ROTATION # 2 Bernhard Buhmann
Charim Schleifmühlgasse | 31.05.2019 - 15.06.2019
Opening: Thursday, 06. June, 2019 00:00
Artists Press Release
Bernhard Buhmann
Press Release


is a planned series of short two week exhibitions focusing on a single work. The long narrow gallery space will be truncated by a viewing wall which can be seen easily from the sidewalk. After the 2 week presentation, the single work will rotate to the back of the gallery to be repositioned into a larger group show as the series continues...


Bernhard Buhmann 1979 Bregenz, lives in in Vienna
Recent solo exhibtions include Carbon12, Dubai (2019 and 2017), Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (2018) and Marinaro Gallery, New York (2017)


Buhmann often refers to his abstractions as portraits and if you squint -you start to see eyes, heads, lips etc... though earlier paintings contained figurative elements, the newer abstractions have all but abandoned easy reading, though sometimes Buhmann positions readable images such as cigarettes or hats to assist in developing his narrative.


Though the painting presented here is ... "produced with traditional means, Buhmann intuitively applied color to canvases, and gradually shaped the components through layering and restructuring. From a distance, the paintings appear machine-made in their precision, but closer inspection reveals traces of his hand and the construction. "I don't want to make graphic designs—it's still painting," he asserts. "It's about the process of painting on a formal level."


Upcoming "ROTATION" artists will be announced soon, while Katrin Plavčak has been rotated to the back gallery for continued viewing.