Urban art

Stohead /   Unknown

Germany 1973

Urban Art, Street Art, Sculpture


May 23, 2014
Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls. jean.gallard@widewalls.ch

Born 1973 in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Stohead’s puristic form of graffiti, tagging and throw ups is a form of contemporary calligraphy. Highly visible focused on these handstyles that once leaded him to this artform, his latest works are martial typographic textpatterns of lyrics by rap actors and punkrock bands he grew up with. They often transport sociocritically content in an abstract way.

Stohead started tagging and painting his first pieces in 1989. As a classic graffiti writer he lived in various cities all over the world with a longer stay in Hamburg.

In 1999 Stohead joined the artist group “getting-up” with who he realised some of the biggest graffiti murals and exhibitions in the early stages of the new century. At that time he also started his studio work which brought him to work as a gallery artist and freelance illustrator.

Stohead’ s art refers to a very puristic form of graffiti, tagging and throw ups. As a highly visible writing form on walls in most urban surroundings for the artist graffiti writing represents a strongly influential form of contemporary calligraphy.

Stohead’s latest works are martial typographic textpatterns of lyrics by rap artists and punkrock bands he grew up with. They often transport sociocritical content as abstract interpretations.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014NOWGalerie le Feuvre, ParisSolo
2013(R)EVOLUTIONSpeerstra Gallery, Bursins, CHSolo
2013POTSE 68Circle Culture Gallery, BerlinGroup
2013HYPERGRAPHIABC Gallery, BerlinGroup
2013RADICALLIGRAPHYRuttkowski68, CologneSolo
2013We love stoheadGalerie le Feuvre, ParisSolo
2013Black & whiteKunstclub Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2013REkollektdie Kunstagentin, CologneGroup
2013Art KarlsruheCircle Culture Gallery, KarlsruheGroup
2013DecompositionCircle Culture Gallery, BerlinSolo
2013EphemeralCircle Culture Gallery, Pret a diner, BerlinGroup
2012Paper worksGalerie le Feuvre, ParisGroup
2012&FriendsGalerie le Feuvre, ParisGroup
2012REkollektBethanien, BerlinGroup
2012ArtmoshPraterinsel, MünchenGroup
2012CIRCLECULTURE (pop up show)Alte Münze, BerlinGroup
2012ArtyfakteGalerie Schaufenster, BerlinGroup
2011CIRCLECULTURE (pop up show)Altes Casino, HamburgGroup
2011BrokeGalerie Schaufenster, BerlinGroup
2011THE URBAN ARTISTPresented by Circle Culture Gallery, HamburgGroup
2010VersteckspieleGalerie Im Namen des Raumes, BerlinGroup
2009Young bloodKunstverein, RottweilGroup
2009Write nowKlingspormuseum, OffenbachGroup
2008Scratch the surfaceSoulgallery, BerlinGroup
2008Call it what you like!Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, SilkeborgGroup
2007Fabulosas DesordensCaixa cultural, Rio de JaneiroGroup
2007Wakin up nightsDe Pury Luxembourg, ZürichGroup
2007Still on and non the wiserVon der Heydt Museum, WuppertalGroup
2007We are the people who are darker than blueReinking Projekte & Peter Borchardt. Stilwerk, HamburgGroup
2006Coming soonReinking Projekte & Contemporary Art Projects Blashofer, BerlinGroup
2006Six fingers (pop up show)HamburgGroup
2006Carhartt gallery openingCarhartt Gallery, Weil am RheinGroup
2005Smell of paint in the airK3, Kampnagel, HamburgGroup
2005Smell of paint in the airWestwendischer Kunstverein, GartowGroup
2005Passion des SammelnsSammlung Reinking / Federkiel, Baumwollspinnerei, LeipzigGroup
2005Minimal IllusionsVilla Merkel, EsslingenGroup
2004Characters to holdPictoplasma 1st int. conference on character design Best Shop, Berlin.Group
2003Getting-upGalerie Elbchaussee 8, HamburgGroup
2003City kingzThe Showroom, Bruxelles, Gent , AntwerpGroup
2003Da sein – Positionen zeitgenössischer KunstErnst Barlach Museum, RatzeburgGroup
2003Constructiones urbainesTaxie Gallery, ParisGroup
2003KunstschlachtWorldatelier & Klingspormuseum, OffenbachGroup
2002Sunday art clubOrange Club, HamburgGroup
2002Getting-upMuseum für Kunst und Gewerbe, HamburgGroup
2002Kosmopolite festivalHotel de Ville Bagnolet, ParisGroup
2002Canvars Galerie Horizont der Dokumenta, KasselGroup
2002Urban disciplineAstra-Hallen St. Pauli, HamburgGroup
2002Sights and soundsGalerie Fischladen, GronauGroup
2002Tribus urbainesFete des cultures, BruxellesGroup
2001Urban disciplineAlte Postsortierhalle, HamburgGroup
2001Gamble canBest Western, GeraGroup
2000Urban disciplineEx-I-Punkt Skateland, HamburgGroup
2000Graffiti auf LeinwandKunsthof Dargast, RügenGroup
2000Getting-upSchweriner Schloss, SchwerinGroup
1999GraffitiartPhonodrom, HamburgGroup