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03 Dec 2009

Bartha Contemporary presents Hartmut Bohm - Wandzeichnungen

Hartmut Böhm
Randstand, 2000 - 2002
Steel and Red Pencil
128 x 128 x 4 cm

Photo: Dieter Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart

Hartmut Böhm - Wandzeichnungen


Private View:
Thursday Dec 3rd from 6 - 8 PM

Opening Hours:
Tue - Sat, 11AM - 5PM

Exhibition on view through to Jan 17th, 2010
Gallery Closed from Dec 20th - Jan 5th, 2010

+44 (0)20 7985 0015

136b Lancaster Road
London W11 1QU

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Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce the forthcoming solo exhibition by German artist Hartmut Böhm (b. 1938). The artist's second solo show with the gallery entitled 'Wandzeichnungen' will showcase site-specific wall drawings, a key aspect in the artist's oeuvre.

Hartmut Böhm's investigation of geometric abstraction is routed in a continued interest in the core values of European 'Konkrete' Art. Despite the fact that Böhm is not a dogmatist, his use of industrial materials as well as the pure nature of his compositions reflect an untainted believe in the modern, the contemporary and foremost in the man-made. Rather than indulging in romantic notions of early 20th Century modernism Böhm's works are a contemporary revaluation and evolution of constructivist art. Since the late 60's the artist's work has often been attributed to many of the key European post war movements such as 'Nouvelle Tendance' 'Op-Art' and 'Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst'. However in the past two decades Böhm's work has taken on a much more minimalist sensibility.

For this exhibition a series of radically pared down installations, all encompassing an element of the site-specific, will develop along the gallery's three main exhibition walls. The installation's central work entitled 'Randstand', is conceived out of four steel elements, which are arranged following a sequential system along the four side of an outlined square drawn with red pencil. This seemingly simple work - balanced and without a doubt formalistic, displays the artist's outstanding ability to create works, which continue to engage the viewer beyond the purely ephemeral.

The Exhibition is on view until January 15th; the gallery is closed from Sunday December 20th until January 5th, 2010.

For further information or to receive a reproduction quality images please contact Marie-Theres Reiher on 020 -7985 0015,


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