The Low Bros is an artist duo, which is made up of brothers Christoph and Florin Schmidt – formerly active as graffiti writers Qbrk and Nerd. Their work most often centers around stylized animal characters with human features, and addresses graffiti, hip hop, skateboarding and other elements which influenced and shaped the artists’ youth in the 1980s and 1990s. While the poses of the characters in the painted scenes come off as macho and overly masculine, a closer look quickly reveals that this is not taken too seriously. The Low Bros also address current topics in their work, which hint to future developments. Their documentation of the youth culture of the 80s and 90s is intended to conserve a former way of life. The use of contemporary methods, however, gives thematic glimpses into the future. The protagonists of their work embody codes and attitudes of city life, which are in contrast to the natural purity of the animal and nature motifs, also integral to their work. This tension drawn from the ambivalence between urbanity and nature gives rise to a whole Low Bros universe.

The work of the artist duo is fueled by the complex interaction between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality: It is the synergy of geometric and flowing organic shapes, cubic effects, expressive color grids and multifaceted patterns that brings their work to life. Influences from design and illustration can be seen, as well as the cool and abstract video game esthetics from the 80s and 90s, and the psychedelic shapes and colors of ancient cultures. Great attention is also given to technical precision and detail. The accentuated play of light and shadow intensifies the contrast and unites the seemingly un-unitable, such as street life and subtle natural mystique. This is done, however, in a rather light-hearted way, thanks to many humorous details, which become apparent upon closer examination. Ambivalence with a wink – this is how the world of the Low Bros could be described; a world where painted scenes are transformed into surreal places of wonder.

The artist duo Low Bros formed in 2011 and has since created numerous thematic series featuring their characters. Their mural, canvas and multimedia projects, as well as their installations have been featured in group shows and solo exhibitions around the world. The Low Bros live and work in Berlin.

Artist Website: http://lowbros.de/

Current and Previous Works by Low Bros

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  • “#offtheline”

    (2016)
    $1,100
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
  • “Bearaeb”

    (2015)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • ‘La Familia’ – Thinkspace 10th Anniversary Show
  • “Brian”

    (2013)
    $2,200
    Sold
    Acrylic and aerosol on wood panel
    16.5" × 23.5"
    42 × 60 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “California Dreamin’”

    (2015)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    11.8" × 11.8"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Call A Culture”

    (2013)
    $5,800
    Available
    Acrylic on canvas
    39" × 78"
    99 × 198 cm

    Show:

    • Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape
  • “Double Trouble”

    (2015)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    11.8" × 11.8"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Flaming-O”

    (2013)
    $4,000
    Available
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    25.6" × 59"
    65 × 150 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Fortress of Youth”

    (2015)
    $2,500
    Sold
    Acrylic and spraypaint on wood panel
    Thinkspace Gallery
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Shows:

    • Wasted Youth
    • 20 Years Under The Influence Of Juxtapoz
  • “French Kiss”

    (2015)
    $1,150
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / LHR – co-curated show with Stolen Space in London, England
  • “Got Game”

    (2015)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    11.8" × 11.8"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Gotcha Back”

    (2015)
    $2,675
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    32" × 32"
    81 × 81 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / LHR – co-curated show with Stolen Space in London, England
  • “Influence”

    (2015)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Scope Miami Beach 2015
  • “Iscreamyouscream”

    (2015)
    $3,200
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
    23.6" × 31.5"
    60 × 80 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Jerry”

    (2015)
    $2,200
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    16.5" × 23.4"
    42 × 59 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Jungle 2 Jungle”

    (2013)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic and aerosol on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2013 / BOOTH E15
  • “Leaving The Cube”

    (2014)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • POW! WOW!:Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement – Curated by Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Presented by POW! WOW!
  • “Neon Wolf”

    (2015)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
    11.8" × 15.75"
    30 × 40 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Part of the Problem”

    (2015)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    15.75" × 15.75"
    40 × 40 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Players Club”

    (2015)
    $4,500
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
    39.4" × 55.1"
    100 × 140 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Skateboard”

    (2014)
    $4,500
    Available
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    59" × 43.3"
    150 × 110 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Styles”

    (2015)
    $2,200
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    16.5" × 23.4"
    42 × 59 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “T-Bone”

    (2015)
    $2,200
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    16.5" × 23.4"
    42 × 59 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth
  • “Wasted Youth”

    (2015)
    $600
    Sold
    Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
    11.8" × 11.8"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Wasted Youth