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222 days of up and down

March 20, 2014
Asja Nastasijevic is an Art Historian with the major in Modern Art. She's involved in art writing and criticism for several years now. Art is her passion and writing about it is both work and pleasure. Among modern art movements she loves Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, and POP ART and her favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. She fell in love with Street Art when she first saw ROA’s Sleepy Pigs in Brussels few years ago. Since then, she devotedly explores this form of artistic expression. She hates when someone asks her whether the street art is a real art. What makes any art a real art? Art is an evolutionary act with constant changes in its performance. In Asja’s opinion, the real art is what you want to hang on the walls of your living room, as simple as that. So she wants to hang the works of Ron English, Gaia and ROA above her TV cabinet or to place the artworks of Mark Jenkins and Isaac Cordal next to her sofa. She enjoys bowling and doodling.

222 days of up and down is the title of a current exhibition by German artist Darko Caramello at OZM Art Space Gallery in Hamburg. Caramello expresses himself through color and geometric forms. His carefully composed surfaces repeat patterns that have a seductive effect on the viewer. Caramello’s designs are strictly geometric and firm in its creation. Or so it seems. The fact is that almost each of his paintings on wood has some part which is deliberately unfinished.  As the artist is playing with our perception, something which seemed solid just a moment ago it’s not anymore. Caramello’s paintings work like a vivid illusion tricks. Is something deranged pretending to be in order or vice versa?  It is left to the observers to find out. Caramello presents over a dozen abstract paintings on wood until March 29.

Street art
Darko Caramello

The Streets of Hamburg

Born in 1979, freelance artist Darko Caramello studied at the Hamburg Technical Art and Animation School. However, before exploring his ways with the brush, Caramello was hooked on a can. He was a passionate graffiti artist on the streets of Hamburg. He had sprayer as a teenager until he landed in prison. Caramello’s artistic path went from graffiti over design and finally to the abstract art.

Graffiti
Darko Caramello

About OZM

Centrally located in Hamburg Schanze district is the OZM Art Space Gallery. It shows 400sqm Contemporary Art with a focus on graffiti and street art in additional permanent exhibitions the gallery offers works by Darco FBI, Loomit, ArtOne, ME, mittenimwald, Dirk Vorndamme and Oz. All exhibitions are also virtually accessible.

Sculpture
Darko Caramello