Vladimir Bohm


The act of making is crucial to my way of thinking. I try to use simple techniques imaginatively in order to push my chosen medium further and to compose visually the sense of intimacy.

My intention is to ‘arrest’ the process of making in an actual piece. This reflects my perception of creativity as the human way of negotiating the constantly evolving world in which we live.
Creative thinking links to the past and future and changes constantly and subtly affecting and transforming our feelings of continuity of place and time…

In this sense I am particularly interested in the ways we root our personal identities in landscape, architecture and history. This interest has aesthetic connotations, of course, but it runs deeper than that.

I am not moved by the traces of everyday gone by only in terms of visual inspiration. I am also driven by the principles they uncover, as I try to use an abstracted artistic language of these fragments to unhinge and disconcert the preconceived notions of what an everyday Object is all about.

Education 
2001
 MA Silversmithing Jewellery and Allied Crafts, Metropolitan University
1998  BA Hons. English and German, Metropolitan University
1998  HND Jewellery and Silversmithing, Metropolitan University

Awards
2004  Best New Merchandise at Goldsmiths Fair 2004
2002  Best Domestic Product at Chelsea Crafts Fair

Recent exhibitions
2011
 Focus exhibition, CAA London
2008  ‘Collect’. Victoria & Albert Museum London, represented by Contemporary Applied Arts
‘Everyday’ Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen
‘Silver Exhibition’ The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2007  Finnish Craft Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
Finnish Arts and Crafts Centre, Kenkävero, Finland
2006  ‘Everyday’ Flow Gallery, London
‘Collect Collections’ Lesley Craze Gallery, London
‘Original Collection’ Quest Gallery, Bath
2005  ‘Modern Masters’ Internationale Handwerkmesse,
Munich, Germany
‘In Person / In Print’ Thomas Riley Gallery, Cleveland
‘World of Enamelling’, Salou, Barcelona, Spain
2004  ‘Made in Britain’, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, London
‘Fire-Works’, The Museum of Oxfordshire, Woodstock
2003  ‘GIRAEFE Exhibition’, Morez, France
‘On the Edge’, CC Gallery Portland, Oregon
2002  ‘36th International Enamel Exhibition’ Ueno Royal
Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Public Collections
2006  Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2004  Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
2003  Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London / Lisbon, Portugal
2002  401 Collection, Elmsfield Manor, Elmsfield, Oxfordshire

 

 

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