David Roth at Dürst Britt & Mayhew

Artist: David Roth

Exhibition title: An introduction to painting

Venue: Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, The Netherlands

Date: September 7 – October 20, 2019

Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij / all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

Note: Exhibition handout is available here

Dürst Britt & Mayhew is proud to present Austrian artist David Roth‘s first solo exhibition at the gallery, which opens on Saturday 7 September between 5 and 8pm.

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.

Time and duration are important elements and the layering of materials from different periods within one work can either spark dissonance or renewal. Roth’s works continually play with concepts of construction and deconstruction as well as with the performative and sculptural potential painting can possess. This becomes very clear in a series of works called ‘Brain’, which seem to behave like sculptures, but nevertheless have all the trappings of a painting: a bearer (be it a canvas or pieces of cloth), colour, and even a wooden framework. The trestles which are supporting the loose painted textiles are in fact made of modificated stretcher bars.

David Roth (1985) graduated from the Academy of fine arts Vienna in the class of Daniel Richter. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include ‘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 and the Luciano Benetton collection.

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, Untitled, 2019, oil on canvas, 150 × 135 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, Untitled, 2010-2019, oil on canvas, 35 × 27 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, Brain (9819), 2012-2019, oil, acrylic and spray paint on various fabrics on artist made trestle from used stretcher bars, 136 × 136 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, ORGY in the park, 2019, acrylic on canvas, four parts, 765 × 140 cm (total),  180 × 140 cm (each)

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, Museumsbesuch, 2010, dust and floor marks from the Kunsthistorische Museum Wien on primed canvas, 100 × 80 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, Flowerpainting (three different bouquets), 2019, oil on canvas,
180 × 140 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, Untitled, 2008-2018, oil on canvas, 35 × 27 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, Landscapepainting – The Road to Neulengbach, 2012, landscape marks on primed canvas, 220 × 180 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, A question of perspective, 2019, oil and landscape marks on Molino, 150 × 110 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, Flowerpainting (sunflowers), 2019, oil on canvas, 180 × 140 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

David Roth, Landscapepainting – The Road to Neulengbach, 2012, landscape marks on primed canvas, 220 × 180 cm

David Roth, An introduction to painting, 2019, exhibition view, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

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