Case Maclaim

Case, aka Andreas von Chrzanowski, a founding member of the reknowned Ma’Claim Crew, has been a photorealism pioneer for over two decades, primarily using the medium of spray paint to embrace the power of movement through the universality of hands. “Power” and “movement” have individually played key roles in the backbone of his German roots, inspiring him to communicate his strong messages of unity and power by overlaying hands. The overlaying “movement” is not just the physical body movement but political movement, generally being left without a particular context in which the viewer is left to visualize the remaining story and/or emotion, relative to their current situations. Having travelled to over 20 countries he has literally left his fingerprints in each, continually leaving bits and pieces of a language understood by all – after all a hand gesture can tell a thousand words.

Vita
– case a.k.a. Andreas von Chrzanowski
– *23. Januar 1979 in Schmalkalden; Thüringen
– 1995 starting to paint with spraycans
– 2000 launch Maclaim
– since that time bookings among others Los Angeles, Mexico, New York, Canary Island, Seville, Sofia, Charlaroi, London, Sheffield, Ronneby, Wroclaw, Milano, Moscow
– 2004 book release of Maclaim-Finest In Photorealistic Graffiti
– since 2008 solo works and projects

Shows (extract)

Burning Bridges @campbarbossa London UK
Outside In @Old Truman Brewery London UK
Pour me some smoke @carmichael gallery Los Angeles USA
two @The Art Lounge London UK
2009
Go Figure @cocoon club Frankfurt GER
Bekannter Fremder @pretty portal Düsseldorf GER
Bornunderpunches @Gallery AbtART Stuttgart GER
The L.A. Case @carmichael gallery Los Angeles US
2010
Never Odd Or Even @Signal Gallery London UK

Publications
– 27 Addicts
– Maclaim finest of fotorealistic graffiti
– Stylefile Blackbooksession
– UrbanArt Book
– 400ml La Collection

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