Berlin-based creative duo Low Bros have recently finished a new mural in Antibes, France. The mural “Passage” speaks about the social change towards an increasingly digitized and global society and the simultaneous individualization of living conditions (in the cities) and the resulting reduction in the status of rather “unattractive” but essential work.
The Low Bros’ works mostly deals with ambivalences, especially in the field of tension between tradition and progression, using their stylized geometric wolves as asort of avatar, helping the spectator to navigate through their retro futuristic worlds.The wall is located exactly at the passage between Antibes and Juan les Pins. It marks the entrance to the seaside resort of Juan les Pins on the popular side of the district, less known to the tourist population alongside the seaside.
This wall is the perfect example of the involvement of the inhabitants in the process of creation and artistic transmission of the Festival Coul’Heures d ́Automne. The mural works as the new artistic gate of Juan les Pins.
“Passage” by Low Bros in Antibes, France
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.
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.
Check out below for more photos of the stunning mural “Passage”.