Curated by James Cavello
Wulf Treu is an urban artist inspired by street life in
Treu’s work parodies underground culture, fetishes, the art world, glorified violence, fashion slaves, nightmares and delusional psychology. The artist’s usage of Pop icons and found objects represents a discourse parallel to the mainstream aesthetic consciousness. Treu incorporates these elements in order to debate the crisis of the self as a centralized identity model. Now more then ever, artists have to shape their work in a context where the plethora of information threatens originality. Wulf’s apparently rough and unfinished paintings represent a reaction to the ever present mass culture and its sleek products. Soldiers and weapons are sometimes evident in Treu’s art, as well as comic relief expressed in the form of youthful toys, games and childlike drawings. Treu explores the idea of the ‘American Dream’ and our search for true happiness.
As a young artist in