Loomit at Pretty Portal Gallery

Loomit – Rahmen sind schwierig (Frames are difficult)


Pretty Portal presents a new solo show by german graffiti-legend Loomit, starting at the end of september.

In 1983, Loomit (alias Mathias Köhler) did his first graffiti at the age of 15. 26 years later he is one of the most known and desired graffiti artist in Germany. Though everything started with a water tower in a small town in Bavaria and a following lawsuit.

The national and international streetart scene knows Loomit for his large-sized and colouful work, that stands out with its extreme three-dimensionality. Single letters and words warped beyond recognition are creating their own new space. His fantastic pictures filled with mysterious characters and secrets make Loomit the epitome of german graffiti.

To escape the mostly illegal streetart underground, Loomit always worked for advertising agencies and private clients. Next to his graffiti-life he received a tatoo artist training by the New York writer-legend Seen, also known as the „godfather of graffiti“. Today Loomit is a legend and a role model himself, looking back on 26 years of experience in graffiti and streetart. In 2002 his work was honoured with the art price of Schwabingen.

The city streets will always be Loomit’s favourite activity area, but fortunately – if you ask galleries all over the world – Mathias Köhler also works on canvas and wood. Thus, the solo show at Pretty Portal presents smaller canvas pieces, that make an innovative use of techniques and materials possible.

Loomit – Rahmen sind schwierig (Frames are difficult)

25.09. – 23.10.
Vernissage: 25.09. /19h – 23h

Pretty Portal
Brunnenstr. 12
40223 Düsseldorf

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