Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Art/Event: Futura 2000 - Odyssey Two Exhibit

Odyssey Two, runs throughout Art Forum Berlin and highlights 20 years of urban art pioneer FUTURA 2000's work.

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’s latest pieces show an artist comfortable in the world he has created, making accomplished works that use occasional, frenetic bursts of outline to perfectly convey mood, atmosphere and situation, as well as his trademark and iconic touches. Collectors will be able to buy an accessible selection of key pieces from Futura’s unique, imagined world: study pieces provide entry level works; there will be a trademark Pointman series and a limited edition print run. There will also be a small number of recent abstract canvases.

Some years ago we had the pleasure of working with him on a painting commissioned by Concepts Cambridge and the second video is in reality a good representation of his work process. Well...It's better to see it happen in person, but this is pretty good too. (The man holding the camera is Stash...another legend of New York City's original graffiti scene)