The Whitechapel Gallery presents a major exhibition of Romanian-born artists Gert and Uwe Tobias. The artists' collaborative woodcuts, detailed collages, wall paintings and new ceramic sculptures will be part of a site-specific installation for the Gallery.
Identical twins Gert and Uwe Tobias paint, sculpt, make traditional woodcuts and draw with a typewriter. They have worked together since 2001 and when in their studio the artists often complete each other?s work. Their work is full of strange characters and creatures drawn from eastern European folk art combined with diverse influences, from abstract art of the early 20th century to German post-war painting.
The exhibition includes work from 2008 to the present day as well as a series of new works exhibited for the first time. The artists will also produce a unique woodcut exhibition poster, continuing a tradition of creating a woodcut to mark every one of their solo exhibitions.