Introduction

The Rumanian-German artist duo, Gert & Uwe Tobias, collaborators and twin brothers, is known for large-scale woodcuts and typewriter drawings displaying vibrant color and strong graphic compositions. Drawing upon a diverse source as popular culture, art historical movements and traditional Eastern European folk art, the Tobias brothers create a body of work that is both playful and evocative. In both their woodcuts and typewriter drawings, traditional handcrafting is given a twist and put through the filter of the twenty-first century where music icons and folk myths reveal themselves from the layers of patterned paint and from the individual characters of an old typewriter machine.