From the Catalogue:
Armin Boehm’s paintings oscillate between origination, presence and abstinence regardless of their sujet, that is not really tangible and finds itself somewhere between landscape and portrait painting. Existence and disappearance becomes valid in the haptic of the surfaces of Armin Boehm’s paintings, and compositions, too. The question points to the possibility of painting that the artist lets become subject while developing his painting between figuration and symbolic. Source: meyer-riegger.de
Image rights: Donated by Armin Boehm and Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe Photo: Gunter Lepkowski
About Armin Boehm
Armin Boehm paints fictitious and spatially impossible scenes, based on urban layouts and architectural constructions, that are meant to evoke the inner human condition. The images, which sometimes appear to be aerial views or perpetually receding landscapes, explore the idea of natural and manmade borders in geographic surfaces. His most famous works are large-scale paintings, constructed using complex combinations of materials including fabric, oil paint, pure pigment, metal, and sand. A majority of Boehm’s paintings have dark palettes and depict nocturnal views with small sources of light; in preparation for exhibiting his paintings, Boehm has been known to paint the walls gray and dim the lights to deepen the experience of darkness. Other subjects have included interiors, smashed trees, bucolic scenes, and car wrecks.
German, b. 1972, Aachen, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany