Category Archives: Collage

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.

Takuya Kurihara

TOKYO 1983

PAINTER, MUSICIAN

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In his large acrylic paintings Takuya Kurihara investigates our human universe through lines and colours. His powerful paintings arouse the viewer’s curiosity through their wealth of details, and the viewer is sent on a voyage of discovery. Like a kaleidoscope new shapes and forms constantly appear before the viewer’s eyes. In Takuya Kurihara’s neat and light drawings the lines appear to be almost floating in the air – here the artist’s Asian roots become visible.