Florian Roithmayr works with sculpture to generate and trace material transformations in the processes of making. The ambition in his work is to register the consequences of one surface or material yielding another through capturing the unexpected gestures that occur in the gap between mould and cast. His work consists of materials that create each other the moment they are put together.
Florian Roithmayr (b. 1976, Rosenheim, Germany), lives and works in Reading and Wysing. He initially trained as a theatre designer with Herbert Scherreiks in Germany before studying and researching art at the Slade School and Goldsmith College in London. It is Roithmayr’s persistent ambition to initiate an art school in the Mezzogiorno.
Recent solo exhibitions include these here withins, at Renata Fabbri Gallery, Milan, IT (2018), The Humility of Plaster, Kettle’s Yard and Museum Of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, UK (both 2018); ir re par sur, Bloomberg Space, London, UK (2017); breath rider (performance), Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2017); with, and, or, without, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2015/2016); Self Service, MOTINTERNATIONAL, Brussels, BE (2015); Matter of Engagement, Site Gallery, Sheffield UK (2014); Grand Magasin – a project with Nat Breitenstein, French Riviera, London, UK (2013); Florian Roithmayr, Treignac Projet, Treignac, FR (2013); Assault, The Schtip, Sheffield, UK (2013);The Y, Rowing Projects, London, UK (2013); Like Plugging In, MOT International, London, UK (2012); You want to borrow my shades, don’t complain about their tint, MOT International, London, UK (2011).
Selected recent group exhibitions include Home is not a Place, German Embassy, London (2017); They call us the Screamers, TULCA – Galway International Arts Festival, Republic of Ireland (2017); Bauhaus & Around, Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris, FR (2016); Inland Far, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK (2016); Foreign Objects, CCA Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland (2016); Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2016); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK (2016); Things That Tumble Twice, Tenderpixel, London, UK (2015); Mostra, British School at Rome, IT (2015); Proprioception, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, UK (2014); Hey I’m Mr. Poetic, Wysing Art Center, Cambridgeshire, UK (2014); The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Art Center, Cambridgeshire, UK (2014); O Chair / O Flesh, Treignac Project, Treignac, FR (2013); £5.34, Carl Freedman, London, UK (2013); I Don’t Feel Like It: The Indifference Of Objects, Camberwell College f Art, London, UK (2012); Solid On Our Source Planet, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK (2012) and Fifteen, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK (2011).
His new book, Aftercast, was recently published by Tenderbooks, London (2018), designed by Sara De Bondt Studios.all images © the gallery and the artist(s)