bike tire drawings by christian grillitsch bike tire drawings by christian grillitsch
jun 23, 2012

bike tire drawings by christian grillitsch

‘velodrawings’ by christian grillitsch, 2012 mdf-plates, white emulsion paint and rubber 180cm x 122cm all images courtesy tony’s gallery

christian grillitsch: velodrawings tony’s gallery, london, england, UK on now until july 15th, 2012

the berlin-based artist christian grillitsch, originally of austria, has on display a collection of his painted pieces drawn from the skidding of his bicycle’s tires on a flattened surface at tony’s gallery in london. by manipulating his brakes and bike frame in a fluid and precise movement, grillitsch is able to produce lively artworks shaped by arched and straight burned-rubber formed lines across the white wooden boards.

what started as an accidental mark on the pavement drawn by his bicycle in swerving and breaking to avoid a pedestrian has now become the method through which grillitsch was able to develop his serendipitous series of ‘velodrawings’. the artist says of the initial discovery of his unusual artistic tools, ‘I immediately knew that this was it, I found my artistic language‘. following the first interaction with this form of creation, grillitsch has fine-tuned his technique, experimenting with his body, bicycle, and brakes to eventually craft his own textured and dynamic artworks upon brightened surfaces to decorate the walls of a gallery space.

‘velodrawings’, 2012 mdf-plates, white emulsion paint and rubber 180cm x 122cm

‘velodrawings’, 2012 mdf-plates, white emulsion paint and rubber 180cm x 122cm

‘velodrawings’, 2012 mdf-plates, white emulsion paint and rubber 244cm x 122cm

‘velodrawings’, 2012 mdf-plates, white emulsion paint and rubber 180cm x 122cm

‘velodrawing in london’ by christian grillitsch

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