Loomit | pasta poodle
“You have to master your instrument. Painting is the instrument of drawing. You have to be able to draw the apple before you can paint big on the wall. Before you smear paint on the wall you have to have an idea of shape, light and shadow and so on. That comes from drawing. The craft must be learned.” (Loomit, 2020)
It is impressive to see the impact a pack of crayons, paper and an exciting comic can have on children. Growing up in Buchloe, the graffiti legend put himself to the test Loomit with his aerosol cans in rural areas before setting off into the cities of the world to prove his skills and spread his name. Like no other, he managed to make his stage name known around the world, even in the most remote corners. For more than 38 years now Loomit in the urban graffiti world and his heart still beats with full force for this art. And so it is not surprising that to this day his six letters are the main focus of his art. in the OZM HAMMERBROOKLYN you can marvel at this not only on the southern outer facade of the exhibit, but also very well in the new rooms of his exhibition pasta poodle.
Thanks to his decades of practice and the acquisition of new knowledge on his travels, he succeeded Loomit to develop his own visual language that not only takes up traditional elements of style writing, but also oscillates between abstraction and figuration as well as expressive colors. In this exhibition, apart from smaller series, each picture stands on its own and forms an individual universe created by the artist. You can see illusionistic constructions and organically curved forms, which only on closer inspection can be discerned as recognizable plastic bodies.
The basic stage in almost every one of LoomitIn the paintings shown, one or more of his characters (“L”, “O”, “O”, “M”, “i”, “T”) form one or more of his characters, which he usually “builds” into the space. However, he does not understand his letters graphically, but rather pictorially, with light and shadow. As unordered objects in seemingly endless space, they can sometimes distort or bend and become landscapes. Loomit It's primarily about the artistic representation of his name, but he doesn't just want to paint it, but also place it in an interesting way in a room.
A nice example in Loomits exhibition, which takes up characteristic features of the comic and the previous descriptions, is the image The hunt.