Spot one of Keiross’ paintings for the first time and it’ll no doubt prompt a double-take. For starters, you could be forgiven for mistaking the Kreuzberg-based artist for a photographer, such is the intricacy of his work. On top of that, he’s got an uncanny knack for resuscitating those oh-so familiar Kiez snapshots we jet past during our day-to-day, whether that be heading off to work, or slinking home after a night on the sauce.
Distilling the sometimes harsh reality of Berlin’s cityscape is at the heart of Keiross’ style. Based on his own journey of recovery through creativity, he transforms the banal and–dare we say it–ugly, instead finding beauty in the sludge of scenes we tend to copy-paste together, unaware of their hidden grace.
So, ready to wake up to the simple pleasures that surround you? On Friday 28th October, Keiross kicks off his upcoming exhibition, Addicted to Berlin, at Oranienstraße’s favourite indie art shop, Let It Bleed. A total of 20 paintings will be on display, each capturing the essence of Berlin’s gnarled allure we all know exists, but can’t quite explain. Six paintings commissioned by Adidas for their Ku’damm flagship get a debut outing too.
Get down to the launch for a mooch and some vibes. If you can’t make Friday, don’t stress–the exhibition will run into November. We’ll see you there.