The Same Mistake is Mitchell Syrop's first solo exhibition in Germany at Croy Nielsen. His work has a basis in the visual shape and discordance of language. Usually brief in nature, he has developed a dry, distinctive tone in which he plays with language as a material to be modified and questioned. Moving from New York to Los Angeles in the mid 1970s, Syrop gained access to film and image reproduction technology at CalArts, which, along with the scale of LA’s advertising and television industries, made a huge impact on his work. In the early 1980s he began combining the most generic style of images with charged and reductive clichés and advertising slogans. The results kept a slick, seductive surface lying bare the advertising strategies and mechanisms of that period.