My colleagues at HighSnobiety attended the opening of Futura’s “Odyssey Two” Exhibition in Berlin earlier this week. A collection of large scale paintings and smaller sketched works, the show is a quick burst production – running to Sunday September 27, 2009.
“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.”
Odyssey Two by Futura
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