IdleBeats is an artist duo and the first independent screen print studio in China, founded in 2009 by Nini Sum(China) and Gregor Koerting(Germany).
IdleBeats is known for their cross-culture but China-inspired artworks, their ability of wandering between a wide range of art mediums, as well as their non-stop exploration of new styles and the language of screen printing. The duo dedicates to bring soulful print art and the fresh Chinese look to the world, their prints have attracted collectors worldwide also gained attention from global medias such as BBC and CNN.
In addition to print making, Nini and Gregor also create illustrations, album covers, oil paintings, comic books, sculptures, and experimental work. They are often invited to crossover projects and live art performance, as well as exhibitions and art fairs across the world, the recent ones include Druck Berlin Festival and Art Print Asia Exhibition Sydney.
In July 2015 IdleBeats opened IB Print Club -a local community-based screen printing space and print store offshoot of IdleBeats. In November they initiated a continues silkscreen exhibition series ‘Tale of Two Cities’, first one featuring FrenchFourch from Paris.
Tale Of Two Cities #1, IdleBeats[Shanghai] x FenchFourch[Paris]
2015, UNDEF/NE M50, Shanghai China,
Art Print Asia Exhibition 2014, Newsagency Gallery, Sydney Australia,
Chinese Spring II 2014, Stieglitz19 Gallery, Antwerp Belgium,
Druck Berlin Festival 2013, Urban Spree, Berlin Germany,
Flatstock 2013, Hamburg Germany,
‘IdleBeats Print Show’ 2013, TuJiao Art Space, Chengdu China
IdleBeats Poster Art Show 2011, Foundry Gallery, Shanghai China.
‘A Nice Set Exhibition’ 2009, SOURCE, Shanghai China