Bosco Sodi

UNTITLED

2016
mixed media on linen
28 1/4 x 36 1/4 inches

To me, the most important part in the creation of an artwork is the process. The act of researching and experimenting with materials is the most joyful part of the workflow. I still believe in the essence of material and the accidents involved in working with organic material like rocks and other raw materials. – Bosco Sodi

By not titling much of his work and refusing imagery, Mexican artist Bosco Sodi urges the viewer to confront only the material before them and its physical traits. For Sodi, the raw material carries with it an indescribable power and spiritual element, which he heightens by merging the media with pigment to produce pure masses of color. Pigments are mixed with sawdust, clay, glue, wood pulp, and fiber and left to dry. The cracks that form add an element of chance to the compositions, and read as other-worldly geological objects radiating with living color. Born in Mexico City, Sodi currently lives in New York. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the world, and in 2017 his first-ever public installation, Muro, was installed and torn down over one day in Washington Square Park in New York.

estimated retail value: $37,000
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