Biography

Christian Boehmer is a self taught artist, who began his artistic career at the age of 13 as a traditional graffiti artist, painting his letters on the streets of Mainz and Frankfurt, Germany. Today he is a professional artist working and living in Cologne, Germany. His artwork is shown by Galleries in Switzerland, England, the Netherlands and of course, Germany.

Painting paper bags as heads has become Christian’s central topic and is a critical comment on contemporary social phenomenons. It underlines the contradiction between wanting to be hidden and anonymous and wanting to be the centre of attention. The paper bag itself operates as a picture in the picture and transports a deeper level of message.

Artist Statement

“I try to portray people of various backgrounds, who are able to remain anonymous through wearing the paper bags over their heads. The people are alienated even more through the customization of the paper bags in each of my artworks.”

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Solo Exhibition, X Gutleut Mainz, Germany
2019 Solo exhibition at Moniker Art Fair, NoHo New York City, USA
2015 Faceless , Mynt Pop Up Store, Art Basel, Basel SWITZERLAND
2013 Off the Wall , Betahaus, Cologne GERMANY

Group Exhibitions

2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach QLD, AUS
2019 Group exhibition “Capture the streets”, Oberhessisches Museum, Giessen, GERMANY
2019 Mural painting for Again Speicher Fine Art Festival, Speicher, GERMANY
2019 Mural painting “one wall project” for Urban Nation Museum of urban contemporary art, Berlin, germany
2019 Wall Mural – Yasha Young Projects, Berlin GERMANY
2019 ‘Capture The Streets’ 3 Steps, Giessen GERMANY
2018 ArtMuc Fine Art Fair, Munich GERMANY
2018 “Gruppe 69 #4” Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne GERMANY
2018 Group exhibition at “The Stockroom” art gallery, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
2018 Mural painting for Urban Nation Museum of urban contemporary art, residency program, Berlin, GERMANY
2018 Mural painting for fineart festival “again Speicher”, Speicher, GERMANY
2018 Urban art festival “Upfest”, Bristol, UK
2018 ArtMuc fine art fair, Munich, GERMANY
2018 Exhibition “Gruppe 69 #4” Ateliercentre Ehrenfeld, Cologne, GERMANY
2018 Mural painting “community wall” for Urban Nation museum of urban contemporary art, Berlin, GERMANY
2017 River Tales Street Art Festival, Giessen, GERMANY
2017 Final , Go Gallery, Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS
2017 Gruppe 69 , Atelierzentrum Ehrenfeld, Cologne GERMANY
2016 Ambivalenz , 44309 Gallery, Dortmund GERMANY
2016 Gruppe 69, Atelierzentrum Ehrenfeld, Cologne GERMANY
2016 Passagen, Cologne GERMANY
2016 Urban Art Festival – Upfest , Bristol, UK
2015 Bloom Art Fair with Go Gallery, Cologne GERMANY
2015 Soon Gallery, Bern SWITZERLAND
2015 Art Basel Miami with Go Gallery, Miami USA
2015 Mural Painting for “West Art”, German TV Art show
2015 Gruppe 69 , Atelierzentrum Ehrenfeld, Cologne GERMANY
2015 International Meeting of Styles , Urban Art Festival, Wiesbaden GERMANY
2014 Babushka Show , Kuli Alma Gallery, Tel Aviv ISREAL
2014 Bloom Artfair with Go Gallery, Cologne GERMANY
2014 Frida , Go Gallery, Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS
2014 Public Provocations , Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein GERMANY
2014 Street Art Cologne, Die Kunstagentin, Cologne GERMANY
2014 International Meeting of Styles, Urban Art Festival, Wiesbaden GERMANY
2013 Rule of Three, Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein GERMANY
2013 Inside/Outside , Go Gallery, Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS
2011 City Leaks , Urban Art Festival, Cologne GERMANY

Representations

Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein, GERMANY
Urban Nation – Mueseum of Urban Contemporary Art, GERMANY
19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, QLD, AUSTRALIA

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