Don’t expect grandiose statements from Henning Bohl. His works convey a feeling, tell a story, yes, but leave out any specific commitment to meaning.
His sculptures, such as MTV cribs crib, 2011 are jovial one-liners of an almost ‘choose your own adventure’ variety. While there is an imminent art-referential element in the horizontally suspended canvas frame, the eye is more immediately drawn to it’s legs, Schultüten, given to German children on their first day of school filled to the brim with treats. Their emptiness as well as the void formed by a arched piece of fibreboard suggests either disappointing lack or heartfelt anticipation. Take your pick.