Hartmut Böhm

28. 2. – 13. 4. 2019

Hartmut Böhm

Hartmut Böhm

Závodný Gallery in Mikulov /CZ/ will present the work of one of the most influential German artists in constructive art and geometric abstraction. Hartmut Böhm / 1938 / has been one of the most influential artists in the development of many key European post-war movements such as "Nouvelle Tendence", "Op-Art", and "Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst" since the late 1960s.

Hartmut Böhm's artwork is most often perceived within the predefined order of concrete and constructive art, but at the same time it demonstrate a close connection with minimal and conceptual art.

Each artefact contains several semantic layers of visual communication, furthermore, with the use of geometric nomenclature, a consistent reduction of used elements together with systematic methodologies creates the unique style of the artist.

Hans-Peter Riese, the curator of the exhibition approached the installation in the Gallery Závodný somewhat unconventionally. From the works that gradually originated in the artist's studio over the course of several decades, he selected those that document the relationship of the art piece to the surrounding architectural space of the gallery.

Reliefs, freestanding objects, metallic spatial formations, a table composed of prior works of art or parts of them, and a nearly three-meter-high relief object Tatlin I, those are like some milestone mapping the mental path of the artist.

Hartmut Böhm graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kassel / 1958 -1962, under Professor Arnold Bode, founder and curator of the exhibitions Documenta Kassel /, he lives and works in Berlin.

Hartmut Böhm and the curator Hans-Peter Riese, will be personally present at the opening of the exhibition, which will take place on 28 February 2019 at 6 pm at the Závodný Gallery in Mikulov.

Curator: Hans-Peter Riese
Contact: Petra Korlaar, petra.korlaar@galeriezavodny.com, tel: +420 777 088 252

Photo: M. Polák