LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
a group show with
SILIO DURT (Bruxelles)
RAPHAEL GRISCHA (Berlin)
ANDY LEUENBERGER (Berlin)
LUCA PIAZZALONGA (Basel)
DJINN TONIX (Basel)
Opening Saturday 30 August 2014 18.00 to 20.00
Exhibition 30 August to 27 September 014
Hey! These terrible kids. They can drink. They can trash a party. They do comics, music, videos, photos, flyers, zines or drinks. They are kids of the DIY scene.
The exhibition LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES shows for the first time in the gallery the works of Silio Durst (Bruxelles), Raphael Grischa (Berlin), Andy Leuenberger (Berlin), Luca Piazzalonga (Basel) and DJINN TONIX (collective Basel).
Silio Durt | CE QUI TE TUE TE REND PLUS FORT | 2014
Silio Durt is an artist based in Bruxelles. Influenced by the searches of post-war immediate by CoBra group and american school but also by the underground graphic culture, Silio Durt presents an organized mess, an explosion of pictorial matter.Thanks to a spontaneous technique, Silio Durt works around art of wild childhood. Silio Durt plays around empty space and the absence of lines to restore the material’s rights. He offers a direct and accessible picture. An ode to the plastic and organic research.
Raphael Grischa | PLEASE DON'T SHOOT ME DOWN | 2014
Rapahel Grischa is a multi creative person and a natural born storyteller based in Berlin. He’s an autodidact who’s been working on projects of all kinds; From graphic design to typography, filmmaking or photography, Raphael always approaches things with a healthy dose of curiosity. In art, no challenge seems big enough, as he’s always determined to experiment with different techniques and try out new things. As he says, every job done well leads to a new project. A project he‘s very proud of is the art direction job he’s done for Raf 3.0. Covers, packaging, merchandising - it was like a Masterpiece, where the music reflected the art and the art the music. For the exhibition LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES he creates the installation CRUEL CHANEL.
We live in a world surrounded by brands. Since we have a sense for the labeling of products, we're attracted by simple graphic elements, colors and patterns. Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, means money, fashion, glamour. These logos are seen everywhere, from Hollywood movies to African people at the French coast who sell fake stuff to tourists. Rich kids, poor kids, products of desire. Similar to cars or jewelry, status symbols. Does it show that you made it? Enough money for a Benz star? Does it matter if you made money from dealing cocaine and getting a LV wallet, a pimp who's running around with a Gucci belt, a dictator who treats people like shit in Versace shoes. As a brand Chanel is amazing for its products, creativity & marketing, as they can work with the best designers all over the world, there's also a darks side to those brands. It seems that they don't care who they do business with. Even if we live in a material world we don't have to label ourselves.
Andy Leuenberger | MAKING SPACE | book Self-Published | 2014 | Edition : 50, numbered
Andy Leuenberger is a cartoonist based in Berlin known for his satirically biting and absurd humor. Prolific for numerous self-published comic and cartoon books, his work has appeared in comic anthologies, mass-media and small press in Germany, USA, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, and Croatia. His books and artwork are regulary presented in exhibitions and at comic festivals. Andy Leuenberger's fantastic cartoons are modern sociological meditations.
Making Space is an installation for the exhibition LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES and the second book in series after „Where are You From?“ (2012). Themes are images of explosions in the media, which have sublime qualities of landscape paintings of the Romantic Era, distant suffering, the aesthetic of violence and the creation of vacuum as a a means of avoiding inner vacuum. The images are a serie of 38 drawings, ink on paper (50 x 50 cm)
Luca Piazzalonga | Action Claraplatz Basel, 21 August 2014
Luca Piazzalonga is a non-sense activist based in Basel.
The Work entitled „Elephants“ plays with confrontation.
There is a redistribution of significance leading to the display and exibition of personal importance which implements a severity into non-sense and provokes an acceptance based on a lack of understanding towards the same.
Why are things the way they are?- To change a small piece of obviousness sometimes leads to an alter paradigm.
The conquest over reality inevitably leads to the inclusion of specific rubbish.
DJINN TONIX, digital print | 21 x 29,7 cm | edition of 5
DJINN TONIX is a collective based in Basel. They are kids of the DIY scene. The name is programm.
Wednesday - Friday 17.00 - 20.00
Saturday 12.00 - 17.00
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