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Georg Bohle
updated: 05/18/2013
website: www.georgbohle.org
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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city 5
city 1
city 2
city 3
city 4
city 6
city 7
city 8
city 9
city 10
city 11
city 12
city 13
city 14
city 15
 
Portfolio Keywords:  urban
 
 
city 5 by Georg Bohle
city 5
black fineliner on paper
2009
59.1" x  51.2" 
city 1 by Georg Bohle
city 1
black fineliner on paper
2007
39.4" x  27.6" 
city 2 by Georg Bohle
city 2
black fineliner on paper
2008
31" x  41" 
city 3 by Georg Bohle
city 3
black fineliner on paper
2008
41.3 " x  31.5 " 
city 4 by Georg Bohle
city 4
black fineliner on paper
2010
59.1" x  51.2" 
city 6 by Georg Bohle
city 6
black fineliner on paper
2011
94.5" x  47.2" 
city 7 by Georg Bohle
city 7
pencil, black fineliner on paper
2011
102.4" x  51.2" 
city 8 by Georg Bohle
city 8
black fineliner on paper
2012
54.3" x  40.9" 
city 9 by Georg Bohle
city 9
pencil, black fineliner on paper
2012
100.4" x  59.1" 
city 10 by Georg Bohle
city 10
black fineliner on paper
2012
61" x  39.4" 
city 11 by Georg Bohle
city 11
pencil, black fineliner on paper
2012
45" x  67" 
city 12 by Georg Bohle
city 12
pencil, black fineliner on paper
2012
42 " x  71 " 
city 13 by Georg Bohle
city 13
black fineliner on paper
2013
43 " x  74 " 
city 14 by Georg Bohle
city 14
black fineliner on paper
2013
34 " x  56 " 
city 15 by Georg Bohle
city 15
pencil, black fineliner on paper
2013
43,31" x  67.68" 

Artist Statement

About my Work

 

Surrounded by the buildings of a city a promenader can get overwhelmed by the architectural grandeur. The cultural achievements that the surrounding architecture breathes are telling stories from now and yesteryears.
A different face of a city is the uncanny, sinister or even menacing one  that an urban environment can have.
These thoughts formed the starting point of a drawing research towards ambivalent circumstances in cities and agglomerations.
I use contrasts, conversions and very specific attributes of existing cities as a material to develop imaginary city landscapes.
 In Tashkent in Uzbekistan there is looming a telecommunication tower that reminds one of soviet architecture. At the same time, just a few streets away there are handmade clay bricks lying  to dry in the sun. Modern technique next to an archaic way of production is an example of the contrasts that are reoccuring in my work.

In Jodhpur in India a little mosquito colors a whole city in blue.
The houses there are painted blue to ward off the insects.
Or take Kowloon city in Hong Kong as another example. By now this autarkic agglomeration in Hong Kong is destroyed. After the city was abandoned, there was a caretaker who collected all the keys from the former inhabitants of all the appartments of the city. The collection of keys was put on the walls of the caretaker's office. So he had access to every appartment in case of an emergency in the deserted city.
On the island Montserrat in the Carribean sea  a huge volcano outburst took place in 1995. The hastily abandoned capital Plymouth was covered with a layer of lava. A strange uninhabitated landscape occured. Some parts of the buildings stick out of the lava layer and form the entrance to a buried underworld of collapsed edifices. 
These are fragments of stories and actual places.
They were ingredients that I used while drawing a series of  imaginary cities.

 

Artist Bio / CV
 

  


Education and work

 

­study of conceptual design at the Design Academy Eindhoven, examination in 2007

 

exchange semester at the Elisava design school in Barcelona, ??Spain from March

    to August 2004

 

designer at the design studio Makkink & Bey in Rotterdam from 2007 to   2010 – projects ranged from public space to furniture and interior design.

Also engaged in drawing of imaginary city landscapes for myself during that period

 

“artist in residence" in Tokyo at the "Tokyo Wonder Site" from September to november 2011, an international residency of the Fonds BKVB

 

"working grant"  from the Mondriaan Fonds in spring 2012

 

Currently living and working in Rotterdam, NL
   

A selection of exhibitions and of my drawings:
  

 

"Slick Art Brussels" exhibition in Brussels, Belgium in April 2012   

 

"Hermetic city" exhibition at the “Garage Rotterdam” March / April 2012 ,group show
  

"Paviljoen Rotterdam" exhibition in Rotterdam in February 2012

     

Exhibition of the work in progress to the public during my residency at the Tokyo Wonder Site in Aoyama, "open studio" - 19 September 2011 and November 19,    2011

 

Exhibition of a drawing of an imaginary cityscape "Series 47" an exhibition at the gallery "de Aanschouw" in Rotterdam  August 2011  

 

Exhibition of my drawings of imaginary urban landscapes in the exhibition  "C'era una Volta", Frank Taal gallery, a gallery in Rotterdam May-July 2011

 

Exhibition of my drawings of imaginary urban landscapes in the project area  Dek22 in Rotterdam, September-December 2010
 

Version Fest / Dark Matter group show where my drawing "city 2" was displayed April-May 2009 - Eastern Expansion, Chicago, USA
 

Nai Nest 18 exhibition of my graduation project "third city", an animation film and drawings, from December 2007 to January 2008 - Dutch Architecture Institute NAI Rotterdam, Rotterdam