Bettina Bohn is a German Artist living and working from Hohenegg.
Her work ‘Körperhauten’ - ‘Body skins’ is celebrating the beauty of female torsi.
The sensitive organ skin, the membran between the inner and outer world is symbolising the struggle of being beautiful from within while a commercial world is only celebrating outward beauty. The use of these natural materials, that are sometimes uneven and rugged, with unique patterns demonstrates the individuality and unique beauty that lies within all human bodies. Individuality that strays from a perfect body image celebrated by the media.
The way different natural materials are used (white and red cabbage, fur) is highlighting the different challenges women face: being optjectified, being desired, being safe within one’s skin, of transfroming and adapting.
'The theme femininity that Bettina Bohn is capturing so varied and sensitive to materiality, shines through all of her works. Like fragments of antique statues appear these leather-like skins formed as torsi... Whereas the skins also resemble something like sheaths.'
(Bad. Zeitung 5.6.13)
Solo Exhibitions since 1998
2011 Kunstverein Bad Säckingen, Villa Berberich (Doppelausstellung with Daniel Waldner)
2013 Galerie Ganter, Pfaffenberg
2014 Klausenburg, Romania
2015 Galerie Backhaus, Baden-Baden
2014, “10 im Quadrat” , Verein Bildende Kunst Lörrach, Dreiländermuseum Lörach
2014, Reisebüro Grether, Gewerbeverein Schopfheim
2014, “Kontinuität und Wandlung”, Frauenberatungsstelle Lörrach
2014 Gast bei “Polygon”, Villa Berberich, Bad Säckingen
Among other exhibitions...
Bettina also accepts commissions. If you are interested in Bettina's work and would like something bespoke created for you, please get in touch at email@example.com
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