« The Keep » is a new limited edition screen print from Shanghai-based German artist and IdleBeats' co-founder Gregor Koerting. It's the 7th piece of his art print series named "Real Big City”.
- Words from the Artist
« The Keep » is one of the pieces that refers to a real place in Shanghai, China. The main police department of Shanghai is located on Wuning Lu/Wuding Lu. The sharp edges and straight lines of its dismal appearance erected among low community compounds makes it to one of the most impressive buildings of the city to me.
by Gregor Koerting
Plough through blind haze
with my razor sharp concrete bones
Real Big City a fever face
Mirrored in my skin of glass
Deep down in the hysterical maze
Dwells a viscid coexsistence
A desperate race
under my distinctive watch
- About The Series
" The REAL BIG CITY series is a view on the phenomena of sprawling metropolis as postmodern life
environment. Playing with classic Cyber Punk imagery, gloomy architectural, fictional megacities
are snapshots seemingly lost in crime, isolation and desperate decadence. Though behind the
nightmarish picture of dystopia there is hope for individual freedom, multicultural equality and a
new social consciousness this near future urban reality may bring."
- About the Artwork
Artist: Gregor Koerting (idlebeats)
Paper size: 38x57cm
Image size: 24.5x35.5cm
Paper: Somerset 300gsm watercolor paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Number of layers: 4
- About the Studio
IdleBeats is an artist duo and the first independent screen print studio in China, founded in 2009 by Nini Sum(China) and Gregor Koerting(Germany). IdleBeats dedicates to the creation of soulful screen print art, and never stops exploring the nature and possibility of silkscreen medium.
*All hand printed by the artist himself at IdleBeats Shanghai.
*Unique elements introduced through the hand-printing process make no two prints exactly the same.
*All IdleBeats posters will be shipped with paper tube in 3 days after transaction via China Post EMS service, arriving worldwide within 10-20 days. The package is track-able online, a tracking number will be sent to you via mail.