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Gert & Uwe Tobias

°1973, Braçov (RO) – live and work in Cologne (DE)

Romanian-born twins Gert & Uwe Tobias make collaborative woodcuts, sculptures, collages and drawings. Having moved to Germany in 1985, they studied in Braunschweig and live and work in Cologne. The influence of communist era style combines in their work with the legacies of European folklore and German post-war painting. The Tobias brothers’ giant woodcuts and wall paintings draw on modernist geometric abstraction; but they combine line, shape, colour and typography with the narrative images and patterns of folk art, using decorative motifs such as flowers, plants, patterns, embroidery and domestic objects.

Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

Gert & Uwe Tobias have had numerous solo exhibitions, at venues such as Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle; Whitechapel, London; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover; Kunsthalle Wien; Kunstmuseum Bonn; and Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include shows at MARTa Herford; Centre Pompidou, Paris; MoMa, New York; and S.M.A.K., Ghent.

Gert & Uwe Tobias are represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

Maureen Paley, London

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

Team Gallery, New York


works by Gert & Uwe Tobias