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Gert and Uwe Tobias @ CFA


© 2018 Gert
and Uwe Tobias

All Images:
Courtesy of
Fine Arts (CFA)

Installation &
Individual views:
Alistair Overbruck


July 2, 2018 

2-TIMES  Art
Gert and Uwe Tobias,
Not Enough Room
to Swing a Cat

@ CFA Berlin

Carving a space
informed by folklore
and folk art, as the
twin brothers formally
investigate mythical & 
material inheritance.

1973—Braşov, Romania. 

Cologne, Germany. 

‘Not Enough Room
to Swing a Cat’: 
Is the Tobias's fifth
exhibition with CFA, 
comprising a series
of fanciful scenes in
muted pastels and
moody blues — 
developing a practice
that blurs the lines
between fine art and
craft, abstraction and
decoration, history
and folklore. 

Birds perched in 
various stages of 
confinement and 
shape-shifting clouds 
prompt dialogues 
across the works, 
inviting the viewer 
to bring his/her own 
associations, perhaps 
of the canary in a 
coal mine or the 
caged bird who sings, 
to the brothers’ dense 
trove of reference. 

2-TIMES' highlights: 
· Untitled, 2018 
· Untitled, 2018 

On view at: 
Fine Arts (CFA) 
32/33, 10623
Berlin, Germany. 

July 14, 2018.