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"Traphic: Thomas “Marok” Marecki"
2007-11-20 until 2008-01-19
go gallery confirms its affinities with urban cultures, artistic contaminations and new visual languages introducing TRAPHIC, the first visual book by Thomas “Marok” Marecki published by Unagi Books (www.unagi-books.com) including an essay by Renko Heuer. TRAPHIC presents an interpretation of various networks, time frames, experiences and the general surroundings of modern-day existence, through a combination of visuals and texts based around the headline : ‘traffic’ + ‘graphic’ = TRAPHIC. The exibition TRAPHIC represents the natural and necessary result of Marok's linguistic and artistic investigation. This show carries out the concept displayed in the book through installations, graphic artworks and videos juxtaposing various urban materials and mediums close to street culture.
“With my installment I basically want to create a parallel approach to common things. Link and connect things
which are otherwise considered disparate elements, and thus create a present that is both absurd and real -
just like today’s reality.” - Thomas Marecki
Thomas ‘Marok’ Marecki
Born in1972 in Berlin.
He studied Graphics and Philosophy and has always had a strong affiliation to skateboarding and graffiti.
Working as a graphic designer, he founded the pop culture magazine Lodown (www.lodownmagazine.com) in 1995, which he has been art directing for 11 years. He is currently remaining as publisher and creative director for the magazine beside he has been contributing a number of graphic designs and individual artworks for many publications, products or companies.
A freelance writer who specializes in music, literature, and other wayward non-sequiturs, he’s a contributor to
various magazines in Germany and elsewhere.
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