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Photo by: Gert & Uwe Tobias | Untitled (GUT/2055) 2012

One look at the artwork of Romanian-born twin brothers Gert and Uwe Tobias and we sense that they communicate via a secret code that no one else understands. And that’s what makes their huge paintings, woodcut prints, and drawings so captivating—a lush-colored folklore freak show of sharp, often symmetrical, graphics that meld the duo’s Transylvanian roots with deranged pop culture and sharp Constructivism.

Creepy ghouls with melting faces, jagged flowers, a color-blocked bed with a serrated saw wheel above—the works are slightly horrific, and yet utterly majestic. You can see all of these pieces and more at NYC’s Team Gallery where the Tobias’ exhibition, "Untitled ’13", runs through this Saturday, March 30 in both of Team’s gallery spaces.

Team Gallery: 83 Grand Street & 47 Wooster Street, New York, NY; Tue–Sat 10am–6pm

 

Although you may not know much about American design duo Gluekit, you’ve likely seen their award-winning work in  New York Magazine, GQ, Nylon, and The New York Times. Since 2002 husband/wife team Christopher Sleboda and Kathleen Sleboda have collaborated to make simple two- and three-dimensional designs, airbrush-y retro illustrations, experimental photo collages, typography, and product lines. Then there’s Part of It, Gluekit’s online boutique that works with artists to create cool T-shirts and totes for various charitable causes. Yeah, they’re busy—and clearly in demand.

 

Add a current exhibition/pop-up in L.A. to the list. "Long Play," which runs through April 13 at the Scion AV Installation gallery, “confronts the evolving role played by various objects. Modernism and the ethos of the youth crew-era pair off with clichès and classical Greek expressions.” Hmm, we’re not sure what that means, but Gluekit’s new limited-edition products and work will be for sale—skateboards, home décor, and bedding.