With a mesmerizing use of color that draws visible psychological relationships across his compositions, Berlin-based painter Armin Boehm embeds his subjects into a prismatic world of figuration, symbolism, and cultural reference. Group scene or still life, Boehm’s works travel through a world where George Grosz’s claustrophobic depth of field sets the scene for Otto Dix’s unique brand of the grotesque, where urban bohemianism meets the shrill, queer, decadent and esoteric, where the cult of the body blends into hybrid, double-faced gender neutrality—and at the same time where flowers are carried away from political, as if from another time. The result is psychedelic in the most contemporary sense of the word: deeply emotional, highly intellectual, and ultimately a revelation of the energy that pulses between people, objects, and their surroundings.
Boehm has been featured in exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, Los Angeles, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, the K21 in Düsseldorf, both the Städel Museum and Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt. In 2017 he will present a solo exhibition at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen.
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