Wunderkammern gallery is opening today a new group exhibition organised in collaboration with the Outdoor Festival 2016.
Titled BEYOND the group show intends to present the work of AFK, Xabier Anunzibai, Alex Fakso, Honet, Joys, Kirill Kto, Mobstr, Sebas Velasco, Virgilio Villoresi and Vlady , exploring the central concepts of the festival: Borders and the idea of trespassing dem.
According to the organisers the artists will invite us “to reflect on the idea of going Beyond or trespassing the limits. Spatial and conceptual limits that influences us in both the public and intimate spheres of our life. What if we cross them? What if we go Beyond? As a metaphoric process, the artists will challenge their notions of artistic work and the definition of the aesthetic gesture, by working through different media, canvas and paper alongside photos, sculptures and installations.”
About the artists:
AFK (Bergen) is a Norwegian urban artist. Famous for his stencils which often hide political messages, AFK continues to hide his identity creating works on the streets all over Europe.
Xabier Anunzibai (Beasain, 1985), also known as Xabier XTRM, is a Spanish street artist who combines different mediums in his work: murals, canvases, drawings, video productions and installations half-way between paintings and sculptures.
Alex Fakso (Bassano del Grappa, 1977) began his career in the early ‘90s as a skate photographer. Today his photos combine art and reportage of the urban culture and the underground scene. His work has been published in important magazines, while he counts numerous solo and group shows.
Honet (Paris, 1972) is a French graffiti artist and illustrator. Honet draws his inspiration from cult movies, fairy tales and sci-fi, introducing a very personal style which combines gothic illustration and romanticism. He loves painting at abandoned and forgotten places and his interventions can be seen all over Europe and beyond.
Joys (Padova, 1974) starts his career as a writer in the early ‘90s. The artist uses a variety of artistic techniques, from mural painting to sculpture, always breaking the two dimensions and creating unique geometrical pieces. His works have been shown in many prestigious institutions and manifestations.
Kirill Kto (Zelenograd, 1984) lives and works in Moscow. The artist belongs to the Russian underground art scene and never received an academic art education. In 2012 ArtChronika magazine listed him among the fifty most influential Russian artists.
Mobstr (Newcastle) is a street artist renowned for his provocative, playful, ironic and funny typographic interventions around the city. Through his public interventions the artist tackles themes such as advertising, consumerism and contemporary society.
Virgilio Villoresi (Fiesole, 1979) is an Italian videomaker who works and lives in Milan. His early inspirations include Polish animation, European experimental cinema and avant-garde scene and American underground scene. He creates unique art videos, musical videoclips and advertisements.
Sebas Velasco (Burgos, 1988) is a Spanish street artist. Velasco leaves his mark in the urban landscape painting narrative murals all over Europe. From big size walls to canvases, Velasco’s current practice includes illustration, drawing and painting.
Vlady (Catania, 1974) is a multidisciplinary visual artist. The artist likes to experiment with various mediums such as performance, photography, video and installations. During the last years his research became more conceptual working on large-scale outdoor installations often characterized by humor and sarcasm.
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.