XOOOOX is soon to return to Circleculture Gallery in Berlin with a show fittingly entitled Opening Soon.
Says the press release:
“The mystery surrounding the Berlin street art phenomenon XOOOOX continues to provoke questions. The seductive, introverted-looking women stenciled on building facades and construction fences have fascinated passers-by from Milan to New York City, but what exactly do they mean? And who is hiding behind the name? A man, a woman or a group of young street artists? Since being arrested for graffiti vandalism in the late 1990s, XOOOOX has refused to reveal an identity to avoid trouble with the law.”
“In his new works XOOOOX distinctly contrasts the glamour of fashion culture with existentialist themes such as vulnerability and transience. The life-size stencils of professionally styled photo models form the leitmotif of the figurative studies and scrutinize the worship cult and the seduction techniques of haute couture. Beguilingly beautiful, XOOOOX’s women convey a sense of melancholy and introversion and allude to the growing displeasure with the uniform, consumption-driven hype of the fashion industry.”
An opening reception for Opening Soon will be held on July 10 from 7pm. The show will run through September 4. More details at www.circleculture-gallery.com.