SPARK Expanded

24 Mar 2022 - 27 Mar 2022

In the Expanded section of SPARK Art Fair in Vienna, Dürst Britt & Mayhew is proud to present a large scale installation by Austrian artist David Roth.

For this section, curator Christoph Doswald (Switzerland) has selected artworks that would not usually find a place in the art fair landscape – be it because they are too vast, bulky, ephemeral or experimental for widespread commercial use.

The work “A History of Painting” has its origin in the rags that David Roth used when painting between 2008 and 2012. The work does not only document the colours he used during these four years, but all the processes involved in painting, the painterly day-to-day, so to speak: wiping off/away, cleaning, or amending of anything which was not to appear in a painting.

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 ‘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.

 

Essay

Click to read ‘The Other Side of History’, a specially commissioned text by Andreas Spiegl.

 

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