The Evil Eye
Berlin-based artist Armin Boehm has become known for his spooky, gothic impasto paintings enticing the viewer into an occult, almost liminal space. This impeccably printed catalog – for Boehm’s first museum show, long overdue – highlights the paintings that result from the artist’s unusual combination of glaze, drippings, metal dust and thickly applied oil; working from pictorial elements in natural colors, Boehm builds layer upon layer, the range of colors becoming darker, until only sporadically shimmering sparks of color testify to the polychrome ground. These engrossing paintings, deeply linked to astronomy, often refer to ritually charged spaces like terror camps or research centers – his dark surfaces develop landscapes, urban views and even interiors. A fascinating young artist.
8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches / 144 pp / 120 color
Retail Price: $55.00