The New Contemporary Art Magazine


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.

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