Opening Saturday 30 January 2016 18.00 to 20.00
Exhibition 30 January to 5 March 2016

Serie of 20 riso prints
Edition of 5
size: 29,5 x 42 cm (DIN A3)

300 gr acid free paper
Price for 1 print: EUR 50,-- + shipment from Germany or Switzerland
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Die Spuren #1

Die Spuren #2

Die Spuren #3

Die Spuren #4

Die Spuren #5

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Die Spuren #7

Die Spuren #8

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Die Spuren #20

Sergej Vutuc

born in Doboj (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1979 was raised in Zagreb (Croatia), Heilbronn (Germany) and currently lives and works in Berlin (Germany).

The work of Sergej Vutuc is about observing the development of the modern society; a privatization of the public space and conquering the nature with concrete, on one side, and the natural human urge to expand one's consciousness, to be in between, to exist playfully and live through imagination, on the other side.

Skateboard culture is just one of many contemporary social subcultures whose philosphy is based on the aspiration for playfulness and urge to use the open space in the context of freedom of expression.

TRAGOVI | 2015 by Sergej Vutuc
First Edition of 150
Risographer, 37 Photography
Format: 20 x 25 xm Unfolden page 37,8 x 25 cm
Published by Gloria Glitzer and Sergey Vutuc

Since the mid 1990s Vutuc has been engaged in the punk and skateboarding community and the aesthetics and philosophies of these DIY-cultures have granted his work a distinct character. Skateboarding is an undeniable part of all this, but the board here might better be understood as a vehicle, than a sporting tool or past time.

Vutuc's work reaffirms that the skateboarder is not a detached voyeur of urban modernity. He has to constantly engage with his environmment, re-invt and make new use out of it. His gaze, like Vutuc's, is a nomadic one. It is always searching for things that are usable, beautiful or just plain fun, things he can invest himself in. These fragments become the raw material for stories the "mouth can never say", stories privileged for the eye.

There is seldom anything monumental or grandiose in Vutuc's photographs. Just as in the skateboard pictures, his focus is directed on the small things surrounding him. The events he documents are therefore never the flamboyant stunts or the loud and dramatic "big moments". They are deeply affirmative and at the core of this sub-cultural scene from which his work grew. It is this realization that whatever you have grown up with, isn't something you are stuck wih. Every situation, like the city itself, is adaptable.

Vutuc makes his own prints putting garbage between the light and the paper, scratching and interfering with the image. Just as the imaghes themselves, many of the dilapidated buildings depicted bear scrapess, scratches and wheel traces; signs that the structures have been put into "good use", appropriated and re-invented by skateboarders.

divers zines format DIN A5 | 2014/2015

The last two years Vutuc was traveling through US, Europe, Japan, Israel and Palestine from skate spots to zines fairs. He had publishing a lot of zines and participated to book fairs:

2016: Printed Matter's LA Artbook Fair, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

2016: Die Spuren, Gallery Daeppen, Basel
2015: Friends with books: Art Book Fair Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof
2015: OFFPRINT Paris 2015, Art Publishing Fair Beaux-Arts de Paris
2015: LARB FEST II, Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA zinealta
2015: Between Sideways, Slope Gallery, Tokyo
2015: Breaking the Light, ABC Norio, New York; NYC
2015: Secret Earth released at Printed Matter's / NY Art Book Fair at PS1
2015: Miss Read, The Berlin arbook fair
2015: Offprint London at Tate Modern

more informations:

> Traces of his skateboarding - Widewalls, Januay 2016
> interview Kingpin Mag - Far East Tour
> interview Skate Jawn, March 2015
> interview Solo skate mag - Fear of God - Between Israel and Palestine
> interview October 2014 - The DIY Life & Culture
> interview Artzines, 2014
> interview September 2013 - Huck
> Sergej Vutuc | bigcartel
> Sergey Vutuc | Wordpress