|accrochage «Lightness?» january - march 2012
The twin brothers Gert and Uwe Tobias are born in 1973 in Romania. They live and work in Cologne.
Their work centers on large-scale woodcuts, but also includes typewriter drawings and watercolors, handmade ceramic sculptures, and wooden constructions. They often combine these varied mediums — all of which display lush, vivid color and strong graphic compositions — in installations.
Drawing on such diverse sources as popular culture, traditional Eastern European folk art, and art historical movements like Constructivism, the Tobias brothers create a body of work that is both playful and haunting..