This is a show I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while now. case has his first US solo show, called The L.A. case, opening on Thursday at Carmichael Gallery in LA. I’ve got a nice piece from case sitting in my room and I can’t get enough of his style. Some of the pieces look like plenty of other photo-realistic graffiti painters, but the best pieces has that slight disturbing twist that only case can bring.
The L.A. case
Opening Reception: Thursday October 8 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Exhibition Dates: October 8 – October 29
Carmichael Gallery is pleased to announce The L.A. case, an exhibition of new works on canvas by German artistcase. This is case’s first US solo exhibition and the second time he has exhibited at Carmichael Gallery.
case’s new body of work references imagery from elaborate, self-staged photo shoots using spray paint on canvas. Combining exacting technical expertise with an innovative hint of liberation and irony, he investigates the parallels that exist between the conflicting states of convention and controversy, manipulating beauty in a dark, thrilling and provocative manner.
case is widely recognized as one of the best photorealistic spray paint artists in the world. His groundbreaking technique, detailed in the book Ma’Claim: Photorealistic Graffiti, Falk Lehmann and Steffen Petermann, Publikat Verlags und Handels GmbH and Co. KG, Germany, 2006, has set new standards and established a strong international collector base and fan network.
Born in Erfurt, Germany, in 1979, case has exhibited his fine art in galleries in the UK, Germany and US. He achieved his Diploma in Art Restoration and Conservation from Erfurt University Of Applied Sciences. case is also a founding member of graffiti crewMa’Claim, a group of artists renowned throughout the world for their striking photorealistic murals. He currently lives and works in Frankfurt.