"Bosco Sodi creates relief-like three-dimensional surfaces of profound organic beauty. His works are based on a variety of materials and strongly colored paints which he distributes across the canvas. The selection of brilliant colors and the colored pigments, for which he searches throughout the world, allow viewers to experience the artist's work with more than just their sense of sight. They transpose him to another place. Sodi 'composes' his pictures using vertical layers on the canvas and uses a mixture of pure pigment, sawdust, cellulose, natural fibers, water, and glue. He makes use of a very elaborate process to create a surface structure that is remarkably lively. He determines the outer frame, decides on the color of the pigments, and lays down the format of the picture carrier and the amount of material which he then forms on the canvas directly with his hands. But everything that happens after that is an independent process which the artist cannot influence. Although he always works with the same materials, what results are strongly colored monochrome virgin landscapes permeated by a profound beauty. The accompanying video shows Sodi 'constructing' the work ORGANIC BLUE - created in Berlin.
Bosco Sodi (b. 1970 in Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City, Barcelona, Berlin, and New York.
With essays by: Agustin Arteaga, Marc Gisbourne, Bernado Pinto de Almeida, Lilly Wei, an interview with Robert Peterson