Christian Boehmer

Christian Boehmer

Christian Boehmer has his roots in the graffiti movement of the late 90´s,  which is  still a leading part of his colourful 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 paper bags instead, which can carry or express a deeper message that goes beyond the pure  representation itself.

On the one hand, the paper bag itself is the easiest way to self masquerade, but also an abstract way to construct a uniformity that makes the single person be part of an undefined mass. Although the masses of mankind tries to underline its uniqueness via social media, we all are  equal.

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

References:
2019
- solo exhibition Christian Boehmer X Gutleut Mainz, Germany
- group exhibition "trio" at the 19Karen Gallery, Goldcoast, Australia
- group exhibition "Capture the Streets" at the Oberhessisches Museum, Giessen, Germany
- mural for the Again Speicher fine arts festival, Speicher, Germany
- solo exhibition at Moniker Art Fair, NoHo New York City, USA
- exhibition "Gruppe 69 # 5" Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany
mural "one wall project" for the Urban Nation Museum of Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
2018
- group exhibition at "The Stockroom" art gallery, Melbourne, Australia
- mural for the Urban Nation Museum of Urban Contemporary Art, residency program, Berlin, Germany
- mural for the fineart festival "again Speicher", Speicher, Germany
- "Upfest" street art festival, Bristol, UK
- ArtMuc Fine Art Fair, Munich, Germany
- exhibition "Gruppe 69 # 4" Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany
- mural "community wall" for the Museum of Urban Contemporary Art of the Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany
2017
- "River Tales" street art festival, Giessen, Germany
- urban art festival "Szines Varos", Budapest, Hungary
- exhibition "Gruppe 69 # 3" Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany
"Director´s choice" exhibition, 19Karen Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
2016
- exhibition "Ambivalenz", Galerie 44309, Dortmund, Germany
- nominated for the Cologne Art Fair Blooom Award, Cologne, Germany
- "Upfest" street art festival, Bristol, UK
- exhibition "Gruppe 69 # 2" Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany
- exhibition at Passagen, Fair for Interiour Design, Cologne, Germany
2015
- Blooom Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
- "Faceless" exhibition at ART Basel, MYNT Concept Store, Basel, Switzerland
- exhibition "Gruppe 69 # 1", Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany
2014
- Art Basel Miami, Go Gallery, Miami, United States
- exhibition "babushka group exhibition", Galerie Kuli Alma, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Blooom Art Fair, Cologne
- exhibition "homage to Frida Kahlo", Go Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- exhibition "public provocations VI", Galerie Colab, Weil am Rhein, Germany
- exhibition "street art cologne", Die Kunstagentin, Cologne, Germany
- publication of books "street art cologne", by "Die Kunstagentin", Cologne, Germany
- exhibition "Rule of three", Galerie Colab, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Also represented by:
Urban Nation - Museum of Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin (Germany)
YashaYoungProjects - New York City / Berlin (USA / Germany)
Colab Gallery - Weil am Rhein (Germany)
19 Karen Gallery - Gold Coast (Australia)
The Stockroom Gallery - Melbourne (Australia)



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