Henning Bohl, ‘Abysmal True Cyan’, 2012, Casey Kaplan

About Henning Bohl

Henning Bohl is known for large-scale abstract paintings that take on sculptural qualities through collage or the use of canvas supports in unconventional ways. The performative exhibition environments he creates nearly eclipse the individual works; as a means of questioning methods of artistic production and exhibition, Bohl dramatizes the presentation of his work by dividing the gallery into different spaces. For instance, a rose trellis might cut a rectangular gallery in half, or large canvases might rest on a sheetrock table or be hinged to the walls like stage partitions. As one critic mused, he “uses the gallery as a multilayered story-telling device.” Bohl draws inspiration from a variety or artistic practices and art historical movements, particularly the Japanese dance-drama known as Kabuki.

German , b. 1975, Oldenburg, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany