Nils Stærk is pleased to announce the representation of Gert & Uwe Tobias (b.1973, Rumania)
The Romanian-German artist duo is collaborators and twin brothers working with a diverse body of work, embracing multiple media such as painting, collage, typewriter drawings, ceramics and their famous large-scale woodcuts, all of them displaying vibrant color and strong graphic compositions. Drawing upon a diverse sources 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 though the filter of the twenty-first century where music icons and folk myths reveal themselves from the layers of patterned paint and form the individual characters of an old typewriter machine.
Gert and Uwe Tobias (b. 1973 Brasov, Romania) live and work in Cologne. Recent institutional exhibitions include Auf, on view through September 9 at the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Oberhausen, Germany; Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (2016); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2016); Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (2015); Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2014); Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Germany (2013); Whitechappel Gallery, London, UK (2013); GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, The Netherlands (2011); Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (2009); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2009) and Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2007).
Gert & Uwe Tobias
Coloured woodcut (lino printing ink) on canvas
90 x 85 cm / 35.43 x 33.46 inches