21nov - 19decAll DayVermibus print "Unmasking Kate" (Moss) at OpenWalls Gallery(All Day) OPEN WALLS Gallery (Berlin), Schröderstr. 11, 10115 Berlin, GermanyEvent Organized By: OpenWallsCountry:GermanyCity:BerlinArtist:Vermibus (ES)
Vermibus print “Unmasking Kate” (Moss) – 2012 print
VERMIBUS – UNMASKING KATE PRINT – 2012 – RARE
Get one now or regret it later!
Gallery just found 5 Vermibus prints from the Unmasking Kate series in our storage. Printed in London and released at Moniker Art Fair (2012). These are the only prints from Vermibus to date.
- Artist: VERMIBUS (ES)
- YEAR: 2012
- EDITION: 1/25
- SIZE: 75 X 55 CM
- 4 COLOUR SCREENPRINT ON SOMERSET PAPER
- SIGNED & NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST ON THE FRONT
- Price: SOLD OUT
About the artist (provided by Open Walls Gallery)
Berliners may have already seen in the streets or in the subway stations of the city intriguing advertisements that are not as they seem. Berlin based artist VERMIBUS regularly collects advertising posters from the streets, using them in his studio as the base material for his work. There, a process of transformation begins. Using solvent, he brushes away the faces and flesh of the models appearing in the posters as well as the brand logos. Once this evolution is complete, he then reintroduces the adverts back into their original context, hijacking the publicity, and its purpose.
The act of erasing the images with solvent is similar to that of painting, but it is the opposite. The process is the same, but it is not adding colors to a canvas to create an image, it is removing the colors of an existing photographic image to create a new image and new characters. The models of the adverts mutate. Some look like ghosts or mummies, some are reminiscent of Francis Bacon’s paintings, or some of tribal make-up.
This process evokes voodoo art which uses human elements like hair, or teeth to create anthropomorphic sculptures. In this context, VERMIBUS uses “glossy paper” as his flesh to manipulate. There is something very organic about the emaciated creatures that emanate from the billboards. The impersonal and sanitized perfect bodies have turned into shadows or mummies that have much more presence and singularity.
November 21 (Friday) - December 19 (Friday)
OPEN WALLS Gallery (Berlin)
Schröderstr. 11, 10115 Berlin, Germany