Around Video, Brussels

29 Sep 2023 - 01 Oct 2023

For our first participation in Around Video – Art Fair in Brussels Dürst Britt & Mayhew is proud to present Austrian artist David Roth‘s video work ‘White on white’.

In the work the artist is seen trailing a canvas on a clearly demanding walk uphill and down dale, through rough terrain, cutting across a snow covered landscape. For a moment Richard Long’s or Hamish Fulton’s land art walks come to mind, yet, this is about (the subject of) painting. The canvas’ contact with the landscape and the ground reminds of frottage processes. Roth’s paintings certainly need to be robust, as he expects them to put up with dirt and injuries, sometimes receiving permanent damages during his field trips.

David Roth’s artistic practice forms a long-term research into the origins, processes and manifestations of painting. For Roth the process of making and the element of chance involved are as important to notice as the final visual outcome. Therefore a so called end product as for example a painted canvas and side products as for example a palette or a piece of cloth for cleaning brushes, have the same value for him. Every surface with marks and history of the process may turn up in his works.

David Roth (1985) graduated from the Academy of fine arts Vienna in the class of Daniel Richter. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include ‘Method Acting’ at Galeria Alegria in Barcelona, ‘Imagine’ at Bildraum 01 in Vienna, ’An introduction to painting’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘remember’ at New Jörg in Vienna, ‘Vogl/Roth’ at Skulpturinstitut in Vienna, ‘ça grésille, ça clignotte’ at le commissariat in Paris and ‘Orgy Now’ at Ve.sch in Vienna. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Earth’ at AkzoNobel Art Foundation, ‘Stretch Release’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘Vielfalt’ at Landesmuseum Burgenland, ‘Imago Mundi’ at Belvedere Winterpalais in Vienna and ‘Plus jamais seul’ at Standards in Rennes. Work by Roth is held in private and public collections including the Landesmuseum Burgenland, the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, the Aksenov Family Foundation and the Luciano Benetton collection. David Roth lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

This year two of Roth’s video works have been shown in the group exhibition ‘Landscapes’ at Museum Schloss Moyland in Germany. From 18 November 2023 until 13 January 2024 he will have his third solo exhibition at Dürst Britt & Mayhew in The Hague.

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19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

For our first participation in PAN Amsterdam we presented a group exhibition with works by Paul Beumer, Joseph Montgomery, Raúl Ortega Ayala and Pieter Paul Pothoven.


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