TEEBS aka Mtendere Mandowa is simply put a painter of sound – a vibrant and shining light in both the audio and visual worlds and rising star out of the Los Angeles kaleidoscope. His music releases on Brainfeeder, poetically described as ‘from hypnotic, dust-covered beats and languid daydreams to cascading shuffles and bright bursts of color’, easily conjure up the imagery that you then experience so vividly in his visual art – iridescent, dreamlike art imbued with vibrant color, energy, and shape.
“Teebs has such a unique and tender magic, as an artist, as a producer and as a human being… He’s a gifted and rare kind…” - Mary Anne Hobbs Xfm
‘His art, much like his music, is brilliantly layered – both melancholy and almost violent at times.’ LA Weekly
‘As a painter, he fashions precisely imagined bouquets of color, disciplined abstractions that convey a love of beauty without a trace of sentimentality, and the same could be said about his abstract hip-hop beats’. LA Times
‘effortlessly gorgeous ruminations on hip-hop expressed through thermal updrafts, babbling brooks, and cracking twigs’ Pitchfork
Curators: Jonathan Rudnick, Stacy Horne & Betty Bigas