*1988 in Basel, CH
Lives and works in Stuttgart, DE.
Dave Bopp’s deep interest in everything outside of our spectrum of perception appears through form and colour. Characteristically for his art is his remarkable painting technique and the luminosity of the colour fields, which refer to something outside of our visible world. Bopp’s large-size paintings on aluminium composite boards, for example, the two pieces „Astral Beast No.2“ (2020) and Channel (2019), illustrate how individual structures can be combined to take over the whole image carrier. Up close these forms seem to draw away from each other and the viewer can guess the artists’ technique. From afar perceived as a smooth surface, the painting dissolves into a relief-like colour topography when you come closer.
Bopp generates different shapes digitally before he transfers them onto thin foil and then cuts them into pieces. With these foil pieces the artist starts to work on the image carrier with different areas and colour layers clearly visible. These overlaps create a seemingly tactile experience, that can only be related to by a slow and fumble view.
Ausstellungen, Projekte und Messen mit der GalerieHUNTING BEARS – Dave Bopp