ELVIS STUDIO

(HELGE REUMANN + XAVIER ROBEL)

OCTOBER 18 - DECEMBER 1, 2007

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ELVIS STUDIO
(HELGE REUMANN + XAVIER ROBEL)
October 18 - December 1,2007

Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the inaugural exhibition of Elvis Studio (Helge Reumann + Xavier Robel) from October 18 - December 1, 2007. The exhibition will feature drawings and also works on paper, sketchbooks, paintings, artists’ toys, prints, posters and record covers by the enigmatic Swiss (Geneva) artists Helge Reumann and Xavier Robel, who have done collaborative work as Elvis Studio since 1996.

Included in the exhibition will be Elvis Studio’s epic drawing “Elvis Road,” 2001, a one foot by thirty foot scroll drawing of a dense, hypnotic, fantastical metropolis. This drawing was executed spontaneously and alternately by Reumann and Robel over a one year period, and reveals “hundreds of mini-narratives with armed maniacs, rampaging crowds, chaotic policemen, overflowing hospitals, a forest of literal tree-huggers, and hordes of shoppers,”1 A new accordion-style book reproducing the Elvis Road drawing was released this year by Buenaventura Press.

The exhibition will also focus on two large colored pencil companion drawings “Elvis Color A,” and “Elvis Color B,” 2005, (33” x 33” each). These works mix Gumby-type characters with neo-Facists, “Sexy Gun” stores, yogurt shops and religious cultists in a riotous, claustrophobic dreamworld.

There will be drawings, sketchbooks, record covers and paintings executed individually by Helge Reumann and Xavier Robel. Also the artists’ collaborative toys will be on display.

Helge Reumann (b. 1966) and Xavier Robel (b.1971) have been important contributors to underground comics, graphic design, zines and art anthologies over the past decade. Individually and collectively as Elvis Studio, they have been contributors to the covers of Strapazine, Blab, Kramer’s Ergot, and Drozophile among many others. Helge Reumann’s work was included in an exhibition at the Swiss Institute in New York, and Reumann’s toys and sculpture by Xavier Robel will be exhibited by Elvis Studio at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris this fall.

The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-5:30 PM. A preview of the exhibition can be seen at adambaumgoldgallery.com. For additional information, please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338.

* Special thanks to Alvin Buenaventura for his assistance.

 

“Elvis Color A,” 2005
Colored pencil on paper
33 1/2” x 33 1/2”

“Elvis Color B,” 2005
Colored pencil on paper
33 1/2” x 33 1/2”

 

 

“Elvis Battleship,” 2007
Work in progress
Graphite pencil on paper
60” x 95”

 

“Elvis Battleship,” 2007, detail
Work in progress
Graphite pencil on paper
60” x 95”

 

“Elvis Battleship,” 2007, detail
Work in progress
Graphite pencil on paper
60” x 95”

 

 

 

ELVIS ROAD (Buenaventure Press, 2007)
Exhibited will be the artwork:
“Elvis Road,” 2001
Graphite on paper
11 3/4” x 354”
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Exhibited will be the artwork:
“Elvis Road,” 2001
Graphite on paper
11 3/4” x 354”
Click here to view all pages

 

“Hollow Inside 1,” 2007
Acrylic on paper
15” x 15”

“Hollow Inside 2,” 2007
Acrylic on paper
15” x 15”

“Hollow Inside 3,” 2007
Acrylic on paper
15” x 15”

“Hollow Inside 4,” 2007
Acrylic on paper
15” x 15”

 

“Elvis Blabworld ,” 2005
Graphite on paper
16 1/2” x 16 1/2”

 


"Four Horsemen part 1," 2004
Ink on paper
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"


"Four Horsemen part 2," 2004
Ink on paper
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"


"Four Horsemen part 3," 2004
Ink on paper
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"


"Four Horsemen part 4," 2004
Ink on paper
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"

 

“Burst of a Nation 1,” 2005
Acrylic on paper
15” x 15”

“Burst of a Nation 2,” 2005
Acrylic on paper
15” x 15”

“Burst of a Nation 3,” 2005
Acrylic on paper
15” x 15”

“Burst of a Nation 4,” 2005
Acrylic on paper
15” x 15”

 

"Elvis MC," 2004
Ink on paper
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"

 

“Elvis Fight 1,” 2001
Graphite on paper
15 5/8” x 10 3/8”

 

“Elvis Fight 2,” 2001
Graphite on paper
15 5/8” x 10 3/8”

 

“Elvis Fight 3,” 2001
Graphite on paper
15 5/8” x 10 3/8”

 

“Elvis City,” 1999
Graphite on paper
11 3/4” x 16 1/2”

“Elvis Tower,” 1999
Graphite on paper
11 3/4” x 16 1/2”

 

“Elvis RS,” 2001
Graphite on paper
11 3/4” x 11 3/4”

 

"Record Collection," front view, 2001
Gouache on wood
12" x 12"


"Record Collection," back view, 2001
Gouache on wood
12" x 12"

 

"Record Collection," front view, 2001
Gouache on wood
12" x 12"

 

Xavier Robel
Individual sketchbook pages, 2001
Ink on paper
4" x 3" each

Xavier Robel
Individual sketchbook pages, 2001
Ink on paper
4" x 3" each

Xavier Robel
Individual sketchbook pages, 2001
Ink on paper
4" x 3" each

Xavier Robel
Individual sketchbook pages, 2001
Ink on paper
4" x 3" each

Xavier Robel
Individual sketchbook pages, 2001
Ink on paper
4" x 3" each

 

“Elvis Hänni 1,” 2002
Graphite on paper
16 1/8” x 22 1/4”

“Elvis Hänni 1,” 2002
Graphite on paper
16 1/8” x 22 1/4”

“Elvis Hänni 1,” 2002
Graphite on paper
22 1/4” x 16 1/8”

 

“Crossed Guns ,” 2007
Graphite on paper
11 3/4” x 7 7/8”

HELGE REUMANN
Kramer's Ergot #6 cover (back),” 2006
Gouache on wood
17 1/4” x 14”

HELGE REUMANN
Kramer's Ergot #6 cover (front),” 2006
Gouache on wood
17 1/4” x 14”

 

 

HELGE REUMANN
"Crash-Normal," 2006
Gouache on wood
16 7/8" x 16 7/8"

 

XAVIER ROBEL
"B.J.," 2007
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 7 1/2"

 

XAVIER ROBEL
"T.T.T.," 2005
Colored pencil on paper
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"

 

XAVIER ROBEL
"S.I.W.," 2006
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 11"

 

HELGE REUMANN
"Matchboxes," 2001
Gouache on matchboxes
13 1/4" x 10 1/4"

 

HELGE REUMANN
"I Love You Daddy," 2007
Ink on paper
25 1/2" x 15 3/4"

 

XAVIER ROBEL
Sketchbooks, 2003-07
Ink on paper
5 1/2" x 3 1/2"

XAVIER ROBEL
Sketchbooks, 2003-07
Ink on paper
5 1/2" x 3 1/2"

XAVIER ROBEL
Sketchbooks, 2003-07
Ink on paper
5 1/2" x 3 1/2"

XAVIER ROBEL
Sketchbooks, 2003-07
Ink on paper
5 1/2" x 3 1/2"

XAVIER ROBEL
Sketchbooks, 2003-07
Ink on paper
5 1/2" x 3 1/2"

 

 

XAVIER ROBEL
"Elvis Stereo 003 Painting #1," 2002
Gouache on wood
7 1/4" x 7 1/4"

XAVIER ROBEL
"Elvis Stereo 003 Painting #2," 2002
Gouache on wood
3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

XAVIER ROBEL
"Elvis Stereo 003 Painting #3," 2002
Gouache on wood
3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

XAVIER ROBEL
"Elvis Stereo 003 Painting #4," 2002
Gouache on wood
3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

HELGE REUMANN
"Elvis Stereo 003 Painting #5," 2002
Gouache on wood
3 1/4" x 3 3/8"

HELGE REUMANN
"Elvis Stereo 003 Painting #6," 2002
Gouache on wood
3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

XAVIER ROBEL
"Elvis Stereo 003 Painting #7," 2002
Gouache on wood
3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

 

 

TOYS, PRINTS & MULTIPLES

XAVIER ROBEL
"Grausamblech 1," 2000
Three color silkscreen on paper, ed.30
19 3/4" x 19 3/4"

XAVIER ROBEL
"Grausamblech 2," 2000
Three color silkscreen on paper, ed.30
19 3/4" x 19 3/4"

XAVIER ROBEL
"Grausamblech 3," 2000
Three color silkscreen on paper, ed.30
19 3/4" x 19 3/4"

XAVIER ROBEL
"Grausamblech 4," 2000
Three color silkscreen on paper, ed.30
19 3/4" x 19 3/4"

XAVIER ROBEL
"Grausamblech 5," 2000
Three color silkscreen on paper, ed.30
19 3/4" x 19 3/4"

XAVIER ROBEL
"Grausamblech 6," 2000
Three color silkscreen on paper, ed.30
19 3/4" x 19 3/4"

 

HELGE REUMANN
"Sexy Guns," 2007
Two color silkscreen on paper, ed.75
27 1/2" x 39 3/8"

HELGE REUMANN
"Niebelungen," 2001
Five color silkscreen on paper, ed.66
15 3/4" x 11 3/4"

HELGE REUMANN
"Supreme Speedway," 2000
Five color silkscreen on paper, ed.66
19 5/8" x 27 1/2"

"Elvis Brutallo Toy Series," 2002
13 toys, 1 to 5 of each
Plastic toy, cardboard, transfer
12" x 8" each

 

HELGE REUMANN
"D.C. Money," front, 2007
Two color offset
7 3/4" x 3 7/8"

HELGE REUMANN
"D.C. Money," back, 2007
Two color offset
7 3/4" x 3 7/8"

XAVIER ROBEL
"D.C. Money," front, 2007
Two color offset
7 3/4" x 3 7/8"

XAVIER ROBEL
"D.C. Money," back, 2007
Two color offset
7 3/4" x 3 7/8"

 


"Elvis Stereo Night," 2002
Two color silkscreen
19 3/4" x 6 5/8"

 

"Fester," 2002
Three color silkscreen
25 1/2" x 15 3/4"

 

 

 

 

Press:
THE NEW YORK SUN
  THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

TOYS / PRINTS + MULTIPLES / EXHIBITION POSTER