ABSTRACT PAINTINGS – ON OFF ON ON
MAY 2 UNTIL MAY 24, 2014, BERLIN
Expanded opening hours during Gallery Weekend:
May 2/3, 12 - 9 pm and May 4, 12 - 6 pm
The struggle for and against solid outlines has always been a central point in XOOOOX’s work. In his new paintings, which will be on display on behalf of the solo exhibition “abstract paintings – on off on on“ at Circle Culture during Gallery Weekend 2014, this restless interplay has found a clear winner: the abstraction on canvas. The exhibition focuses on a technique that was always present in the artist’s work but albeit less known than his stencil pieces. Similar to an exterior wall, he builds layer upon layer, material upon material on the substrate to make reference to his street art origins. In his role as an abstract painter rather than a graffiti- and street artist, XOOOOX presents a highly individual and new expressive style.
After the solo exhibitions „Pilgrim, Baby!“ (2011) and „Vanish“ (2013) have paved the way for XOOOOX’s artistic diversity – offwards the inevitable nexus between his pseudonym and the famous fashion designs – “on off on on“ merely focuses on his abstract paintings. Although dwarfed by his unique stencils for a long time, XOOOOX’s paintings have throughout been loyal companions on his diverse way of artistic development.
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