Tim Roeloffs

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ACCORDING TO TIM ROELOFFS’ BEST FRIEND TONY SYKES,THE BERLIN-BASED DUTCH ARTIST IS A “CONSERVATIVE PUNK.” STANDING IN THE TRADITION OF ELABORATE AS WELL AS POLITICAL ARTISTS SUCH AS JOHN HEARTFIELD,
ROELOFFS (47) MANAGES TO FUSE DIVERGING IMPRESSIONS OF THE HYBRID AND SHAPE SHIFTING METROPOLIS INTO WILD AND JOYFUL PHOTOMONTAGES. EXPRESSING IN THEM “AN EMOTION, MAYBE EVEN A ZEITGEIST,” THE EX-TACHELES-RESIDENT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF ITALIAN FASHION DESIGNER DONATELLA VERSACE PROMPTING HER TO PRINT HIS WORK ON HER COLLECTION
IN 2008. THE FORMER TENNIS INSTRUCTOR AND STREET ART HOBO ROELOFFS BECAME INSTANTLY KNOWN TO A BROADER AUDIENCE AND WAS NAMED ‘BERLIN
AMBASSADOR’ BY MAYOR KLAUS WOWEREIT. HAVING TO LEAVE HIS ‘BACKBONE’ TACHELES SIX MONTHS AGO AFTER NEARLY 18 YEARS OF OCCUPANCY, TIM ROELOFFS NOW FINDS HIMSELF IN A TIME OF REFLECTION AND THOUGHTFULNESS. WHERE TO GO FROM HERE, HE ASKS HIMSELF.