Project Description

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URBAN; WORN; FLAWLESS

Anonymous, Berlin based street art artist XOOOOX is one of the first in Germany to achieve international reputation. Born in the 70s XOOOOX is an early member of burgeoning graffiti scene. Over the course of a period in which his paste ups and stencils have appeared in unsuspecting corners, alleys, and side streets all around Europe. He started to contrast his perfectly styled models with rough and weathered materials, to keep the urban context. Best known for his series of Ghost Cat, Hulla, Rewind and Jeisa, all confident, powerful, energetic and impressively sexy models, his narrative ranges from the homage to traditional brands to criticism of the fashion industry. The extension of his artistic repertoire are the works with monochrome, calligraphic suggestive line drawings in open form. In this way, the artist ties in with his graffiti beginnings.
In other works overcoming the edges is a central theme: for example conceptually arranged stretcher frames. In addition, a fragmentation of stencils illustrates the creative play with the laws of physics. The constructive approach of Piet Mondrian resonates. XOOOOX has been shown in over 80 solo- and group exhibitions and is collected by various private and public collections, such as STRAAT Museum, Amsterdam, NL, the Urban Nation Museum, Berlin, GE, or the Spiegelberger Collection, Hamburg, GE.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Vertical Gallery, Chicago, USA

2019

“Hidden Tracks”, GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL, Nuremberg/Kitzbuehel, Germany

2018

“Luxury Problems”, Arts & Nature Social Club, Kauffenheim, France

“Lookie Lookie”, Galerie Frank Fluegel, Nuremberg, Germany

2016

“OK Boy”, CircleCulture Gallery (Gipsstraße), Berlin, Germany

“Bluff Manners”, CircleCulture Gallery (Potsdamer Straße), Berlin, Germany

2013

“Beauty Will Come, Beauty Will Go”, Mead Carney, London, UK

“Everything, Everything!”, De Buck Gallery, New York, USA

COLLECTIONS

Le M.U.R., Paris, France

Urban Nation Museum, Berlin, Germany

SØR Rusche Sammlung, Oelde/Berlin, Germany

Emmanuel De Bayser’s Mid-Century Modern Home, Germany

Spiegelberger Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany