SNYDER, Fire It Up, 2019


Sprühlack auf reflexionsbeschichtetem Bahnschild, 86 x 30 x 7,5 cm, Original (Unikat)

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Artwork shown in SNYDER’s first solo show ‚Lokomotion‘

In Lokomotion, SNYDER presents works that developed dispartely from typical graffiti but are nevertheless closely related. The artist is literally engaged with the meaning of mobility. He does so by showing paintings on railway signal panels from commuter and intercity train traffic. While the originator usually leaves a part of him/herself behind during the act of train writing, SNYDER flips this narrative upside down by showing objects that come from the world of rail traffic.

Furthermore, Lokomotion means to consistently reinvent oneself within the narrow cosmos of graffiti, without uprooting ones origins. 

The veil in which the creator has wrapped the shown train traffic signs is an adaptation from his figurative works. It resembles a light refracting from an oily reflection, or images captured by an infrared camera. Above all – it is the individual, colorful fingerprint with which SNYDER occupies the art works.

  • J. Malkolm
  • Johnsson
  • +4917660919803
  • Thielallee
  • 66
  • Berlin
  • 14195
  • Germany
  • berlin
  • Christian Kruppa
  • The artist behind the pseudonym "SNYDER" occupies a unique position in the art world. His many years of work as an architect and his passion for style writing are the main driving forces behind the conceptualization of a new aesthetic. He translates these into motifs that stand out for their oscillation between majestic harmony and iridescent power.
    His motifs often show the fragile beauty of endangered animal species, which lend his art an auratic moment. SNYDER unfolds the animal as a soulful counterpart layer by layer on different media such as paper, canvas or wall surfaces with the spray can. The blurs created at the color fringes of the different layers give the missing depth of our digital image space a moment of authentic wildness.
    At the same time, in each of his works SNYDER imitates color aberrations, so-called chromatic aberrations, which have found their way into our visual canon via analog and digital imaging processes. In this way and with the help of the blue hue of his pictures, he questions the immediacy of our visual anchors of perception. Who really knows what a zebra or a tiger looks like in its natural environment?
    Due to our modern inability to look beyond the edge of the display, we have forgotten how to look at the natural environment. SNYDER's works encourage us to relearn instinctive perceptual behavior. In order to be seen, SNYDER's animal worlds adapt their appearance to the urban jungle and attentively target every passing viewer. They develop a pulling effect that is difficult to escape as a passer-by.

    Katja Aksenenka, art historian

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