Biography

With his sometimes monumental sand paintings, Peter Böhnisch explores the possibilities of painting beyond oil paint and canvas. By setting enigmatic scenes in dialogue with portraits, including those of fictitious space travellers, the artist combines traditional pictorial themes with modern elements. His balanced composition of meaningfulness and humour keeps the pictures in equilibrium.

The focus is always on the use of sand, which Böhnisch sometimes uses as a plastic, relief-like background and at other times as a direct painting medium. The beauty of the motifs often contrasts with the coarseness of the surface. Böhnisch refers to dreams and stories, thus documenting visions and thoughts. He examines various inner and outer states in order to assemble individual considerations into new ideas.

After studying at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe with Anselm Reyle and Andreas Slominski, he initially devoted himself to large-format drawings, which were increasingly replaced by tempera, wax crayon, pastels or acrylics on canvas.

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Solo Exhibitions (Exhibitions)

2023

Infinitely close, Casa di Marino, Naples

2022

Peter Böhnisch. TURN OUT, DSC Gallery, Prague

2021

Peter Böhnisch, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

2016

Gesichter, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen

Portraits, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

2014

Granum sinapis, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

2013

Joie, Claude Monet Fondation, Giverny, Frankreich

Eis in der Sonne, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland

2012

Peter Böhnisch, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

2011

Kanisfluh, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

2010

Gartenstrasse 5, Bremerhaven | AbaB Projekte, Düsseldorf

2009

Neues aus der Löwengrube, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg

2008

Arbeiten auf Papier, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven

Humus, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin

2007

Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe

2006

Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin

Ich liebe Dich, Showroom Berlin

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2023

The Way I See It, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven

Soulscapes, Meyerrieger, Berlin

2011

Captain Pamphile – Ein Bildroman in Stücken, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg

2010

EXTRAKT I, Vittorio Manalese, Berlin

Ein Fest für Boris. 2. Akt, Vittorio Manalese, Berlin

RoRo, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven

CAPC, ou la vie saise par l´art, Musée d´Aet Contemporain de Bordeaux

Pamphile Show, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg

2009

Hunger – New painting from art schools in Germany, Gallery at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, New York

Present Future, Artissima, Turin

Works on Paper, Ferenbalm- Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe

Cavalde, Musée Igor Balut, Paris

Pampile-Show, Jet, Berlin

2008

Subconchicness, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

2007

Earth, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin

Poetics Country, Ferenbalm- Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe

Summertime and the, Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe

Hold the Line, Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe

Rauf Rüber Runter Untendurch, White Space, Zürich

2006

Leinzell open Again, Kunststiftung Leinzell, Leinzell

Wir hätten das Land gern weit und rund und Sie…, Showroom, Berlin

2005

Leinzell Open, Kunststiftung Leinzell, Leinzell

Ein langhaariges Vergnügen, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

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