ARTIST OF THE GALLERY
A multitude of brief optical messages are gathered, superimposed, and become together a big colourful picture. Even if most of these bright cardboards are to be found in every supermarket, they don't usually catch the clients' attention. With these neglected packages, the artist has found a gold mine: from the nuggets he collects here and there, he creates his own money, a colourful pop currency. The bright world of "Brands" reminds us of a show featuring "Pinklady", "Pambo" or "Fabio Antonelli". All these names could appear on a playlist of pop songs or in Hollywood films. In this way, the artist turns what's actually only used as – a transport box made of cardboard printed with advertising and brands – to an end in itself through the piece of art.
• Lives and works in Hamburg
• Art awards: Debutant Prize in Nürnberg Arthouse (2015), 1st place art prize Hansaplatz Hamburg (2014), Artist of the month: Forum of Young Art Hamburg (2012), Erasmus Scholarship: Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo (2011), Oskar-Karl-Forster-Scholarship (2010)
• Exhibitions: Millerntor Gallery (2017), Envie D’Art Paris, Brugger QuadrART in Dornbirn (2015), Kunstverein Family Montez in Frankfurt am Main (2015), Fred Torres Gallery in New York (2014), Koeppe Contemporary and Berlin Gallery (2013) in Berlin, Kunstverein Bad Nauheim (2012)
• 2007 - 2013 Studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, master student of Prof Ottmar Hörl.