02▷13/02 – GALERIE DROSTE GOES TO PARIS – ART IS WHERE THE HEART IS – VOL. 1 – PARIS 03
Exposition collective Galerie Droste goes to Paris – Art is where the heart is – Vol. 1 du 02 au 13 février au 12, Rue Commines, Paris 03.
Sur le modèle initié en 2016, la galerie LJ invitons de nouveau une galerie européenne amie à investir nos murs avec sa programmation d’artistes. Nous sommes très heureux de recevoir cette année la Galerie Droste, basée à Wuppertal en Allemagne, qui présente en deux expositions sur un mois une formidable sélection d’artistes.
Vol. 1, vernissage 2 février
Heiko Zahlmann, EGS, Honet, Mark Jenkins, Mason, MOSES & TAPS™, N.O. Madski, Nug,
Paul du Bois-Reymond, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Smole Zes, Boris Tellegen
Vol. 2, vernissage 15 février
Amir H. Fallah, Brian Robertson, Collin van der Sluijs, Cone The Weird, David Radon,
Hendrik Beikirch, Hilary Pecis, Libby Black, Os Gêmeos, Peter Saul, Robert Matzke,
Super A, Wayne Horse, Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis
ART IS WHERE THE HEART IS VOL. 1
Written signatures, or tags, are the central element of the graffiti culture, and the most widely practiced form of public art. Today, however, graffiti in art and in its perception, is strongly influenced by an illustrative character. The original graffiti is about writing.
The modern graffiti was created in close connection with the beginnings of Hip Hop in New York during the 70s and was applied to the walls of houses and trains. Following the original meaning of the term of graffiti, the writers sprayed letterings, mostly their own writer name / pseudonym. At the same time, an aesthetic claim came more and more to the fore. Originating from the tag, the form of Style – Writing (which includes letters and numbers) constitute the basic element of the graffiti composition and are implemented with a high artistic claim on the part of the writer. In doing so, it is the goal of every writer to set oneself apart from the crowd and establish an identifying feature by unique, innovative and aesthetic compositions. Starting from the Graffiti – Writing, some sprayers continued to develop their style, which led to the use of mere forms through the abstraction of the letters. One disengage from the writing of the pseudonym. Some graffiti artist even managed to appropriate certain colour combinations which take the place of their sprayer names. The exhibition art is where the heart is Vol. 1 shows works by internationally well- known artists, who are rooted in the graffiti scene, but found their way into the studio years ago and who are know well known for their outcome within the art market, like Niels Shoe Meulman, EGS, Moses & Taps or Heiko Zahlmann. This exhibition illustrates the sketched way from the ‘classic’ written graffiti to the abstraction of letters in several artistic forms. In addition, there are selected sculptural works exhibited, that visualize the range of the encountered ways of artistically approach, each of them based on the lettering.
Text by Galerie Droste
Lieu de l’exposition :
12 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France