“What’s the colour of money?” is the new street art show by well-known Berlin based stencil artist Emess!
Who are the the famous personalities of money, production, time, freedom and market? This is the question Emess asks and answers in his recent, more than 50 stencil portraits, which show that street art’s roots are also touched by constructivism, pop-art and Dada:
“In this series of portraits, Emess uses the well-known prints of the famous personalities depicted on currencies like the dollar, the pound, the Danish and Swedish krona or the Turkish lira. Emess combines the antique handicraft style of wood and copper engraving with the pop-iness of modern song titles and beyond that deals with our profane relationship to our beloved money.
Pink letters scream the famous Beatles title “(Money)… can’t buy me love!” under the image of Queen Elisabeth taken from the English Pound note . Or the one dollar icon George Washington decorates himself with the song title “(Money)… don’t matter tonight!” by Prince.”
(From the flyer.)
Emess’ “What’s the colour of money?” stencil art show starts this evening 7pm at the ATM Gallery in Berlin and runs until October 11th. I’ll be there today!
ATM Gallery Berlin
10119 Berlin, Germany