Florian Roithmayr‘s work involves the presentation of hand-crafted, sculpted and cast homages to the production of objects, ranging from the wall tiles in a German underground station to the cave paintings of prehistoric man. He often refers to patterns of withdrawal, arrest or speechlessness, as either a motive for a different kind of production or as an embodiment of resistance and empowerment . One of his recent body of works explores Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Grotto, designed by Ron Dirsmith at the height of Hefner’s fame in the 1970s.
Florian Roithmayr (born 1976, Germany) has recently had solo exhibitions at MOT International London, Galerie Neue Alte Brücke in Frankfurt and Treignac Projet, France. Previous presentations have included Carl Freedman Gallery, Vilma Gold, The Approach, and V22 in London; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Turin; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevich, Zagreb; New Contemporaries and Liverpool Biennial. Florian Roithmayr is represented by MOTInternational in London and Neue Alte Brücke in Frankfurt.