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    Latest personal work for colab galleries 10th anniversary show opening next Saturday 8pm in Weil am Rhein.
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I'm happy to exhibit new work within the 10th anniversary exhibition of Colab Gallery in Weil am Rhein...
opening this saturday/ 8pm...feel invited...
WELCOME BACK
- 10th anniversary exhibition
Colab Gallery, WEIL AM RHEIN
11. June 2016 – 15. October 2016
 
 
Weil am Rhein-­ On the 11th of June  the Colab Gallery will be opening its doors for the  anniversary exhibition “Welcome Back”.(Initially in 2006, the Carhartt Gallery succeeded  to provide a suitable platform in the region of Basel for urban art and extraordinary graffiti. The loss of Sigi von Koeding in the  year 2010 was incisive and  dramatic. After a turbulent transitional phase Stefan Winterle took over the artistic management and opened the gallery for further streams of urban art.
 
In order to underline the cooperation/togetherness and the freedom of choice within this subculture, the Carhartt  Gallery was  renamed in 2013  into  the Colab Gallery. In the meantime the gallery has gained an international reputation and the two alternating annual exhibitions have become a regular magnet for visitors.)
In 2016, the Colab Gallery will be celebrating its decennial existence, incl.  the period of  the Carhartt Gallery : This milestone birthday will be celebrated with the two annual exhibitions of 2016. As a start the exhibition „Welcome Back“ will take place on the weekend before the Art Basel, starting on 11th of June.
In the past ten years a lot has happened, both in urban art as well as in the Colab Gallery.  While during 2006 arguments about realigning the scene from graffiti towards/to street and urban art and about the connected conceptualities derived, it was nevertheless foreseeable  that urban art would become a serious art direction. Today in 2016, the hypernym „Urban Art“  is generally accepted and has become part of  the canon of art history.
Urban Art is ubiquitous and zeitgeist and at the same time it is already influencing and changing popular culture. Many of the players of that time are now well on their way to becoming the next generation of contemporary  artists. For the first time, in the upcoming exhibition „Welcome Back“, only/exclusively artists, that have already exhibited in the Colab Gallery or the Carhartt Gallery, have been invited.
Including over 150 artists from all over the world over the past ten years, it has been a very difficult task to decide which of  them to invite, as each one has been of importance to the gallery. Nonetheless, many different trends of urban art could be observed over the last ten years. By matter of the compilation, we have successfully chosen some  of the protagonists of these trends in order  to repeatedly show the audience the diversity and virtuosity within the art form of urban art.
 
With the exhibition „Welcome Back“ the Colab Gallery would like to say “thank you” for the long-term support of the scene and of the lovers of Urban Art: For  established graffiti and urban art artists trusted us as right from the start and were prepared to collaborate with a new and unknown gallery. Their experience and fame combined with our commitment and idealism prepared the grounds for what became the Colab Gallery.
 
Another important element of our concept right from the beginning was looking for and finding talents.The more our reputation as a gallery grew, the more effort we put into supporting unknown artists. Today we are very proud, that more than a small number of well-esteemed artists of the urban art scene made some of their first international exhibitional experiences in the Colab Gallery.
 
The Colab Gallery funds/supports artists directly. This is the reason why also in the  upcoming exhibition a certain capacity of space is  held back for the constantly growing in-house collection of art of the past ten years.
Needless to say, that also collectors of print and editions will get their piece of cake.
 
We will be delighted to introduce to you ALEXONE, AMOSE and L`OUTSIDER from France, DOPPELDENK and MARK GMEHLING from Germany, as well as ARYZ from Spain, ANDERS GJENNESTAD from Norway, DREAM from Switzerland and PANTONE from Argentina.
 
Welcome Back June 11th 2016 – October 15th 2016
Opening on 11 June 2016 at 8pm
Most of the artists will be attending
 
CURATOR Stefan Winterle
Next to seven new works I'm going to release "Superstar" in a 50x70cm print edition. Its a not limited edition which makes me able to offer it for a very low price for a limited period of time. Please contact info@colab-gallery.com if you're interested. (info@snaporlando if you're in the US, info@art333.ch if you're in switzerland)
"Superstar" 2016/ 70x50cm / Fineartprint/ signed, stamped, numbered open edition

 
As soon as possible I'll upload some videos of the installation and opening event, the mural I'm going to paint and the work done. Feel invited if you're in the area, if you're up to travel even better. Its definitely worth it. Looking forward to meet you guys and say Cheers at the opening...the exhibition is installed the next 5 months...
Thanks to the Colab-Gallery Team: Anne, Stefan, Susan, Rudi, Fipsi and of course Dan and Kevin! ...and for sure Wolfgang. As always a pleasure to work with you guys!
"Monkeys On My Back/ Down" 2016/ 110x110cm/ Fineartprint on 310gr Hahnemühle (William Turner)/ signed, stamped, numbered edition of 3/floated framing 120x120cm
 
"Monkeys On My Back/ Like" 2016/ 130x110cm/ Fineartprint on 310gr Hahnemühle (William Turner)/ signed, stamped, unique piece/ floated framing 140x80cm
 
"Monkeys On My Back/ Happy" 2016/ 110x110cm/ Fineartprint on 310gr Hahnemühle (William Turner)/ signed, stamped, numbered edition of 3/ floated framing 120x120cm
 
"Global Players" 2016/ 130x70cm/ Fineartprint on 310gr Hahnemühle (William Turner)/ edition of 3/
floated framing 140x80cm

"Carnivores" 2016/ 130x70cm/ Fineartprint on 310gr Hahnemühle (William Turner)/ edition of 3/
floated framing 140x80cm

 
"Monkeys On My Back/ Banana" 2016/ 110x110cm/ Fineartprint on 310gr Hahnemühle (William Turner)/ signed, stamped, numbered edition of 3/ floated framing 120x120cm
 

"Monkeys On My Back/ Burgers" 2016/ 90x110cm/ Fineartprint on 310gr Hahnemühle (William Turner)/ signed, stamped numbered edition of 3/ floated framing 100x120cm

 
"Spirit" 2016/ 40x60cm/ 10 color Stencil on 350gr Hahnemühle/ signed, numbered, stamped edition of 13/
floated framing 50x70cm

 
Superbig thanks to my friend Stefan who helped me a lot getting myself into stencilism!
"Polonaise" 2014/ 60x25cm/ Fineartprint/ signed, stamped numbered edition of 23
"Zzzup?/ Selfportrait" 2014/ 80x100cm Lenticular Print/ signed single piece
Thanks for looking!