1010 (born in Kętrzyn, Poland, 1979) is a Hamburg-based contemporary artist inviting the observer to enter a world of graphic illusions and alluring colors he creates on walls around the world by means of op art. The viewer’s vision is manipulated creating the illusion of three-dimensional gaps or colorful portals that go through walls and urban spaces. For more than a decade 1010 has been painting walls. But he also takes his works to a smaller scale by using different materials and techniques as making papercuts, working with acrylic paint on alu dibond or canvases, installations and lately he has been exploring the medium of projections.

As early artistic inspiration 1010 often speaks of computer games, animated films, comics und fantasy novels. After experimenting with different graphic concepts and by using means of op art, he started the concept of the abstract holes on facades in 2010.

The holes and portals underly a strong but also classical artistic concept, which reaches way back and which works with a quite subtle coloring as decisive element. A fine arrangement of colors and shadows, the unique forms, their peculiar aesthetic and strong effects of graphical illusion convey a perfect optical illusion.

1010’s art has been shown in various solo and group shows as well as Urban Art Festivals internationally. His murals can be found on facades in Panama, Delhi, Las Vegas, San Diego, Dubai, Montreal, Shenzen, Warsaw, Paris, Heidelberg and Hamburg and many more cities around the world. The latest street project was just realized in Madrid.

Solo (selected): Mise en Abyme, Backside Gallery, Marseille, France, 2015; 1118, Duoshow with 108, Soon Gallery, Bern, Switzerland, 2015; False Flag City, Duoshow with Julian Gorten, Affenfaust Gallery Hamburg, Germany, 2015; Serendipity, 10AM Art Contemporary, Milano, Italy, 2016; Eversion, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, USA, 2016; Gravity, Saltfineart, Laguna Beach, USA, 2018. Selected group shows: The 3rd Annual POW! WOW!: Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art, USA, 2016; Spectra, Marion Gallery, Panama, 2016; PM9 Colors, Urbannation Berlin, Germany, 2016; Juxtapozed , FORT WAYNE MUSEUM OF ART, Fort Wayne, USA, 2017; Flourish, MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM, Mesa, USA, 2017; Chimera, GR Gallery, New York, USA, 2018


About 1010’s edition for leikela

Riss, 2019, edition of 100, 10 colors silkscreen print, pulled by hand on 350g Olin paper, 53,5 x 40 cm. Certificate of authenticity is included.











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