THE ART OF STEALING
Since his days as a kid Planetluke.com always had a penchant for stealing. Growing up as graffiti writer things like spray paint were items to be collected with a five finger discount, as that was the way of the culture back then. Nowadays he is still stealing but in an entirely different way, his works adapt and appropriate existing imagery into a new form of collage and composition. Still stealing….but now one could argue for the case of appropriation as well as straight forward exploitation.
After designing record label artwork, posters and flyers for the electronic music underground for many years, he now has reached a point where he has started to look inward and begun sampling his own artworks to create a brand new body of work. He has started recycling what has already been recycled. His new show at the Berlin based Obey Art Space features works he created by deep-diving into his own extensive archive to re-sample previous artworks he made for himself and others. The result is more abstract and moves away from the more literal work he creates for others. More expressive and personal the limited edition screenprints draw on his interest in mark making, spray paint and naive graffiti stylings.
The exhibition will start with an opening event on the 2nd of December and stay open for visits until the 4th. “The Art of Stealing“ will also feature a collection of record sleeves designed by planetluke.com and a pop up zine-shop with editions from his own KFAX series.