Odyssey Two is the upcoming exhibition by Futura and it runs throughout Art Forum Berlin and brings together 20 years of the urban art pioneer’s work. Significant new pieces will be on display, alongside key works such as the original iconic Pointman canvas and a collection of early Pointman sketches.
The show focuses on the dual themes of memory and the past, and the influence these have on an individual’s imagined world. Futura’s obsessions with space and hyperindustrial landscapes grew from his adolescence: a time when man first landed on the moon, and when the New York skyline soared with a mass of fresh skyscrapers. But the world in his pieces is entirely unique – a place that has developed in his mind over time, where remnants of earlier memories co-exist with imagined, abstract landscapes.Futura’s latest pieces show an artist comfortable in the world he has created, making accomplished works that use monochrome and occasional, frenetic bursts of outline to perfectly convey mood, atmosphere and situation, without the need for graphic symbols.
Collector’s will be able to buy an accessible selection of key pieces in the creation of Futura’s world: study pieces provide entry level works; there will be a trademark Pointman series and a limited print run. There will also be a small number of recent abstract canvases presented in the environment of their creation. The exhibition is produced in conjunction with Artorial.
Odyssey Two by Futura
Exhibition opens on September 24th and runs until September 27th.