OPEN WALLS Gallery has been collaborating with Vermibus since 2012, and has watched the artist take giant steps in progress towards true mastery of his art. The long and well-known relationship between the gallery and the artist will be celebrated in the form of an exhibition, which will give the audience an opportunity to discover – or re-discover the significance and the unique quality of the artist’s body of work and the Unveiling Beauty series. Surprisingly, even though Vermibus was probably the one to give most character to the gallery’s identity and aesthetic preferences, this will be his first official solo show at OPEN WALLS. That only adds to the list of reasons why you should embrace this chance to see this long anticipated show.
Bringing the Art of Adbusting into the Gallery Space
Exhibiting works that belong to the art of adbusting is not something you can do easily, since these works have significance mostly in relation to their surrounding cultural spaces. This type of art cannot be experienced the same way in the streets and in galleries, but each of the two has their own quality. Hence, it becomes clear that Vermibus is not merely concerned with the issue that comes as the most obvious when observing his works (the unnatural beauty and the matter of true value), but he also examines the border between awareness and perception, between social consciousness and mere observation. His works are meant to be in a critical dialogue with their surrounding, as well as to cast light on the problems related to the uniformed perception of beauty. The viewers will approach the exhibits with a feeling fundamentally different from the one related to the context of the street, but they will be equally challenged by Vermibus’ enigmatic artworks, which continue to subtly provoke, rather than to silently blend in.
Unveiling Beauty Worldwide
Vermibus has made more than 600 public interventions so far, all across the globe, demonstrating that his art knows of no borders, other than the ones chosen by Vermibus himself. The sites that “frame” his art are selected with reason, particularly the ones regarding the Unveiling Beauty series, which directly address fashion, trends, lifestyle and popular culture. The other frame that constantly reappears is the actual frame of a billboard, which serves as an outline and a sort of a physical border that separates the real world from the false advertisement. More often than not, this frame plays an important factor, as it attracts greater attention – just like a regular advertisement would.
Vermibus’ First Solo Exhibition at OPEN WALLS
The first solo show of Vermibus at OPEN WALLS Gallery will present more than 30 works, some of which were made exclusively for the show. There will also be some of his earliest works included, which always comes as a refreshing surprise. The opening ceremony is set for June 2nd at 6 PM, and it will last until 10PM. The artist will be in attendance. The exclusive homage to Unveiling Beauty will be on view until June 25th, at OPEN WALLS Gallery in Schröderstrasse 11, Berlin.