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Armin Boehm

02.09.2021 – 16.10.2021

Welt macht Angst, 2020-21, oil and fabric on canvas, 195 x 240 cm
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We are particularly pleased to announce the opening of our first solo exhibition with Armin Boehm (*1972). Titled Against the Imposotions of the Present (Wider die Zumutungen der Gegenwart), the gallery presents recent works by the Berlin based painter.

The exhibition is accompained by a publication with a text by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.

Dust, 2020, oil and fabric on canvas, 160 x 180 cm
EUR 39.000,- incl. 19% VAT
Boulevard News, 2020-21, oil and fabric on canvas, 180 x 210 cm
EUR 45.000,- incl. 19% VAT
Electricity, 2019-2021, oil and fabric on canvas,
50 x 50 cm
EUR 10.000,- incl. 19% VAT
Mull-A, 2020 – 2021, oil and fabrics on canvas,
50 x 50 cm
EUR 10.000,- incl. 19% VAT
Hair, 2021, oil and fabrics on canvas,
50 x 50 cm
EUR 10.000,- incl. 19% VAT
Les Pauvres, 2021, oil and fabrics on canvas, 60 x 60 cm
EUR 13.000,- incl. 19% VAT
Nouveau Balance, 2019 – 2021, oil and fabrics on canvas, 69 x 72 cm
EUR 15.000,- incl. 19% VAT

Wolfgang Ullrich

Against the Impositions of the Present: Armin Boehm’s Society Portraits

zum Text auf Deutsch

In a 2019 interview, Armin Boehm said that we are “possibly […] living in a digital Middle Ages.” 1 That this statement is not exactly to be taken as a compliment to the present should be apparent. But Boehm is not only suggesting that civilization may have regressed from standards once attained; he is also considering whether painting today might have a function similar to that which Hieronymus Bosch once probably fulfilled best. Is it not therefore once again a matter of painting figures of the times “ugly [in order] to reproduce them faithfully” and at the same time “to distance oneself from their deformed appearance”? All the supposed fantasy in Bosch’s paintings, indeed the many drastic details and creepy creatures, would then have to be understood as a kind of defensive magic. In this way, the artist tried to keep at bay the impositions of his present, which was dominated by fanaticism and fears. And Armin Boehm sees himself in a comparable role: as a painter, he mobilizes apotropaic energies to banish the “extreme polarities” that he currently experiences as particularly oppressive and to create, at best, “an ideology-free space” in his paintings.

Exhibition views:

Esprit Pur, 2021, oil and fabrics on canvas, 33 x 28 cm
EUR 7.000,- incl. 19% VAT
Riot-HH, 2019, oil, lacquer and bitumen on canvas, 100 x 155 cm
EUR 27.500,- incl. 19% VAT
Sputiamo su Hegel, 2020 – 2021, oil and fabrics on canvas, 130 x 150 cm
EUR 30.000,- incl. 19% VAT
Resist, 2019, oil and fabrics on canvas, 175 x 155 cm
EUR 39.000,- incl. 19% VAT

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