HOW & NOSM

Worlds Apart, 2015 India ink, cel vinyl paint, air brush paint, acrylic, spray paint and collage on canvas 72 x 72 inches

Worlds Apart, 2015
India ink, cel vinyl paint, air brush paint, acrylic, spray paint and collage on canvas
72 x 72 inches

HOW & NOSM

Often referencing themes of dichotomy and duality, twin brothers Raoul (How) and Davide (Nosm) Perre examine the struggle for balance through their intricately painted works. Born in Spain and raised in Germany, the Perres first encountered graffiti as teenagers and developed their early style and limited palette. The brothers are known for the seamless way in which they collaborate, finishing one another’s sentences and line work as if operating as a single entity. “Feelings of conflict and struggle are common when it comes to the concept for our paintings. If they evoke that in the viewer, then we have reached the conversation that we were hoping for,” says Davide. Their trademark palette of red, black, and white belies the seriousness of this concept from a distance, but up close, complex characters wind together in an unending spiral of contention. Many pieces present worlds within worlds - stacked and winding together - which the brothers say is illustrative of the weight of forces that impact us individually and within a society.

Their process builds from dominant forms to increasingly small details, with broad arcs of skilful line work dictating the design of more intricate parts. Despite this formal hierarchy, all elements remain significant; whether character, symbol, or geometric construct, all pieces “coexist to create balance.” It is this convergence of disparate elements that creates tension and inspires curiosity.

How and Nosm have created public works and exhibited worldwide, including Berlin, Prague, NY, LA, London, Paris, Detroit and at the Museum of West Virginia University.

B. 1988 in San Sebastián, Spain, live & work in New York, NY.

Contact the gallery for available work HERE.

 
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Art Wynwood – Jacob Lewis Gallery Booth | Miami, USA

2016
Art Basel – Pace Prints booth | Basel, CH
Art Basel – Pace Prints booth | HK

2015

Art Basel – Pace Prints booth | HK
The Armory Show – Pace Prints booth | New York, USA
Paper Trail – Paul Mesaros Gallery | Morgantown, USA
A Different Language | Jacob Lewis Gallery | New York, USA
Art Basel – Pace Prints booth | Basel, CH
EXPO CHGO 2015 – Pace Prints booth | Chicago, USA
International Fine Print Dealers Association Fair – Pace Prints | New York, USA
Art Basel Miami Beach –Pace Prints booth| Miami, USA

2014

Art Basel – Pace Pints booth | Basel, CH
Art Basel Hong Kong – Pace Prints booth | HK
Armory Fair - Pace Prints Booth | New York, USA
International Fine Print Dealers Association Fair - Pace Prints |New York, USA
Appropriate Disruption – Jacob Lewis Gallery | New York, USA
Art Basel Miami Beach | Pace Prints booth | Miami Beach, USA

2013
International Fine Print Dealers Association Fair – Pace Prints | New York, USA Art Basel Miami Beach – Pace Prints booth | Miami Beach, USA

2012
Scope Art Fair – Corey Helford Gallery | New York, USA
This Side of Paradise – Andrew Freedman Home | Bronx, USA
Scope Art Fair – Jonathan LeVine Gallery | Basel, CH
Stuck on the City – City Gallery of Prague | Prague CZR

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2017
How & Nosm: Infinite Moments – Jacob Lewis gallery | New York, USA

2016
In Between – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA

2014
Way Things Are – Pace Prints | New York, USA

2013
Late Confessions – Jonathan LeVine Gallery | New York, USA

2011
Achtung! – Known Gallery | Los Angeles, USA