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Urban Spree Galerie Presents: Jim Avignon “Permanent JetLag” (Berlin, Germany)

Posted on June 30, 2017

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Date(s) - 06/30/2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Urban Spree Galerie Presents: Jim Avignon "Permanent JetLag" (Berlin, Germany)

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Jim Avigon


30th of June – 23rd of July 2017

Opening: 30th of June, 2017, 19:00 – 23:00

Revaler Straße 99, Berlin, Deutschland

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to present “PERMANENT JETLAG” a solo show featuring a new body of work by Berlin-based artist Jim Avignon.  The opening reception will take place on the 30th of June at 19:00 at Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain. Runtime: 30th of June – 23rd of July.

Jim Avignon is a painter, illustrator and conceptual artist. Always ready to confront the establishment he is torn between pop art, street art, Picasso on acid or simply being the fastest painter in the world. His signature style consists of vivid colours, a biting humor, unpretentious materials and a mind numbing output.

Jim Avignon’s exhibition “Permanent Jetlag” at Urban Spree Galerie is about the balancing act of virtual life and real life. He depicts how the internet and social media have gradually changed society, and he also addresses man’s tragic, and often comical attempts to keep up with technology. On one hand the world is getting smaller yet in our minds it keeps getting bigger, making it difficult to be everywhere at the same time.

Avignon’s narrative motives are a potpourri of political and societal topics, art, pop culture and characters from fairytales and fables. His paintings serve as a stage for diverse protagonists from figuration, cartoons, anime and a fantasy world. Animals embody the human condition while the unknown lurks behind a façade of cheerfulness.

In Avignon’s fantasy world interchangeable freaks from the catalogue of postmodern society stand around, as their lively inanimate facial expressions reveal a mix of emotions, boredom, indecisiveness and resignation.

Sampling, cover versions and epiphenomena, like gamification, are central concepts in his creative work, they are references to the conflicting poles of visual art, music, mass media and the industry.

Jim Avignon curated a music festival that will happen alongside his exhibition “Permanent Jetlag”. Longtime comrades will perform in the middle of the exhibition space. Jim Avignon created a stage specifically for this occasion. The entire show will be transformed into a walk through installation.

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