ABOUT THE ARTIST
The dominant characteristics of Jiri Franta / David Böhms artistic practice based predominantly on classical drawing technique (although their installations also employ other media) include playful toying with meanings, the substitution of authorship, the exploration of different forms of installation and the phenomenon of the process of drawing.
The mechanism of automatic association flow and the more intuitive conception characteristic from the beginnings of their collaboration has gradually been replaced by increasingly focused (but still highly playful) productions concerned with the relationship between drawing and performance, as well as with transcending the boundary between drawing and conceptual art. They have developed this discipline beyond its ostensible borders, either by displacing and shifting our established notions of the phenomenon of drawing or through mechanical games with the medium itself. An important role is also played by the dialogue between the two artists, thanks to which they achieve results that differ from their individual productions. They often react to one another instantly and the constantly increasing level of their mutual interconnectedness gives rise to something that can be compared to the effect of psychological reverberation.