getting-up was founded in 1999 in Hamburg
as a means of synthesizing diverse creative talents for the implementation of various artistic projects. The brainchild of artists Gerrit Peters (TASEK), Mirko Reisser (DAIM) and Heiko Zahlmann (RKT one), it also sought to make use of its members’ experience and expertise in order to grow and progress as an artistic collective (its three members all have over 20 years of experience)…
Their studio at Mercedes-Haus on the “Elbbrücken” bridge is no longer just a workplace but, over the years, has evolved into a central meeting point for graffiti artists from all over the world as well as a popular address for art lovers and clients alike. And this status has enabled the community to realize their vision of a successful art collective. Indeed, for over ten years now, the collective’s projects have been the subject of considerable international attention.
Their work encompasses the planning and realization of exhibitions, the creation of diverse murals and spray projects in a wide range of sizes, as well as the development of concepts and ideas for future art projects.
One example of getting-up’s projects is Urban Discipline, a successful exhibition series running from 2000 to 2002, which involved the display of various exciting works of art in different Hamburg locations.
getting-up’s many impressive murals include “Identitaet” – on the external facade of a high rise building in Hamburg, or “Prozess” a mural located at Hühnerposten, Hamburg’s historic former railway post office. And the creation of a 2,000 m² banner, hung prominently in Hamburg Port (“Dock-Art”), gained the design collective international acclaim.
Alongside its design work, getting up is also involved in work of a social nature, collaborating regularly with non-profit associations and institutions. It was getting-up, for instance, who designed the well-known Jamliner busses in Hamburg. And Stylekickz, a series of graffiti workshops held between 2008 and 2010 and subsidized by the European Union, was also a product of this multifaceted art collective.
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Thanks to its wealth of experience, the design collective is able to apply its artistic expertise to any kind of surface, regardless of how big or small.
Two and a half years of preparation work were needed in order to translate the vision of a giant painting for the dock into reality.
The international exhibition series Urban Discipline was organized by getting-up.