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18.11.2005 - 23.12.2005, Karlsruhe
I remember nothing
We are delighted to present the second solo exhibition by Armin Boehm in our gallery.
„I remember nothing“ shows works out of two parallel developed series of paintings. Both groups of works emanate from different historical models in the history of painting. The first group shows sightviews from japanese cities and allude indirectly to Pieter Breughel the Elders „Der düstere Tag“.
The second issue centres Alcatraz, the ancient carceral island, with a reference to Arnold Böcklins “Toteninseln”. By the use of contemporary titles for the artworks and exhibitions, those historical references are integrated into the present, as at the same time they open a timeless space, which is geared to the future.
Armin Boehm partly takes his material out of the World Wide Web with a confrontation of traditional compositions and configurations in mind. His paintings, which emerge of several layers of oil, create an atmosphere of opaqueness and a dry transfiguration.
Both, by the contemporary interpretation of the Vedute and the reminiscence of themes of art history, a relation to a meta-level is revealed. But mostly there is evoked the sense of absence in presence – or the reverse.
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Untitled (Hagi), 2005
oil on canvas
150 x 300 cm