Christian Boehmer has his roots in the graffiti movement of the late 1990´s, which is still a leading part of his colorful and dynamic style of working.
The basis of his current period of work is portrait painting, which he abstracts in his own unique way.
Christian Boehmer´s artwork shows people in the contrast between anonymity and self-expression, between egoism and self-criticism.
He disclaims the people´s heads and uses paperbags instead,which can carry or express a deeper message, that goes beyond the pure representation itself.
On the one hand, the paperbag itself is the easiest way to self maskerade, but also an abstract way to construct an unifomity, that makes the single person be part of an undefined mass. Although the masses of mankind tries to underline it´s uniqueness via social media, we alle are equal.
„We wear masks not to hide, but to reveal hidden parts of ourselves“
Urban Nation – Museum of Urban Contemporary Art, Germany
19 KAREN Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein, Germany