We are pleased to present works by Gert & Uwe Tobias at NILS STÆRK · POP UP at THEIS VINE in Charlottenlund.
The exhibition shows a selection of works from the current presentation in the virtual exhibition space MELLEMRUMMET.
NILS STÆRK · POP UP · THEIS VINE · CHARLOTTENLUND STATIONSPLADS 7 · 2920 CHARLOTTENLUND
Gert & Uwe Tobias
Gert & Uwe Tobias were born and raised in Transylvania and are currently living in Cologne. They are known for their unique world of motifs, inspired both by the traditional folk myths of their country of origin and current popular culture.
Their practice includes ceramic sculptures, painting, works on paper and large color woodcuts on canvas that combine classic painting genre with a printing technique that can be traced back to traditional ways of printing propaganda and pop art appropriation.
Instead of cutting the figure into the wood, they shape the individual motifs into plywood and use a roller to apply the paint to the surface of the wood which finally transfers the color to the canvas. Thus, Gert and Uwe Tobias further develop this well-known tradition within their own practice. Their artistic universe thus has a direct connection to different art historical and cultural epochs and in this way also reflect an anti-nostalgic use of images in current popular culture.
The figure is always the focal point of the work, whether it is designed sculpturally or picturesquely and its unique design has become a hallmark that places the artist duo firmly on the European contemporary art scene.
Gert & Uwe Tobias (b. 1973 in Kronstadt, Brasov, Romania) lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
Their works are exhibited in a large number of museums around the world. Including solo exhibitions at: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen; Sprengel Museum, Hanover; Whitechapel, London; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia; Kunstmuseum Bonn; UCLA, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
They are represented in a number of public collections. Including: MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, New York; SFMOMA, San Francisco; UCLA, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Collezione Maramotti, Max Mara, Reggio Emilia; Kunstmuseum Bonn; FRAC Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand; Collection Goetz, Munich; Sprengel Museum, Hanover; Graphic State Collection, Munich.