With his interventions against today's consumer society, Berlin-based artist Vermibus causes a stir - not only within street art scene. Being part of the adbuster movement, he uses his work in public space to transport his criticism on the aesthetics of advertising industry.
Artist and activist Vermibus uses large-scale advertising posters as source material for his works. He removes and changes them before he places them back into the light frames and billboards in the city. The transformation happens in his studio by using a technique with transparent solvents that chemically break apart colors. Often he changes the exaggerated idols of beauty until they look grotesque. By doing so he dissolves the idols of beauty in the truest sense of the word. His dehumanization of the striking "beautiful" models damasks the initially intended effect.
Born 1987 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Vermibus began writing graffiti in his early teens. 2010 he moved to Berlin, where he ever since is active in the street art scene. Since 2012 the artist executed more than six hundred interventions in public spaces throughout the world. The solo show at Galerie SOON presents Vermibus' work for the first time in Switzerland.