Christoph and Florin Schmidt aren’t just brothers, they are the LOW BROS. Based in Hamburg and Berlin, the LOW BROS are well known for bringing the graphic aesthetic of the 80’s and 90’s, forward into the current day urban art and fine art arena. With the skills to tackle any concept they take on, whether it be a juxtaposition of pink next to blue, blurred next to sharp or geometric next to organic. The brothers are onto it. And why not, with a motivational quote like “we are the wolf”, there is no stopping them from achieving their goals. Low Bros Recap 2018
Getting Hi Brow with the LOW BROS
It doesn’t matter if it is a Montana GOLD, Montana BLACK or Montana ACRYLIC color in their hands. They can bring results which ever material they have to work with. Their skills with hand-made, gives their retro digital inspired artwork a touch of the human amongst the automation. Split screens or pixelated arrows, with a squeeze of lemon their style flows on and on. And in 2018, it did all over the world. Take a peek for yourself to get a little overview of their year here.
Their work comprises several recurring characters constructed from bold geometric shapes among copper wires, a symbolic means of our modern connectedness. As the viewer begins to deconstruct these forms, the complexity of their aesthetic is revealed with each symbol introducing another layer to explore. A recurring character is the wolf whom we see often duplicated or fractured, his tough exterior juxtaposed against soft spots in pink fleshy tones. Slick shades form emotional and intellectual barriers from the oncoming stares. We are the wolf, inside of an unrecognisable, yet familiar reality. The Low Bros live and work in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany.
Images by Low Bros, @ladygnar, @fuzeillear, @jackbirtles, @henrikhaven, @losangeles_ktownwallz_project & @maciejkrugerfoto