DREAMLIKE SURREALISM BY ANDREA WAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Berlin-based Andrea Wan is a Hong Kong-born illustrator and visual artist, known for the dream-like illustrations created in her unique surrealist style. Andrea’s work is often inspired by the subconscious mind as well as her daily life and travels. Her surrealist ink drawings often combine emotional states with dreamscapes and characters that represents people that plays various roles in her life.

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Through an emotional landscape, people, animals and ghosts, Andrea communicates her most private emotions and thoughts, conveying them on watercolor paper. A distinctive visual language emerges from her illustrations, made from acrylic ink.

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OPULENT LUMINOSITY BY JONAS BURGERT

by Ariadna Zierold

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The grotesque and the mystical provide the subject-matter for the majority of Berlin-based artist Jonas Burgert’s work. Bold, sensuous and opulent, the atmosphere in his paintings is of a world of destruction and decay. Working in luminous colors glowing amidst a backdrop of pale hues, the artist depicts an apocalyptic mood of an end time, visions of a netherworld, an unknown myth or a peculiar dream.

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His works describe the inexhaustible theatre play that Burgert considers to be human existence: man’s need to make sense of his purpose in life. It is a quest that seems inconclusive, but which opens doors to every sphere of reasoning, imagination and desire.

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SILKSCREEN ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARION JDANOFF

by Ariadna Zierold

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Berlin-based artist Marion Jdanoff is involved in Palefroi, an art collective in Germany. She currently focuses her work on silkscreen printings and papier-mâché sculptures – two ancestral techniques whose premises originate from China.

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“Drawing is a way to make mountains when one is bored in the plains, to construct armies and send them dying, or not, on the battlefield, to do extremely dangerous and scientific experiments and saturate the rest with animals, for the sport and/or the mythology. To make it short, drawing is really very practical. And silkscreen puts new challenges to it.” Marion Jdanoff

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PAUL PAETZEL’S TALES

by Ariadna Zierold

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Paul Paetzel lives and works in Berlin where he was also born. He likes taking the metro and observing people. He searches for the mystic in everyday life and the normal in the abnormal. Paetzel is a member of the comic collective Édition Biografiktion which he founded with Ana Albero and Till Hafenbrak in 2008.

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The first zines (Biografiktion) they published were comic stories about celebrities adding fictional elements. They decided to start a second series called Human News whose theme varies in every issue and which is more focused on Illustration. To produce their artwork they use the printing techniques which are easily at their disposal: silkscreen, linocut and reprography.

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JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews presents Project M/9 Colors at Urban Nation

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From June 6th to 12th, JUSTKIDS, in association with StreetArtNews, was invited by Urban Nation Berlin to take over their notorious signature event Project M. Bringing summer flavors to Berlin they selected six internationally acclaimed artists, including 1010, Askew, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Borondo, Eron and Fafi to create murals around the German capital for Project M/9 “Colors”. The painting week was finalized with a group exhibition showcasing the works of eleven artists including Tristan Eaton, Felipe Pantone, Okuda San Miguel, Crystal Wagner, Maser, Jan Kaláb, and the six muralists.

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Whether in large-scale murals in urban environments around the world, or on smaller scale pieces on paper and canvas, the featured artists—hailing from around the globe—converge to investigate the specific way a high-octane color palette can produce an intense visual experience. In some of the works—shown for the first time in Berlin—this emerges from the interactions between colours and their tensions and contrasts; while other works inquire into the expressive qualities of colours in the context of visual culture today.

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Surreal Photo Collages by Matthieu Bourel

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French artist Matthieu Bourel, creates handmade, digital and animated collages focused on strong images and the diversions of various visual combinations. Bourel, currently living in Berlin, slices up old photos, multiplying figures into forms that appear as both sculpture and human. He creates characters and scenes that look strangely familiar and dreamlike, but have never existed before. The artist says he hopes “to evoke a fake history or inspire nostalgia for a period in time that never truly existed.”

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“A piece often becomes about the search and desire to combine those emergent narrative symbols that seem charged with a familiar yet distant emotion” – Matthieu Bourel

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‘Fera’ by Bicicleta Sem Freio Presented by JustKids March 5th-8th in London

Brazilian duo, Bicicleta Sem Freio, will present their first exhibition in Europe, as JustKids hosts pop-up show, “Fera”, March 5th-8th at RexRomae in London. After their recent run of large-scale murals throughout Europe and America in major cities like Berlin, London, Las Vegas, Miami, and Los Angeles, Bicicleta Sem Freio bring their signature style of expressive line work and vibrant colors to the four-day pop-up show curated by Charlotte Dutoit.

“FERA” is Bicicleta Sem Freio’s first solo show in Europe. The duo will return to California, and present their first show in the United States at Fifty24SF in San Francisco this Spring.

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Bicicleta Sem Freio mural in Los Angeles
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About JustKids:
JustKids is a network of curators, artists, designers and art consultants that creates international large scale art events and gallery shows, designs conceptual spaces and connects top-tier artists with leading global brands. Since 2013, Justkids has supported a diverse team of inspirational pros and upcoming talents to meet the demands of a constantly evolving art scene, creating new experiences through various mediums, including public installations, large scale murals, live performances, videos and exhibitions.

Exhibition Dates: Opening March 5th 6-9pm, March 6th – 8th,  12p.m. to 6p.m. REXROMAE, 9 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA

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