Everyday I’m commuting to work. I’m hovering through the city while my thoughts are playing with the houses and the clouds. Sometimes I recognize that the houses try to interact with me, look at me too or just are standing there and wait – just like Treebeard.
Instead of me my friend Vidam converts his experiences and thoughts in his artworks. Since a while he focuses on houses in his environment and how they could cooperate with his creative output. As you might guess this output is definitely prettier than most of the buildings themself wherefore I’m happy to promote his upcoming exhibition at ReTramp Art Gallery.
‘The work in Vidam’s new exhibition “Houses” deals with various themes in the Berliner Artist’s direct environment. For one, it depicts the actual houses in his neighborhood: certain buildings jump out at him for different reasons during walks through town. May it be the individual history of the house itself, a certain tenant or simply the pleasing architecture. He has used isometrics for some time to depict the buildings and now combines that with the idea of create a picture within a picture; in this case murals on the walls of the illustrated houses. These murals have their own reasonings: spontaneous inspiration, graphically aesthetic forms, personal pop culture references or through the stories and surroundings of the house itself. 12 watercolor illustrations, one painting on wood and a screen print will be shown.’ 1
As he told me last week all artworks are hand-drawn and are created spontaneous. Although they look the same size on his images, they are all unique and different. There will also be a special one but therefore you have to attend the exhibition. Have fun and give him my best regards.