18 March – 18 April 2015
An exhibition of abstract painting and sculpture by
“I believe I can be better than the machine.”
The street runs deeply in his blood. Urbanski left his days of full-time train bombing back in Berlin where he started writing in his teens and now creates large, shimmering, optically bending spaces composed from the architectural squares, triangles and hexagons of today’s contemporary built environment. The years as an undergraduate student in the very newly de-walled Berlin was a time of full-time devotion to graffiti for this Polish-born but German-homed artist. It was only after he had received his BA in Communication and Graphic Design (BTK-FH, Berlin) (2010) and set off to complete an MFA at the University of Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland (2012), that Urbanski left the train yards behind to pursue a more traditional form of painting full-time. The works you see before you today are a culmination of that biography a testament to abstract art as a direct engagement with the world, not a withdrawal from it. Since his 2012 Artist Residency in South Africa Urbanski has devoted his time to the streets, cultures and social interactions of his new home city, Cape Town.
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