Michael Leon, Vexhall Opening Next Week
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 22, July 2010

With one week left until we present Michael Leon’s first solo exhibition in Germany, we are proud to present this clip from the upcoming video installation.

“Since I was a child I’ve been fascinated by flags. The United Nations, Olympics, World’s Fair and other idealized visions of world community have always inspired my artwork and design. This show combines pieces that draw literally from flag design mixed with my own design sensibility and personal history. By going back and forth between reverence and irreverence for vexilollogy, I have created flags for real and imagined countries, events, friends, emotions, ex-girlfriends, and everything inbetween. Some using the strict guidelines of flag design next to some that may have been scribbled on a napkin or inspired by a dream. In doing so this Vexhall (Hall of Flags) is my own personal and nostalgic United Nations.”

Michael was raised in late 80’s, early 90’s skateboard culture. His work lives in a unique place between the worlds of art and art direction and embodies the freedom of thought and Do-It-Yourself tenacity of a skateboarder. A combination which has produced impressive work in many forums and mediums – including paint, print, photography, and video.

Please join us…

Michael Leon, Vexhall
Curated by Arkitip

2 September – 1 October 2010

Opening reception 2 September 2010
19:00 – 22:00

Pool Gallery
Tucholskystrasse 38
10117 Berlin Germany
+49 30 243 42 462 Telephone

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