"Phönix", Sprühlack auf Holz, 32 x 29 cm
The Gallery artThiess is representing graffiti-works by the famous graffiti-artist Loomit from 15 June to 23 August 2007.
Loomit (*1968), whose real name is Mathias Köhler, picked up the spray-can for the first time at the age of 14 and was one of the first graffiti-artists in Europe in 1983. Since he has received the Schwabinger Kunstpreis from Munich's lord mayor Christian Ude in 2002, he is considered the star of the Munich graffiti-scene. Furthermore, due to his countless travels and the unbelievable amount of paintings, he belongs to the most famous graffiti-artists in the world.
Often not perceptible at first glance, you can mostly find the pseudonym in his works at second glance: L-O-O-M-I-T. The six letters rise like an arabesque - sometimes hardly to identify, as they already turned into images - 3-dimensionally into the depths of an endless appearing space. They form the stage for the acting of charming creatures full of femaleness, but also for terrifying daemons and magical mythical creatures, for giants and dwarfs, for good and bad personalities. Characters - how figurative pictures are called in the graffiti-slang - join up with the calligraphy into mysterious scenarios which inspire the viewers fantasy and offer a diving-board into a world full of adventures.
In fact, Loomit prefers to place his paintings on legal areas at public locations, but he has been spraying - like many of his colleagues - in his studio on canvas for some years now. This gives him the possibility to try diverse technologies of spraying, to refine his own style und to test new materials independent of a potential purchaser and irrespective of the surrounding area. A selection of these "mobile" graffiti-works is now shown in the Gallery artThiess.
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