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Rylsee Plays With Letters, Show Opens at Urban Spree

Posted on August 2, 2017

“How to Play with Letters” is the new monograph, “Other Inbox” is the show. Both are by RYLSEE, the visual artist from Geneva who now lives in Berlin and has been a member of Urban Spree for five years.

Rylsee “Other Inbox” Urban Spree Gallery. Berlin. (photo © Gabriel Balagué)

The new body of work at “Other Inbox” combines his fascination for the letter form and his discontent with the confusion of our current digital communications with each other and the Internet.

“Punctuality is dead, fears of missing out seem to be a common worry while there’s still no app allowing us to be in two places simultaneously,” says RYSLEE as he prepares for the new show opening Friday night August 4th at Urban Spree.

Rylsee “Other Inbox” Urban Spree Gallery. Berlin. (photo © Gabriel Balagué)

A rather nebulous set of conditions and facts that are difficult to grasp and describe verbally for many, the modern afflictions of this fragmented digital life are here visually represented – through the prism of letterform love. Letters are warped, over warmed, sliced, slid, and glitched in ways that seem perfectly normal today, even though we know that they are not normal at all.

Rylsee “Other Inbox” Urban Spree Gallery. Berlin. (photo © Gabriel Balagué)

The monograph is even moreso, as it were – an orderly attempt at ordering an artists aesthetic and personal chaos; a collection of his obsessions. Here you see his typography, design and mural painting, his love affair with word and hand-drawn type compositions. It’s good that RYSLEE is taking the time and effort to preserve a moment in this fluid time. Future us, in retrospect, may understand better what we are going through right now in a furcated, distorted time.

Rylsee “Other Inbox” Urban Spree Gallery. Berlin. (photo © Gabriel Balagué)

Rylsee “Other Inbox” Urban Spree Gallery. Berlin. (photo © Gabriel Balagué)

Rylsee “Other Inbox” Urban Spree Gallery. Berlin. (photo © Gabriel Balagué)

Rylsee “Other Inbox” Urban Spree Gallery. Berlin. (photo © Gabriel Balagué) and poster design by Rommy González, @RommyGon


Rylsee’s “Other Inbox” opens on August 4th at Urban Spree Gallery in Berlin. Click HERE for details on the show. We wish to thank photographer Gabriel Balagué, @Gabee_photography for sharing his work with BSA readers.

https://www.rylsee.com


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