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Dresden-born urban artist Robert Matzke, better known under his alias Rookie, shows himself inspired by surrealism just as much as by comics, punk music and pop culture. At this year’s CityLeaks Festival Rookie designs a massive wall in Nippes.

Mural Painting:
Niehler Kirchweg 71-73
2.-12.9.2013
North Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

startDresden-born urban artist Robert Matzke, better known under his alias Rookie, shows himself inspired by surrealism just as much as by comics, punk music and pop culture. Rooted in the graffiti scene he has, nevertheless, continuously extended his range of forms and motives over the years. Today he divides his artistic activities between his studio and the streets of Hamburg and Prague. He uses both oil and acryl paint as well as spray cans thus uniting the styles of a classical painter and a graffiti artist. The wide range of materials used is also reflected in his works’ content. He not only paints animals and landscapes but also frequently designs grotesque-gloomy scenarios saturated with all kinds of references from art history and pop culture. His bizarre works are of an unmistakably surreal aesthetics whose irony knows how to entertain just as much as how to provoke the spectator. At this year’s CityLeaks Festival Rookie designs a massive wall in Nippes.

http://www.liquidluck.de/

 

 

 

 

 


ROOKIE

Born 1979 in Dresden, Germany

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2013 AUGEN ZU UND DURCH, Kreuzviertel, Münster, Germany
2012 45/60 URBAN ART SHOW, Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken, Germany
2012 THE WEIRD NEUROTITAN, Berlin, Germany
2011 QUERFELDEIN, Haus der Niederlande, Münster, Germany
2011 SIMPLE IS RARE NEUROTITAN, Berlin, Germany
2010 CONCRETE PLAYGROUNDS, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany
2010 OUTDOOR AND OUTSIDE, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
2009 TRASHISMUS, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany
2008 VUOTE A RENDERE, Mailand, Italy
2008 FELL UND FEDERN, Cinema – Münster, Germany
2008 IN_FUSION#1, Herne, Germany
2006 ERHALTET DEN HAVERKAMP, Münster, Germany
2005 TRIPTYCHON, Münster, Germany
2004 NEXT ROUND KNOCKOUT, Münster, Germany

 

 


Rookie

Mural “Mit Schwung durch 2010″ at xhoch4 Exhibition, Ingolstadt, Germany, 2010


Rookie & DXTR (The Weird)

Mural at 4560 Urban Art, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2012