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David Böhm
updated: 06/08/2011
website: http://www.davidbohm.net/
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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drawing 6 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
drawing 6 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
J.S. Bach – Suita G dur, menuet I, II; drawing 17 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
drawing 10 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
drawing 10 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
drawing 13 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
drawing 13 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
Easy givenness, gallery of Austria cultural centrum Prague
Easy givenness, gallery of Austria cultural centrum Prague
Out of nowhere, Biennial of young artist / Bucharest, Romania
Out of nowhere, Biennial of young artist / Bucharest, Romania
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, obsessive, surreal, site-specific
 
 
untitled by David Böhm
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pencil on paper
2011
25,6" x  19,7" 
untitled by David Böhm
untitled
pencil on paper
2011
25,6" x  19,7" 
untitled by David Böhm
untitled
pencil on paper
2011
25,6" x  19,7" 
untitled by David Böhm
untitled
pencil on paper
2011
25,6" x  19,7" 
drawing 6 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete by David Böhm
drawing 6 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
performace
2010
Dimensions variable
drawing 6 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete by David Böhm
drawing 6 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
performace
2010
Dimensions variable
J.S. Bach – Suita G dur, menuet I, II; drawing 17 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete by David Böhm
J.S. Bach – Suita G dur, menuet I, II; drawing 17 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
performace
2010
Dimensions variable
drawing 10 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete by David Böhm
drawing 10 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
performace
2010
Dimensions variable
drawing 10 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete by David Böhm
drawing 10 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
performace
2010
Dimensions variable
drawing 13 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete by David Böhm
drawing 13 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
performace
2010
Dimensions variable
drawing 13 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete by David Böhm
drawing 13 from cycle Nearly nothing is complete
performace
2010
Dimensions variable
Easy givenness, gallery of Austria cultural centrum Prague by David Böhm
Easy givenness, gallery of Austria cultural centrum Prague
installation
2008
Dimensions variable
Easy givenness, gallery of Austria cultural centrum Prague by David Böhm
Easy givenness, gallery of Austria cultural centrum Prague
installation
2008
Dimensions variable
Out of nowhere, Biennial of young artist / Bucharest, Romania by David Böhm
Out of nowhere, Biennial of young artist / Bucharest, Romania
installation
2010
Dimensions variable
Out of nowhere, Biennial of young artist / Bucharest, Romania by David Böhm
Out of nowhere, Biennial of young artist / Bucharest, Romania
installation
2010
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

I mostly work in tandem with the artist Jirí Franta. Cooperation plays such a big role in our work! It's a dialog of sorts, yielding results quite unlike those of our individual output, whose inherent principle is that we respond to each other's interventions, complement each other, submit to each other. Drawing comes most natural to both of us. We see it as a tool for examining current events by association, and for adding personal (or found) commentaries. The creative process behind the drawing often matters more to us than the final product.

We are interested in combining drawn notes with a time-lapse method - a form of automatic drawing in which we forego some of our distance and control over the result. Take e.g. the exhibition It is not what it could be“ (NOD, Prague 2006): for two months, we went to the gallery every day to draw our observations and records in black paint on the wall. A huge sketchpad-cum-diary thus evolved over time, in constant progression. On the last day, we painted the wall back to blank white. Or take "Easy givenness" (Austrian Cultural Forum, Prague 2008): in daily pencil drawings on the wall over 5 weeks, we commented on things that had captured our attention in the two most widely-read Czech dailies, thus creating our own news collage.

Over time, our interest shifted towards the genesis of drawings and manuscripts itself, and prompted us to begin our performance cycle "Nearly nothing is complete", in which we try to channel drawings through means and obstacles that limit our influence on what the finished work will look like. We might e.g. set up a situation in which the drawing comes into being because of extant movement… For instance, we've drawn using a ship at sea, the bow of a cello, a tightrope artist, motorcycles, a tree in the wind, a gym machine, etc.

The space in which we operate is defined by deliberately abandoning control over the final result and unveiling new possibilities through self-imposed constraints.  

Artist Bio / CV

David Böhm

lives and works in Prague, Czech republic.
Date of birth: 25th February 1982

education
2003-2009 Academy of fine arts in Prague

scholarship and residence
2006 scholarship at Faculdade de Belas Artes, Porto Portugal.
2008 scholarship at UUD ZCU Pilsner Czech
2011 residence Futura gallery, New York

experience
Assistant of Dan Perjovschi at his realization in National Technical Library at Prague 2008–09.

exhibitions individual (select)
2010

Murale, festival Kregi sztuki / gallery Szara, Ciszyn, Poland?

Nearly nothing is complete / Karlin Sudios, Prague

2009
out of nowhere/ G99 gallery, Brno

2008
many possibility not much reasons, / Puda gallery Jihlava
easy givennes / Gallery Austrian culture center Prague

2007
epilogue / nabrezi gallery Prague
Get Rich or Die / eskort gallery Brno

2006
it is not what it could be / NOD gallery Prague

exhibitions group (select)

2011

NY Prague 6 /curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud / Bohemian National Hall New York / US
2010

Jindrich Chalupecký award final 09 / DOX / Prague?

Biennial of young artist / Stribrei Palace Bucharest, Romania

2009
after velvet / City Gallery Prague
Jindrich Chalupecký award final 09 / DOX Prague
untitled, Subvision kunst festival / Hamburg Germany
Diplomanti avu 2009 /
National Gallery in Prague
Aktualizacia II / Mesiac fotografii w Krakowie / Cracow Poland
prize of art critics 2009 for expanded paintings / kritiku gallery Prague

2008
Intercity Berlin Praha 05 graphics - drawing / Berlin

2007
avu 18 /
National Gallery in Prague
gross domestic product 2 / Mars gallery Moscow Russia

2006
Shadows of humor / BWA gallery, Bialsko Biala Poland
super / 555 gallery Porto /Portugal

catalogues
Jindrich Chalupecký award final 10 / Prague 2010?
Biennial of young artist  /Bucharest 2010

after velvet / Prague 2009

Jindrich Chalupecký award final 09 / Prague 2009

subvision kunst festival Hamburg / Hamburg 2009
intercity Berlin Praha / Prague 2007