Restrictions and Intuitive Freedom

March 12, 2014

A great 4 man show is opening on March 13th at Galerie Celal in Paris with the works of the duo Graphic Surgery, Erosie, and Tomek. The exhibition is titled “Croisement” and represents a junction of three different aesthetics with the same background in graffiti and urban art. The exhibition focuses on the similarities and the differences between the work of Jeroen Erosie, Graphic Surgery and Tomek. The exhibition will run until April 12.

Galerie Celal
Croisement at Celal

Other Territories

Besides their shared background, they have a similar working method, embracing a friction between conceptual restrictions and intuitive freedom. They share the idea that it is important to push the result of the work to the background, looking for new and other territories. Each of them has a past and a present on the walls of the cities they encounter. This triggers them simultaneously to grow away from that in their studio works. Despite these overlaps, the outcome of their creative process is significantly different. This exhibition is the opportunity to cross those different aesthetical creations, results from research and experiments, in which the main rule is to re-­‐explore the concepts linked to a certain idea of freestyle.

Galerie Celal
Croisement at Celal

The Artists

Graphic Surgery duo  was  formed  over  10  years  ago  when  both artists (Erris  Huigens  and  Gysbert  Zijlstra)  realized  they  were photographing the city  in  a  similar  way. Their  work  derives  directly from the  aesthetic of  elements  relating  to  constructing  and  deconstructing the urban landscape. Operating  between  architectural  concepts,  graphic art  and  constructivism,  each  work  turns  out  to  be  an urban kaleidoscope.

Tomek is playing with the diversity of techniques and the distance between the paper and the glass of the frame.

Erosie follows various aesthetic forms and plays with different techniques. When he was drawing bikes in the streets, the result was at the same time a sign coming from calligraphy, lettering, design, comics and graffiti. 

Galerie Celal
Graphic Surgery, Erosie and Tomek

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