Artist Spotlight 2018 | New York
Moniker Artist Spotlight: Christian Boehmer
Solo show at Moniker Art Fair 2018 in Manhattan, New York
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 paper bags instead, which can carry or express a deeper message, that goes beyond the pure representation itself.
On the one hand, the paper bag itself is the easiest way to self masquerade, but also an abstract way to construct an uniformity, 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 all are equal.
„We wear masks not to hide, but to reveal hidden parts of ourselves“