The works of the Low Bros are moving in a field of tension between tradition and progress. In post graffiti and urban art, there seems to be a tendency towards more and more brand collaborations, whereby the critical attitude towards commercialisation also seems to relax itself more and more with an ever-increasing scene, and cooperation with brands often even represents a kind of ""distinction"". In their work at the FIT, the artists will deal with the compatibility of branding and urban art through their own fictitious products and brands.
The artists are working from 5.09 to 7.09.//starting at 11 am
Vernissage, 07.09., 18h with Ökonomiyaki, street food from Japan with Kosuke Tada
About the Artists
The Low Bros are a German Post Graffiti artist duo made up of brothers Christoph (1984) and Florin Schmidt (1982). With a background in street culture and an interest in contemporary developments, they explore a self coined ‘Retro-Futuristic’ vibe. From their collective memory of the 80s and 90s, the Low Bros create a vantage point from which to re-imagine the present future; a perception which refocuses the conflicts they embody in the modern age.
Their work comprises several recurring characters constructed from bold geometric shapes among copper wires, a symbolic means of our modern connectedness. As the viewer begins to deconstruct these forms, the complexity of their aesthetic is revealed with each symbol introducing another layer to explore. A recurring character is the wolf whom we see often duplicated or fractured, his tough exterior juxtaposed against soft spots in pink fleshy tones. Slick shades form emotional and intellectual barriers from the oncoming stares. We are the wolf, inside of an unrecognizable, yet familiar reality.
The Low Bros live and work in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany.
(by Charlotte Pyatt)
Recent solo exhibitions
04/2018 „98 Windows“ / Mirus Gallery / San Francisco
04/2017 „Wired“ / Stolenspace Gallery / London
09/2016 „Perfiction“ / Golden Hands Gallery / Hamburg