MARE139 bei den Skalitzern

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Opening Saturday 9th June, 19HR
Artist talk Tuesday 12th June, 18HR

Exhibition 13th – 30th June 2012

Skalitzers Contemporary Art presents the first solo exhibition in
Berlin by renowned New York-based artist, Carlos Mare, aka Mare139.

Mare began his creative career during the formative ‘Golden era’ of NYC
subway painting between 1975-1985, appearing in the original cult
classic documentary Style Wars in 1982. Growing up against the
landscape of hip-hop in its evolution, he charted a new discourse about
the role and aesthetic of the art form as sculpture in the public
space, beginning with letter-based works and progressing to a more
modernist interpretation of the graffiti form. Internationally
exhibited and collected, his sculptural works are among the most
innovative of the post NYC subway graffiti movement.

In 2005, Mare returned to an exploration of the line, introducing a
series of Bboy studies inspired by the movement of the Bboy dance and
its symbiotic relationship with other improvisational forms of
expression born from rhythm, gesture and style.

Mare’s Bboy works marry the abstract, gestural nature of graffiti
writing with the motion of the b-boy dance, effortlessly capturing the
essence of the subject in new symbolic, linguistic, and spatial
formulations. Similar to the constant evolution of a writer’s style,
Mare’s studies continue to evolve, as he further explores subjects,
mediums and styles.

The Bboy is the physical Graffiti artist, he is the lyrical and kinetic
scratch, he is the break beat manifest, the most modern of all
dancers.– Mare139

Exhibiting and lecturing throughout the US and Europe, Mare is active
in the promotion of the cultural legacy of urban arts. His works have
been exhibited at MOCA in Los Angeles, The Grand Palais in Paris,
Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Brighton University of Art -England
and El Museo del Barrio in NYC.

Join us with the artist for the opening night on Saturday 9^th June,
and artist talk on Tuesday 12^th June.

Skalitzers Contemporary Art
Skalitzer Stasse 43
Kreuzberg, Berlin 10997
U1 Gorlitzer Bahnhof
Gallery hours Wed – Sat 13-19hr
Skalitzers Contemporary Art[2]