Wolfgang Krell: WUMMENIZER

From March, 9 to April, 10 2015


Wolfgang Krell found his passion for spraycans in the graffiti scene of Dortmund already in 1984. From the beginning, he has explored the possibilities of the medium spray paint and presented his work in many group and soloshows i.a. in Carhardt Gallery (Public Provocations), Zurich and London. Willingly crossing limits again and again (The sky is not the limit), Krell decisively influenced the german Street- and Urban Art movement in Germany.

Today he experiments with Stencils and a mix of spraypaint, acrylics and pencil.
His motives show portraits of women and profiles of pistols and rifles. Though his subjects could not have been more different, Krell finds his own artistic signature to harmoniously combine them.
The show title „Wummenizer“, which contains the german word „Wumme“, a slang expression for guns, alludes to the english word „Womanizer“. It brings the motifs of portraits of women and the weapons to a common denominator and combines them to fit together.

The combination of dynamic Tagstyles, color splashes and stencils with elements of contemporary painting dissolves the threatening nature of the weapons, while his woman portraits satirize the sternness of facial expressions and mimics of Beauty Photography by punky, colorful hair.

Krell's intense, contrasting colors, which he stages in front of a white surface, catches the eye instantaneously. The colorful and positive approach of his artworks dispels the negative semantic content of the weapons and the inherent seriousness of the beauty portraits. Wolfgang Krell's imagery seems disarmingly and makes his motives in a pleasant way approachable.

Wolfgang Krell - "Wummenizer"
9.3. - 10.4.
opening reception 6.3. 7pm

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Brunnenstr. 12
40223, Düsseldorf
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