“Qui vivra verra” in OZM HAMMERBROOKLYN Exhibit of the graffiti legend Darco FBI from Paris - is a spectacular art exhibition, which is entered via the 500 square meter graffiti in the entrance area and shows canvases as well as room-filling installations on two different floors (800 square meters). As a co-initiator of the Paris graffiti scene Darco achieved a master's degree that has never before been seen in this form in the history of art. A style-defining expression, drawn from the full with the necessary resilience and planted in the heart of our society. The essence of almost 40 years of graffiti writing in the tradition of informal painting, which both transforms in a complex way and makes the encoding of letters energetically visible. He brings us to the root of semantics and thus creates the new signs of a world yet to be discovered.

You can be more than excited, because with "Qui vivra verra" goes Darco FBI another formative artistic step and with this work raises his art to a higher level. in the old OZM Galerie he had already achieved something amazing with "Niveau supérieur" by giving the white cube a completely new appearance. Due to the huge format of the graffiti, the experience of the exhibition space was also strongly focused and thus an incredibly haunting spatial effect was evoked, which contrasted with the usual atmosphere of the white cube. Continued reached Darco FBI with "Niveau supérieur" that a combination of two contrary contexts (street and art institution) is possible. Now it's going one step higher, because the artist will clearly combine the outside with the inside and also use new materials.

Photo by Randy Rocket

Darco was born in Germany and has lived in Paris since he was 7 years old. The artist is known both nationally and internationally in the graffiti scene. With Gawki he founded the legendary sprayer group FBI (Faboulus Bomb Inability), which developed into one of the most recognized graffiti artist collectives. In 1989 he was the first graffiti artist in France to be convicted of property damage. His requirement was to immortalize himself on the walls of the French train company SNCF and on part of Paris's Gare du Nord. Since 1991 is Darco freelance artist. Some of his works have been bought and exhibited by renowned museums such as the Center Georges Pompidou, the Grand Palais or the Palais de Tokyo. He has had a connection to Hamburg since the 1990s, when he created graffiti here together with other international painters, among other things Loomit and DAIM, large wall projects.

Photo by Randy Rocket
Darco FBI in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn

"The highest form of art is the total work of art in which the boundaries between art and non-art are abolished." (Kurt Schwitters) Being normal is monotonous and colorless. And that's exactly what the artist does Darco FBI from France, one of the best international sprayers, with his unique graffiti at the Sternschanze S-Bahn station in Hamburg. On behalf of the Germans

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