About & Above

With one of the most unique aesthetics in Contemporary Street Art; Retro Futuristic duo The Low Bros are made up of Berlin based brothers Christoph and Florin Schmidt. Together, they examine the contradictions associated with identity in a digital age.
Christoph und Florin Schmidt // Photo by David Rasche

Christoph and Florin Schmidt // Photo by David Rasche

Whether looking forward or back, it is the ambivalence of contemporary life, the conflicts of progress and traditionalism which hold at the centre of their creative direction. The Low Bros suggest our generation as being one of fluidity; able to slip in and out of different roles like characters. These avatars assume the guise of animals inside of the Low Bro universe; an allusion to the primal instincts of humans nature. Contrastingly their forms resemble inorganic architectural structures, a nod of the urban surroundings of city dwelling people. Despite the abstract nature of their meticulous painterly approach, we recognise the emotional states of loneliness/isolation, strength/bravado inside of their surreal worlds.

Their unmistakable style is sharp and vivid, with light and shadow heightening the atmospheric ambiguity so often associated with their work. From minimalism to intricate coded imagery, a clear influence of design and illustration is inherent as structures appear as precise as they are complex. Nostalgia of a-time-gone-by features through the presence of objects belonging to their childhood and youth in the 80’s and 90’s
From the streets through to galleries worldwide; the Low Bro aesthetic has evolved from a deeply personal subcultural past, to the collective cultural identity of an evermore metaphysical present.
(Text by Charlotte Pyatt)
LowBros are represented by Golden Hands Gallery (Hamburg) and Mirus Gallery (San Francisco)

Exhibitions


Solo Shows
  • Upcoming
  • 2018 / Mirus Gallery / San Francisco, USA
  • Past
  • 04/2017 / "Wired" / StolenSpace Gallery / London, United Kingdom
  • 09/2016 "Perfiction" / Golden Hands Gallery / Hamburg, Germany
  • 06/2015 "Wasted Youth" / Thinkspace Gallery - Culver City / Los Angeles, USA
  • 05/2014 "Menace Beach pt.2" / OZM Gallery / Hamburg, Germany
  • 12/2013 "WOOD / HOOD" / BC Gallery / Berlin, Germany
  • 04/2013 "Menace Beach“ / Letters Are My Friends / Berlin, Germany
  • 10/2012 "Oh Deer" / Pictoplasma Kitchen / Berlin, Germany
  • 07/2012 "Wild Cats" / Montana Gallery / Lisbon, Portugal
Group Shows
  • Upcoming
  • 15.09.2017 / "5 Year Anniversary" / Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  • 16.09.2017 / Grand opening / URBAN NATION Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  • Past
  • 03/2017 / "South x So Weird" / Mindzai Art and Vinyl, Texas, USA
  • 02/2017 / Project M/11 "Radius" / URBAN NATION Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  • 02/2017 / „Paint It Forward" / Tampa Art Gallery, Florida, USA
  • 02/2017 / "POW! WOW!"Exploring the New Contemporary Movement / Honolulu Museum Of Art / Hawaii, USA
  • 11/2016 / „Scope Art Show" / Thinkspace Gallery, Miami, USA
  • 08/2016 / Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) / Lancaster, USA
  • 07/2016 / "Millerntor Gallery #6" / Millerntor Stadium / Hamburg, Germany
  • 05/2016 / "Entry Point: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement" / Fullerton Museum Center / Fullerton, USA
  • 04/2016 / "What The Weekend Is Gallery" / Urban Spree Gallery / Berlin, Germany
  • 02/2016 / "POW! WOW!" / Honolulu Museum Of Art / Hawaii, USA
  • 12/2015 / "Scope Art Show" / Thinkspace Gallery, Miami, USA
  • 09/2015 / "Reasons for the Seasons" / Stolenspace Gallery - London, United Kingdom
  • 09/2015 / "LAX / LHR" / Stolenspace Gallery - London, United Kingdom
  • 07/2015 / "Millerntor Gallery #5“ / Millerntor Stadium / Hamburg, Germany
  • 06/2015 / "Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape" / Long Beach Museum of Art - Long Beach, USA
  • 02/2015 / "20" Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz“ / Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery / Los Angeles
  • 01/2015 / "La Familia" - 10th Anniversary Show / Thinkspace Gallery / Los Angeles, USA
  • 11/2014 / "Art Beekn" / ARTY FARTY Gallery / Cologne, Germany
  • 08/2014 / "Living Walls, the City Speaks" / Goat Farm Arts Center / Atlanta, USA
  • 05/2014 / "Street Art Cologne" - Book Release / Die Kunstagentin / Cologne, Germany
  • 05/2014 / "Millerntor Gallery #4" / Millerntor Stadium / Hamburg, Germany
  • 03/2014 / "An Even Eleven" / Shooting Gallery / San Francisco, USA
  • 02/2014 / "POW! WOW!" / Honolulu Museum Of Art / Hawaii, USA
  • 01/2014 / "Littletopia" / LA Art Show / Los Angeles, USA
  • 12/2013 / "Scope Art Show"/ Thinkspace Gallery / Miami, USA
  • 10/2013 / "Beyond Eden" / LA Municipal Art Gallery / Los Angeles, USA
  • 10/2013 / "The Weird Rehab" / Ort Für Gestaltung / Basel, Switzerland
  • 08/2013 / "City Leaks" / Festival Centre / Cologne, Germany
  • 07/2013 / "The Weird" / Inner State Gallery / Detroit, USA
  • 05/2013 / "Millerntor Gallery #3" / Millerntor Stadium / Hamburg, Germany
  • 02/2013 / "Bukruk" / BACC (Bangkok Art & Culture Centre) / Bangkok, Thailand
  • 11/2012 / "Emerging Artists“ / Affordable Art Fair / Hamburg, Germany
  • 09/2012 / "The Weird" / Neurotitan / Berlin, Germany
  • 08/2012 / "4560" / Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken / Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 05/2012 / "Escape The Golden Cage" / K&K Telegrafenamt / Vienna, Austria
  • 04/2012 / "Where The Weird Things Are" - Pictoplasma Character Walk / FIT / Berlin, Germany
  • 12/2011 / "Neu West Berlin" Opening / Neu West Berlin Gallery / Berlin, Germany
  • 11/2011 / "Up Down’n’Around" /Verve / Bielefeld, Germany
  • 10/2011 / "Berlin Bandits" / Neonchocolate Gallery / Berlin, Germany
  • 10/2011 / "Stroke 4.0" / Urban art fair / Berlin, Germany
  • 08/2011 / "Freedom Park" / Exhibition of Berlin wall pieces / Berlin, Germany
  • 05/2011 / "Stroke 3.0" / Urban art fair / Munich, Germany
  • 03/2011 / "Backstreet Toys" / Kupferdiebe Galerie / Hamburg, Germany