Pierre Yves Bohm creates a dialectical dialogue between shape and shapelessness. He juggles violent electric shock and slow, reflective labour. He « spits paint » and « squeezes the image like a lemon » in a burst revealing a vital tension just as much as an unremitting quest. Though not identifying himself with this abstract and instinctive approach, he nevertheless doesn’t hesitate to spit paint on our faces, to deliver the matter with rage. The title of his show refers to one of his heads modeled on a simple metal rod, paint spurting from the mouth. A self-portrait ?
Excerpt from the press release by Mélanie Lerat