Christian Boehmer

 

 

Christian Böhmer is an autodidact artist, an street artist, portrait painter und illustrator.

 

He has his roots in the graffiti movement of the late 1990´s,  which is  still a leading part of his colorful and dynamic  style of working.

The basis of his  current period of work is portrait painting, which he  abstracts in his  own unique  way.

Christian Boehmer´s artwork shows people in  the  contrast between anonymity and self-expression, between egoism and self-criticism.

He disclaims the people´s  heads  and uses  paperbags instead,which can carry  or express  a deeper message, that goes beyond the pure  representation itself.

On the one hand, the paperbag itself is the easiest way to self maskerade, but also an abstract way to construct an unifomity, that makes the single person be part of an undefined mass. Although the masses of mankind tries  to underline it´s uniqueness via social media, we alle are  equal.

 

„We wear masks not to hide, but to reveal hidden parts of ourselves“

 

represented by:

19 KAREN Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia

Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Go Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

44309 Gallery, Dortmund, Germany

 

 

references:

 

-  urban art festival "River Tales", Giessen, Germany, 2017

-  urban art festival "Szines Varos", Budapest, Hungary, 2017

-- exhibition "Gruppe 69" Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany, 2017

 - exhibition "Director´s choice", 19Karen Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia, 2017

-  exhibition "Ambivalenz", 44309 Gallery, Dortmund, Germany, 2016

-  nominated for Cologne Art Fair Blooom Award, Cologne, Germany, 2016

-  urban art festival "Upfest", Bristol, UK,  2016

-  exhibition "Gruppe 69" Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany, 2016

-  exhibition at Passagen, Fair for Interiour Design, Cologne, Germany, 2016

-  Blooom Art Fair, Cologne, Germany,  2015

-  exhibition "Faceless"at ART Basel, MYNT Concept Store, Basel, Switzerland, 2015

-  exhibition "Gruppe 69, Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany, 2015

-  Art Basel Miami, Go Gallery, Miami, USA, 2014

-  exhibition "babushka group show", Kuli Alma Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2014

-  Blooom Art Fair, Cologne 2014

-  exhibition "homage to Frida Kahlo", Go Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014

-  exhibition"public provocations VI", Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein, Germany,  2014

-  exhibition "street art cologne", Die Kunstagentin, Cologne, Germany, 2014

-  book publication "street art cologne", by "Die Kunstagentin", Cologne, Germany, 2014

-  exhibition "rule of three", Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein, Germany,  2013/2014

-  exhibition "off the wall" Betahaus, Cologne, Germany, 2012/ 2013

-  exhibtion "inside/outside", Go Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012

-  Stroke Urban Art Fair, Munich, Germany,  2012

-  Stroke Urban Art Fair, Munich, Germany, 2011

-  urban art festival "city leaks", Cologne, Germany, 2011

-  exhibition "Variété Liberté" (Gauloises), Cologne, Germany, 2011

-  exhibition "urban pop art", Gallery Ralph Schriever, Cologne, Germany, 2011