Today the “Odyssey Two” Exhibition by Futura opened in Berlin. The artist himself was in place as well and showcased an impressive set of new works. Large scale paintings were presented along with some nice hand-drawn scatches. It was impressive to see how quickly the works sold out.
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.
In case you will be in Berlin this week, make sure to go by.
Odyssey Two by Futura
Lots of views from the Futura “Odyssey Two” Exhibition Berlin follow after the jump.