A series of drawings inspired by H.P.Lovecraft (artist's book).
Henning Bohl has previously employed a wide variety of media accommodating found materials and taking the form of free-standing sculpture, sculptural reliefs, friezes, collages, prints, posters and videos. Bohl's most recent work consists of drawings that draw references from a wide variety of popular and archetypal imagery familiar to him from his adolescence. They incorporate styles learned from, amongst other things, Aubrey Beardsely (1872 – 1898), Métal Hurlant comic books (1974 – 2004) and Blair Reynolds and other graphic artists associated with Pagan Publishing (1990 – 1993). As with his previous works, these drawings employ modest yet very specific materials.
The title of the book references a mythical peak where gods dwell “in the cold waste where no man treads” described in H.P.Lovecraft's “The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath” (1926/27). Lovecraft's novel itself drew from William Beckford's gothic horror “Vathek” (1786), Robert W. Chambers' “The King in Yellow” (1895) and the novels and short stories of Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, 1878 – 1957).
Born 1975 in Oldenburg, Henning Bohl lives and works in Berlin.