Vernissage: 11.07.2008, 7pm
The best-known piece of the urban artist BONKS! who lives and works in Berlin is his R.P. Mac-Bonk! stencil – a large-scale portrait of a young Jack Nicholson behind bird wire from the film classic „One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest“. Like most of BONK!’s works this stencil captivates the viewer with its excellent graphic translation and its capability to express the essence of the whole film in one image. Since 2004 his motive has made his way through the urban street cosmos of Berlin, was part of numerous exhibitions and finally made its way into the legendary Backjumps Live Issue #3 where the artist presented his into Styrofoam burned stencils on an 8 by 3 meter wall. Currently BONK! is showing his work at the group exhibition „Urban Affairs“ together with 30 other international street artists. From the 11th July until the 6th August 2008 for the first time ATM gallery presents some of BONK!’s works from within the last 6 years of his urban activities. Under the title of „Collabo“ BONK! also shows pieces of the collaboration with the fellow street artist ROMERO.
Originally from Madrid, the street artist ROMERO managed to integrate himself into the Berlin street art scene within a short period of time. The artist’s favourite motive „Sitting Bull“ can be found in most of the Urban Art photo books of Berlin. ROMERO’s aim is to produce catching icons, which impress with its minimalist and graphic appearance. Within the last 3 years BONK! and ROMERO have realized a number of projects together, which impressed by their symbiotic collaboration like the refurbishment of the club legend „TRESOR“ last year and the WHITE GALLERY in Hamburg.