Rafael Sliks "Ambivalence"



Urban Spree Galerie is pleased to announce Rafael Sliks' solo exhibition "Ambivalence“. The Brazilian artist will be present to show the artworks produced during his short-term Urban Spree Art Residency.

The opening reception will take place on March 16th, at 18:30, at Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain. The exhibition is on view through March 26th. 



Urban Spree Galerie has invited Brazilian graffiti artist Rafael Sliks in March 2017 as part of its Art Residency Program. During two weeks, the São Paulo-based artist has been creating a series of artworks in Berlin, taking the pulse of the german metropolis.

Sliks' artistic universe reflects the tension between the physical chaos present in urban areas and the spiritual introspection he experiences in nature. Both being his main sources of inspiration, Rafael Sliks' art seeks to harmonize and reconcile cities and nature in a single movement, mixing the colors and vision of nature with the ultra-fast movements of his graffiti skills, and vice-versa. Blurring the lines. Ambivalence. 

The art of Rafael Sliks originates in graffiti for which he has developed a renowned style made of fatcapped tags and throw-ups. His indoor work is fueled by colour, repetition and overlapping tags, creating visual enigmas and infinite expanses of universe.

Rafael Sliks is also mainly inspired by music when he's creating. A "chill" music always guides him while he is painting. Here is a music he listened a lot during his residency at Urban Spree :