Circleculture Gallery’s next show is “Self-Portraits.”15 artists including D*face, Best Ever, JR, Jaybo, Charlie Isoe, Judith Supine, and Word To Mother will be exhibiting their self-portraits from June 5th.
Here’s the PR:
by contemporary urban artists from five continents
D-FACE / ANTON UNAI / JR / JAYBO AKA MONK / JUDITH SUPINE / XOOOOX / KILLPIXIE / DTAGNO / :PHUNK / STEFAN HIRSIG / AARON ROSE / MAROK / DALE GRIMSHAW / OSKAR / BEST EVER / NOMAD / WORD TO MOTHER / MYMO / STEFAN STRUMBEL / SOPHIE REINHOLD / CHARLIE ISOE / RUTGER TERMOHLEN
The idea of this exhibition is to approach the historical theme of self-portraits and to bring it into a contemporary art context. A self-portrait is a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist. Although self-portraits have been made by artists since the earliest times, it is not until the Early Renaissance in the mid 1400s that artists can be frequently identified depicting themselves as either the main subject, or as important characters in their work. With better and cheaper mirrors, and the advent of the panel portrait, many painters, sculptors and printmakers tried some form of self-portraiture… In this respect it will be an interesting and new experience to show the vision of the “self-portrait” by contemporary urban artists from all over the world.
Opening reception: friday june 5th, 7-10 pm
until july 4th 2009 / tue-sat 2-6 pm
Berlin Mitte / Germany
Circleculture Gallery has a history of doing shows with the best street artists before they are known as the great street artists. Examples? JR, Shepard Fairey, and Steve Powers to name a few. Okay, Shep and Powers were probably already known as great, but they are definitely much more popular today.
That’s what I was presently suprised to see Best Ever on this lineup for this show. Apparently, some people over on the Banksyforum have been dissing Best Ever for looking too much like Herakut. I think this is some evidence that Best Ever isn’t just some Herakut rip off. A German gallery is asking them, a UK duo, to exhibit alongside artists like Shepard Fairey and JR (Herakut is from Germany).