Nevercrew, comprised of Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecch, is known for murals gracing public walls across the world. Yet, in the gallery work of the duo, seen recently in the show “Incidence” at GCA Gallery in Paris, offers a more intimate view of their socially and globally conscious work. The paintings and sculptures in “Incidence” offer a look at destruction waged against the environment.
Swiss street artists Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecchi aka NEVERCREW (featured on our blog) is well known for their giant, playful murals exploring the relationship between man and nature. Most depict realistic-looking animals, lots of whales, polar bears, and giant squids, which become figments of fantasy when painted on real world structures. The duo has been painting nonstop this year, and recently took a moment to send us photos from their busy summer traveling around the world.
Interdisciplinary artists NEVERCREW (composed of Christian Rebecchi and Pablo Togni) balance whimsy and calculated design in their latest mural, “Interpretive Machine n°1,” which recently debuted at the Urban Art Festival of Winterthur in Switzerland. In the piece, a friendly-looking whale is subsumed in a plume of rainbow clouds. But as one approaches, it becomes apparent that the beast is hooked up to some sort of apparatus. Its fantastical flight, one begins to suspect, is a mere illusion. The artists employed elements of the former factory on which the piece was painted, using the real-life context to add to the juxtaposition of the practical and the extraordinary. Take a look at some photos of the piece below.
Swiss artists Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecchi join forces for a variety of interdisciplinary art projects as NEVERCREW. The duo is known for their large scaled murals and public art initiatives that share common grounds with not only graffiti, but illustration and graphic design as well. Their integrative style explores the relationship between public space, the artwork and the viewer — the strong interaction among the elements creates a balanced whole.
There was no escaping the madness that was Miami Art Week. While collectors and art fans alike were inside taking in all of the fairs and staying dry, more street artists than ever before descended upon the Wynwood area to leave their mark. Heavy rains and wind posed a challenge for most, but that could not keep artists like D*Face, Twoone, Nychos, Tristan Eaton, Boxhead, 1010, Caratoes, and countless others from killing several large-scale walls and collaborations. Take a look at our highlights from Wynwood after the jump!
We stopped by Urban Nation in Berlin last week to check out their latest project, M/7, in collaboration with Brooklyn Street Art. It is the 7th in a series named after Berlin’s UN haus building, which we’ve been following here over the past several months. A portraiture show in essence, curators Jamie Rojo and Steven P. Harrington invited 12 Brooklyn based street artists to create a portrait of his or her particular “Person of Interest”: Dain, Gaia, Don Rimx, Swoon, Specter, Esteban Del Valle, Chris Stain, Nohcoley, Cake, El Sol 25, Icy & Sot, Onur Dinc, Kkade, Nevercrew, Dot Dot Dot, and Anreas Engludn. This makes the exhibition a sort of cultural exhange program that brings together the artists with local residents of Berlin, and encourages them to consider their surroundings.