Biography of Gert and Uwe Tobias
Gert and Uwe Tobias (born 1973 in Brasov, Romania) are an artist duo based in Cologne, Germany. The twin brothers create drawings and woodcuts primarily, but also work with prints, paintings, collages, and ceramic sculpture. Frequently these diverse media are integrated to form dynamic and striking installations, featuring Carnivalesque scenes. The Tobias Brothers draw on a diverse range of sources and imagery in the creation of their works, ranging from Russian Constructivism to pop culture, to art historical references, to name only a few.
Solo exhibitions include shows at MoMA, New York; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne; Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; and The Breeder, Athens, as well as at the Kunstmuseum in Bonn; the Bergen Kunsthall in Norway, and at the Kunstverein in Heilbronn. Saatchi owns four of their prints, having featured them in a group exhibition of new German art at the Saatchi Gallery in 2011. Recent group exhibitions include Künstlerbrüder at Haus der Kunst, Munich, which travelled to the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, as well as shows at Team Gallery, New York; and Sprüth Magers, London.