CREAM – Nischengold & Schriftverkehr
Solo show from the 19th to the 28th of August 2022
Opening: Friday, August 19, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The solo exhibition “Nischengold & Schriftverkehr” presents new works by the Berlin based artist CREAM and offers an insight into the transposition of his art from urban space to studio works. The photographs of his works on outdoor architecture; his sketches, collages, and works on glass show us an abstracted form – entities, stylised vertical letter images that challenge our habits of perception. His elaborate works on glass, made specifically for the exhibition on old windows from the Wilhelminian period, were transported as raw material from the street to the studio and thus saved from being trash.
As architectural elements/windows, they symbolize the optical transition from inside to outside and outside to inside: offering the artist the perfect frame for painted „shape games“, incorporating a special technique for glass.
Charged with the letter aesthetics of CREAM and enhanced with traditional signpainter’s craft and gilding; this series of works incorporate ancient techniques as well as contemporary letter aesthetics that make these unique works act as classic, modern, contemporary, and at the same time universally timeless.
Curated by Katia Hermann.
About the artist
CREAM was born in Potsdam in 1977. He first came into contact with graffiti culture in 1991. Since then, he has been constantly exploring the phenomenon of graffiti writing on an aesthetic and content-related level. Other focal points of his artistic work are interventions in urban space through various craft practices, as well as process and project-oriented work in the context of cultural education and art education. He lives and works as a freelance artist in Berlin.