Karl Grandin is a Stockholm-based designer and illustrator, and on Thursday 18 September he will have an exhibition opening at Kuvva Gallery in Amsterdam – but it is not just his graphic designs that visitors to the gallery will get a taste of!
Grandin is familiar with Amsterdam, having arrived in the city exactly a decade ago to study at the Sandberg Institute. Since then, he has developed a distinct versatility and works with a variety of different artistic techniques.
His illustrations have been featured in numerous publications, on book covers and on record sleeves, as well as on beer bottle labels – which is kind-of handy, because for the last 4 years he has been one half (together with co-founder Henok Fentie) of a brewing project named Omnipollo that designs and brews small-scale batches of craft beer.
At the exhibition, visitors will be introduced to the universe of Omnipollo, by way of its history through the exploration of Grandin’s illustrations and designs; graphic, minimalistic and colourful, the artworks have a psychedelic, cosmic air. Coinciding with the launch, Omnipollo recently created a new brew, especially for Kuvva Gallery by Omnipollo, at Brouwerij de Molen. It is a purple-pink sour wheat tipple dubbed – ‘Karl Framboise’ – and will be available for guests to enjoy during the show!
You can participate in this dual-sensory exhibition launch at the Kuvva Gallery (formerly Gallery 33), Pazzanistraat 33, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, where the works will be on show until November.