Founded in 2009 by Elodie Bellanger & Guillaume Trotin, West Berlin Gallery is a multi disciplinary art space specializing in street art & illustration. Since 2010 the gallery operates as an art dealing business and positions itself as a new type of interface between artists and their audience, be it collectors, curators, journalists, brands or fans.
The gallery is located in Berlin Mitte, which is the most creative and artistic part of Berlin. We have chosen to showcase mostly Berlin-based artists in the town that has inspired their work. The gallery comprises a main exhibition room where monthly shows are hosted, as well as a showroom where our gallery's most representative artworks are displayed.
We represent several street art artists including Alias or Prost who have started doing arts off the beaten track. On the street, that is. We have developed a relationship based on trust and mutual respect towards those unconventional artists. This has allowed us to provide not only regular exhibitions of their works, but also interviews and other interactions between the artists and the public.
Having been one of the very first Italian street art artist, Giacomo Spazio then turned to pop art, using literature and music from the 70s and the 80s as an inspiration. His works look like they are from another planet and lead to the exact kind of reaction we think art should convey.
The other main focus of the gallery is illustration, represented by artists such as Hara Katsiki, recently awarded with the Illustrative's Young Illustrator Award 2010, French artist Niark1 and Roland Brückner (Linda's Ex). Those artists manage to express their strong personalities through their outstanding works, and have become great assets to our gallery.
We only showcase original artworks which are not only created on canvas but also on wood, iron and any other support. The artists we support have showed their talent on the walls of many cities. For us, this credibility is the reason their works should be displayed in art galleries.
The artists currently represented include Alias, Roland Brückner (Lindas’Ex), Mein Lieber Prost, Giacomo Spazio, SP38, Alexander Clouchard Barbone, Norbert Reissig, Niark1, Cuypi, Doppeldenk & Hot Cheese Crew to name a few.