Kunstraum is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition, 'x ways to improve your y', a solo exhibition by Jason Coburn, the Rotterdam-based artist, curator, writer and DJ. Coburn has produced new large-scale works directly onto the walls of the gallery, a new series of Risograph print and spray paint works, and a audio visual lecture exhibited for the first time.
Throughout 'x ways to improve your y' Coburn explores underlying systems common to the histories of music, visual art and graphic design. A theme running through Coburn's works is an endeavour to establish relationships between things which are otherwise perceived to be unconnected or in contradiction.
Within the works in 'x ways to improve your y', ideas 'sampled' from outside of visual art are combined and compressed into one another, questioning the traditional hierarchy of art forms. The exhibition is punctuated by a new series of works on paper that utilise media that sit in this grey zone between high and low art. The prints are made using a Risograph printer, a hybrid between a screen-printing bed and a Xerox machine, but the frames and works have been defaced or effaced by spray paint, in some places using the loose approach of an urban tagger, in others utilising the services of a professional spray shop.
Kunstraum is a London based project space with a focus on solo exhibitions of artists based outside of the UK in London's neighbouring European cities. Kunstraum, literally meaning 'art room' in German, seeks to form new relationships with the interconnected art scenes of Europe.