Kalashnikovv Gallery & Gallery One11 are proud to present:
"The Ascension" A dual exhibition featuring Louis de Villiers AKA Skullboy and Felix Laband.
The next installment in our gallery collaboration series takes us to Loop Street in Cape Town for a highly anticipated journey into the minds of two of the most exciting contemporary artists of today.
Louis de Villiers (skullboy)
A South African artist and instigator, previously working under the moniker of ‘skullboy’ between 2006 and 2017, Louis de Villiers currently lives and makes works out of New York city.
– Baang+Burne Rebrand Auction, New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 2014
– ABSA Klein Karoo Kunstefees, Karoo, SOUTH AFRICA
– I take it all back Group Show, Johannesburg
– Durbanism Group show, 8 morrison Street, Durban SOUTH AFRICA
– Looking Forward, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, 2015
– Urban A Group Show, Space Between, Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA
– Can’t Fool Me Group Show, Curated by Curated By Collective, Berlin GERMANY
– Yung Metamoderni$m solo exhibition, Space Between, Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA
– Kalashnikovv Gallery Booth, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA
– Kalashnikovv Gallery Booth, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA
- The Scramble for Africa, Kalashnikovv Galerie, Berlin GERMANY, 2017
- The Preoccupied lives of Islands, Solo exhibition Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA
Felix Laband is an electronic musician and visual artist born in 1977 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Well known for creating light, emotional and minimalist soundscapes, Felix has also crafted an instantly recognizable visual language in tandem with his music. Using the medium of collage to design original artworks for many of his albums, Ep's and singular releases over the last decade.
Felix's visual art making practice resembles an ongoing critique of popular culture as seen from within the entertainment industry. Using well know South African publications on potentially banal themes such as wildlife and various histories of colonialism, each collage represents the culture clash of native African culture and "white South Africa" as seen by someone living through the end of Apartheid and the beginning of a democratic state.
- "The Whole is greater than the sum of its parts" Group Exhibition Kalashnikovv, Johannesburg. 2017
- FNB Johannesburg Artfair, Kalashnikovv Gallery Booth, 2018
- Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Kalashnikovv Gallery Booth