Wie bereits hier angekündigt hat Futura 2000 das vergangene Wochenende auf der Art Forum Berlin in der Münzstrasse 19 ausgestellt. Fotos der Show gibts unter anderem hier im Flickr, oben ein kurzer Smalltalk aus Berlin mit dem Altmeister
„Odyssey Two, showing at Muenzstr. 19 from September 24 – 27th runs throughout Art Forum Berlin and brings together 20 years of the urban art pioneer’s work. Significant new pieces will be on display, alongside key works such as the original iconic Pointman canvas and a collection of early Pointman sketches.“
Odyssey Two präsentiert Futura2000 in Berlin, vom 24ten bis 27ten September im Rahmen der Art Forum Berlin. Münzstrasse 19. Die englische Pressemitteilung unten (thx Charlie)
Odyssey Two, showing at Muenzstr. 19 from September 24 – 27th runs throughout Art Forum Berlin and brings together 20 years of the urban art pioneer’s work. Significant new pieces will be on display, alongside key works such as the original iconic Pointman canvas and a collection of early Pointman sketches. The show focuses on the dual themes of memory and the past, and the influence these have on an individual’s imagined world. Futura’s obsessions with space and hyperindustrial landscapes grew from his adolescence: a time when man first landed on the moon, and when the New York skyline soared with a mass of fresh skyscrapers. But the world in his pieces is entirely unique – a place that has developed in his mind over time, where remnants of earlier memories co-exist with imagined, abstract landscapes. Futura used characters and set pieces (such as Pointman or his trademark cranes) as signposts in his early work. But as time has past and Futura’s world has become more and more familiar to him, these have segued into the background, bringing his technically masterful, abstract style to the fore: now, a crane appears as a series of clean lines to frame an angry, lonely landscape in a fiery world of wild strokes in acrylic.
Futura’s latest pieces show an artist comfortable in the world he has created, making accomplished works that use monochrome and occasional, frenetic bursts of outline to perfectly convey mood, atmosphere and situation, without the need for graphic symbols. Collector’s will be able to buy an accessible selection of key pieces in the creation of Futura’s world: study pieces provide entry level works; there will be a trademark Pointman series and a limited print run. There will also be a small number of recent abstract canvases presented in the environment of their creation. The exhibition is produced in conjunction with Artorial, an organisation which acts on behalf of artists and collectors to put on engaging exhibitions in pop-up environments, and to provide private buyers with impeccably researched portfolios of original work.