My father passed away a few years ago. Every year my family gets together on his birthday to celebrate and remember him. It’s difficult to describe those get-togethers, because it’s filled with such a mixture of emotions. You know when you laugh so hard you start to cry? It’s kind of like that – but it works both ways.
Likewise, the visit can be both incredibly draining and overwhelmingly fulfilling at the same time. Because of this, we often find ourselves staying at home, because we are just too wiped out and indecisive to do anything else. Not this year, though. This year we went to see some art.
Our homies Stefan Joch and Andreas Putz, whom we’ve posted about previously, make up “Jardin de Niños”, an artists’ collective that releases amazing zines, posters, prints and exhibition work.Their most recent exhibition at “Lendwirbel” in their native Austria (“a sort of block party with art”) was entitled “auseschiam + improvisiern”.Roughly Translated: “Postone and Improvise”.Andreas emailed us to explain the reasoning behind the name and had this to say, “…we both are such lazy bastards and postpone everything up to a point, where we have to improvise a lot to get a job done.”Another concept behind the exhibit was the layering of black ink over color–the color representing electrical circuits and the guys’ backgrounds at technical schools and the black doodles representing their new aesthetic & way of thinking–“a more artistic way of life.”Andreas & Stefan are all over the place, so here’s a quick list of some of the places you can find these maniacs: