Bosco Sodi


mixed media on canvas
70 7/8 inches diameter

Bosco Sodi is known for his use of raw, natural materials to create large-scale textured paintings and objects. Sodi has discovered an emotive power within the essential simplicity of his materials and the vivid pigments he sources. Sodi has described his creative process as a “controlled chaos” that makes “something that is completely un-repeatable.” Focusing on material exploration, the creative gesture, and the spiritual connection between the artist and his work, Sodi seeks to transcend conceptual barriers. His works become memories and relics symbolic of the artist’s conversation with the raw material that brought them into creation.

Sodi mixes raw pigment with sawdust, wood, pulp, natural fibers, and glue to create the dense surfaces of the monochrome paintings. As the layers of material dry, structures form without the guidance or intervention of the artist. These fissured ‘landscapes’ are both products of the artist’s creative process and the unpredictable and chance in nature.

Sodi has exhibited his work internationally and throughout the United States. His works are in significant public and private collections including: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C; Harvard Art Museums, Boston; JUMEX Collection, México; Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands; Vitra Museum, Switzerland; Contemporary Art Foundation, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgium; The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; and the De la Cruz Collection, Puerto Rico. Notable exhibitions include: Topographies, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C. (2019); Del Fuego, Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI), Santiago (2018); Por los siglos de los siglos, Museo Nacional de Arte, México City (2017); ELEMENTAL, Museo Anahuacalli, México City (2017); Museum of Stones, The Noguchi Museum, New York (2015); Croacia, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia; and Pangea, Bronx Museum, New York (2010). This fall, Sodi is the subject of Ergo Sum, an exhibition at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga in Spain, as well as Perfect Bodies, an outdoor installation presented by Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York.

[excerpted from Kasmin Gallery website:]

Bosco Sodi’s work is currently on view at the Dallas Museum of Art in Bosco Sodi: La fuerza del destino.