultured Street Festival in Manchester. Take a look at more images of Low Bros’ work after the jump.
This Saturday, Junko Mizuno continues her 3-part series, “Junko Mizuno’s Food Obsession”, with “Ambrosial Affair” at Narwhal Contemporary gallery in Ontario. The first part was “Venus Cake”, where she set the stage for these overeating witch-like idols in a state of psychedelic euphoria. They live in a world of fantasy, inspired by the fact that certain foods can get you in the mood and help get your blood flowing down there. ‘Obsessed’ with the theme of gluttony, Mizuno has strongly linked her subjects to their food fetishes.
Inside a run-down building off Berlin’s Nollendorfplatz, an area known historically for both its gay culture and punk community, 12 artists from eight countries (Fernando Chamarelli, João Ruas, Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla), NoseGo, Word to Mother, Curiot, Low Bros, Andrew Schoultz, Glenn Barr, C215, Dabs Myla, and JBAK) worked for two days to create original artworks for the facades and windows of the currently unused site (exciting news about the future of this space to come).
The time of year is approaching when the international street art community congregates in Honolulu for Pow! Wow! 2014, an annual art festival focused on the new contemporary art movement. The week-long event kicks off on February 8 with the opening reception of “Pow! Wow!: Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement,” a group show at the Honolulu Museum of Art curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace featuring Yoskay Yamamoto, Low Bros, David Cooley, Adam Hunter Caldwell, Buff Monster, NoseGo and too many other artists to list (see the full line-up here). Read more after the jump.