After David Roth's recent successful solo presentation at Vienna Contemporary Dürst Britt & Mayhew
presents Augensex, an intimate presentation in the Frontspace.
David Roths 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.
Time and duration are important elements and the layering of materials from different periods within one work can either spark dissonance or renewal. Roths works continually play with concepts of construction and deconstruction as well as with the performative and sculptural potential painting can possess.
Augensex displays a concise variety of works: a selection of recently finished small-sized paintings that have been created over a period of six to ten years; two watercolours on paper from the series Action Paintings; and a so called Combine Painting, which consist of one stretched and one unstretched canvas hung together.
David Roth (1985) graduated from the Academy of fine arts Vienna in the class of Daniel Richter. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include 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.