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David Böhm and Jiří Franta

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David Böhm, born 1982
2003–2009 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
2006 Faculdade de Belas Artes Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2008 Institute of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Jiří Franta, born 1978
2001–2007 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
In their works, the artistic duo David Böhm and Jiří Franta deal with the relationship between drawing and performance overlapping with conceptual art. They are known for painting and drawing on gallery walls and in public space. These works are usually developed in the course of the exhibition and their short-lived existence ends as soon as the exhibition is closed, as they are repainted by the original color of the wall. The artists include sentences or whole texts in their drawings. They introduce their original perception of the surrounding world, presenting their view of the society, political situation, the art scene, mass media as well as their own feelings. In their "illustrations", they often play with ambiguity and irony, commenting on the life of the human community.

Web: http://www.bohmfranta.net/