Low Bros sent over a few photos of their two new murals in Hamburg, along with sharing great insight into the murals placement. The location is rich in history and symbolism adding to the murals overall message. Below you can read in Low Bros words the significance behind these pieces.
These are located in a very special place called Gängeviertel in the center of the city. Gängeviertel consists of twelve nice historical houses – the last ones of their kind – which are surrounded by soulless glass and concrete buildings. We are proud that we had the chance to paint the facades of the “Kupferdiebe Haus” (house of copper thieves), the building in which our studio was situated before we moved to Berlin.
Gängeviertel is an important cultural spot for Hamburg and a symbol against gentrification. These houses were empty for several years inspite of severe housing shortage and vanishing sub-cultural spots. The City of Hamburg had just sold the historical buildings to an investor who wanted to remove them when a strong alliance of artists occupied the place in 2009. Luckily, the occupiers were supported by numerous citizens. Under this pressure the City of Hamburg bought the houses back and made them available to the new registered and self-governed association Gängeviertel e.V.
We’re excited to present Low Bros ‘Wasted Youth’, the first LA based solo exhibition of works by sibling artist duo. The ‘Wasted Youth’ opening reception with artists is June 20th from 6 -9 pm. Drawing from 80’s and 90’s skateboard, graffiti and hip hop cultures, the brothers appropriate imagery from the graphic histories that defined their youth, and transform nostalgia into something entirely fresh and innovative.
For more information please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.