Untitled

Bosco Sodi

Untitled, 2012

Mixed media on wood

122 x 82 CM

 IVA is included; shipping included within Mexico City’s metropolitan area
,
Bosco Sodi
VIEW WORK TO SCALE

1 in stock

CONTACT ARTEMISIA
?
About the Artist
CV
Public Collections
Documentation
Gallery Representation

This work belongs to a very small, very special series of 15 paintings that Sodi did while he was in Japan inspired by the cherry blossoms. He wanted to "approach the cherry blossom as a symbol of life’s physical transience and to show how the sakura reminds us of our humanity and mortality". In this series of white/pink paintings he used a light-sensitive pink pigment which will become white through the years allowing for the paintings’ final transformation to be completely white. In this way, it highlight the blossom’s symbol for life. "In the end, I want to emphasize a profound truth: that life is too short to squander".

Bosco Sodi's monumental, richly pigmented works are celebrations of pure color. He creates his dense monochromes using raw pigment mixed with sawdust, wood pulp, natural fibers, and glue, which he applies, layer by layer to large wooden slabs. As the pieces dry, the surfaces crack, calling to mind geological phenomena like lava and scorched earth. Sodi prizes natural pigments, using materials such as lapis lazuli, indigo, carbon, and soot to make his paintings vibrate with organic energy. According to Sodi, the finished pieces are even further tied to the earth by aspects such as the altitude and humidity of where they were made. Despite their daunting size, each piece is created, the artist has said, in one “continuous action, like a performance.”

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Muro, Art Night and Hayward Gallery, Southbank, London, UK (forthcoming)
Del Fuego, Museum de Artes Visuales, Santiago, CL

2017
Bosco Sodi, Caryatides, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US
Bosco Sodi: Muro, Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza, New York, US (in Partnership with Paul
Kasmin)
Por los Siglos de los Siglos, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi: Elemental, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi: Saecula Saeculorum, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT

2016
Malpaís, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Brandon Davis Projects and Jose Mestre, Los Angeles, US
Bosco Sodi, Eigen+Art, Berlin, DE
Yugen, Blain|Southern London, UK
Sahara, Carlos Tache Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca, ES

2015
Rhus Verniciflua, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, JP

2014
Ag, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, MX
The Last Day, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, US
En un lugar remoto, GE Galeria, Monterrey, MX
Fractais, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, PT
Obayashi Collection, YU-UN, Tokyo, JP

2013
Croatia, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valenciá, ES
Graphein, Pace Gallery, London, UK

2012
Croatia, San Ildefonso, Mexico City, MX
Croatia, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, MX
Croatia, Museo de Arte de Ponce, PR
Omni, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City, MX
ZnO, Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, US
Iro Miede, Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, JP
Una Momentanea Perdita di Ragione, Project B, Milan, IT
Suspiro, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, ES

2011
Ubi sunt, Pace Gallery, New York, US
Un Largo Camino a Casa, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi: Paintings, Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona, ES

2010
Pangaea, the Bronx Museum, New York, US
Here Comes the Sun, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE

2009
Bosco Sodi, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Cervantino Festival, Guanajuato, MX
Bosco Sodi, Mexican Institute in Spain, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Galería Hilario Galguera, Leipzig, DE
Bosco Sodi, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Bosco Sodi, Galería Ysabel Pinyol, Barcelona, ES

2008
Bosco Sodi, Galería Arte 92, Milano, IT
Bosco Sodi, Galería Juan Silió, Santander, ES
Bosco Sodi, Casa De Asia, Barcelona, ES

2007
Bosco Sodi, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Bosco Sodi, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, JP
Bosco Sodi, MSSOHKAN Gallery, Kobe, JP
Bosco Sodi, Casado Santa Pau Gallery, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Museo Internazional delle Arti Applicate Oggi (MIAAO), Turin, IT

2006
Bosco Sodi, Art Gaspar, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Neuhoff Gallery, New York, US
Bosco Sodi, Galería d’Art Torre Baró, La selva del Camp, ES

2005
Beneath the Unconscious, MSSOHKAN Gallery, Kobe, JP
Beneath the Unconscious, Mexican Embassy, Tokyo, JP (in collaboration with the MSSOHKAN Gallery)

2004
Bosco Sodi, Hartmann Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Diners Gallery, Bogotá, CO
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Center of the Embassy of Mexico in Portugal, Lisbon, PT

2003
El Color Como Materia, Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi, Chiostro Dei Pesci, Milan, IT
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Center of Guanajuato, MX

2002
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Institute of Mexico in Spain, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Bcnet, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

2001
Bosco Sodi, Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Jay deFeo: The Ripple Effect, Le Consortium, Dijon, FR
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, Central and Wan Chai Harbourfront, HK

2017
Sculpture in the City, London, UK

2016
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip), Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, MX
Point of View, Pena Garden Project, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sintra, PT

2015
PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
Museum of Stones, the Noguchi Museum, New York, US

2014
Carte Blanche, Pace Gallery at Chesa Büsin, Zuoz, CH

2013
Come Together: Surviving Sandy curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, New York, US
Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s, Chatsworth House, UK

2012
Eigen+Art, Berlin, DE

2011
Adventure in Wonderland, MDM Museum, Promenade du Port, Porto Cervo, IT

2010
INDEPENDENT, Mestre Projects, New York, US

2008
Sevilla Biennial, Ars Fundum Collection, Seville, ES
Colectiva, Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2007
Sculpture Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Paper Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE

2006
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, US
PALMBEACH3, Neuhoff Gallery, Palm Beach, US

2005
Summer Group Exhibition, Sala Pelaires, Mallorca, ES
Neuhoff Gallery, New York, US
Artcore Gallery, Toronto, CA
Pretori Romá, VI Honda Painting Award, Tarragona, ES
MDA Gallery, Helsinborg, SE
Cultural Center Caixa de Girona, VI Honda Painting Award, Girona, ES
Generacion de los 80, Gallery D´art Torre Baró, La selva del Camp, ES
PALMBEACH3 Neuhoff Gallery, Palm Beach, US

2004
Public Library of Lleida (Honda Award 04), ES
Colectiva de Verano, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2003
Dos Líneas, Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
Art Gaspar Gallery, Canaries, ES
Show Room Griskon, Barcelona, ES
Pintura en Guerra, Art Gaspar Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Ámbit Artístic Gallery, Cadaqués, ES (in collaboration with Ignacio de Lassaletta)

2002
Mexican Cultural and Educational Institute of Chicago, US
Catalogue General Gallery, Bilbao, ES
Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
EKAIN ARTE LANAK Gallery, San Sebastian, ES

2001
EKAIN ARTE LANAK Gallery, San Sebastian, ES
Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

2000
Pintando por la democracia, Exhibition Hall of the Federal Electoral Institute, Mexico City, MX

Augusto Perfetti Collection
Contemporary Art Collection, Amister Hotel, Barcelona, ES
De la Cruz Collection, PR
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, US
Deutsche Bank, New York, US
Esencies Collection, Ernesto Ventós Omedas Collection, ES
ESPAC Collection, Mexico City, MX
Football Club Barcelona Foundation, ES
Gateway Foundation, Missouri, US
Godia Foundation, Barcelona, ES
Harold Stream Collection
Harvard Art Museums, Massachusetts, US
IBM Building, New York, US
Irene Cábez- Ignacio Muñoz Collection, ES
JUMEX Collection, Mexico City, MX
Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, US
Kum and Go Collection, Des Moines, US
Luis Barragán Foundation (Vitra Museum), CH
Mestre Collection, Barcelona, ES
MIAAO (Museo Internacional del Arte Aplicada Oggi) Torino, IT
Murder Me Collection, London, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California, US
Nasher Sculpture Center, Texas, US
New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, US
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., US
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut, US
Walker Art Center, Minnesota, US

Certificate of authenticity

Blain Souther, London, UK
Paul Kasmin, New York, NY
Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, Mexivo

About the Artist

This work belongs to a very small, very special series of 15 paintings that Sodi did while he was in Japan inspired by the cherry blossoms. He wanted to "approach the cherry blossom as a symbol of life’s physical transience and to show how the sakura reminds us of our humanity and mortality". In this series of white/pink paintings he used a light-sensitive pink pigment which will become white through the years allowing for the paintings’ final transformation to be completely white. In this way, it highlight the blossom’s symbol for life. "In the end, I want to emphasize a profound truth: that life is too short to squander".

Bosco Sodi's monumental, richly pigmented works are celebrations of pure color. He creates his dense monochromes using raw pigment mixed with sawdust, wood pulp, natural fibers, and glue, which he applies, layer by layer to large wooden slabs. As the pieces dry, the surfaces crack, calling to mind geological phenomena like lava and scorched earth. Sodi prizes natural pigments, using materials such as lapis lazuli, indigo, carbon, and soot to make his paintings vibrate with organic energy. According to Sodi, the finished pieces are even further tied to the earth by aspects such as the altitude and humidity of where they were made. Despite their daunting size, each piece is created, the artist has said, in one “continuous action, like a performance.”

CV

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Muro, Art Night and Hayward Gallery, Southbank, London, UK (forthcoming)
Del Fuego, Museum de Artes Visuales, Santiago, CL

2017
Bosco Sodi, Caryatides, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US
Bosco Sodi: Muro, Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza, New York, US (in Partnership with Paul
Kasmin)
Por los Siglos de los Siglos, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi: Elemental, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi: Saecula Saeculorum, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT

2016
Malpaís, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Brandon Davis Projects and Jose Mestre, Los Angeles, US
Bosco Sodi, Eigen+Art, Berlin, DE
Yugen, Blain|Southern London, UK
Sahara, Carlos Tache Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca, ES

2015
Rhus Verniciflua, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, JP

2014
Ag, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, MX
The Last Day, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, US
En un lugar remoto, GE Galeria, Monterrey, MX
Fractais, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, PT
Obayashi Collection, YU-UN, Tokyo, JP

2013
Croatia, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valenciá, ES
Graphein, Pace Gallery, London, UK

2012
Croatia, San Ildefonso, Mexico City, MX
Croatia, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, MX
Croatia, Museo de Arte de Ponce, PR
Omni, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City, MX
ZnO, Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, US
Iro Miede, Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, JP
Una Momentanea Perdita di Ragione, Project B, Milan, IT
Suspiro, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, ES

2011
Ubi sunt, Pace Gallery, New York, US
Un Largo Camino a Casa, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi: Paintings, Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona, ES

2010
Pangaea, the Bronx Museum, New York, US
Here Comes the Sun, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE

2009
Bosco Sodi, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Cervantino Festival, Guanajuato, MX
Bosco Sodi, Mexican Institute in Spain, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Galería Hilario Galguera, Leipzig, DE
Bosco Sodi, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Bosco Sodi, Galería Ysabel Pinyol, Barcelona, ES

2008
Bosco Sodi, Galería Arte 92, Milano, IT
Bosco Sodi, Galería Juan Silió, Santander, ES
Bosco Sodi, Casa De Asia, Barcelona, ES

2007
Bosco Sodi, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Bosco Sodi, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, JP
Bosco Sodi, MSSOHKAN Gallery, Kobe, JP
Bosco Sodi, Casado Santa Pau Gallery, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Museo Internazional delle Arti Applicate Oggi (MIAAO), Turin, IT

2006
Bosco Sodi, Art Gaspar, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Neuhoff Gallery, New York, US
Bosco Sodi, Galería d’Art Torre Baró, La selva del Camp, ES

2005
Beneath the Unconscious, MSSOHKAN Gallery, Kobe, JP
Beneath the Unconscious, Mexican Embassy, Tokyo, JP (in collaboration with the MSSOHKAN Gallery)

2004
Bosco Sodi, Hartmann Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Diners Gallery, Bogotá, CO
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Center of the Embassy of Mexico in Portugal, Lisbon, PT

2003
El Color Como Materia, Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi, Chiostro Dei Pesci, Milan, IT
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Center of Guanajuato, MX

2002
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Institute of Mexico in Spain, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Bcnet, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

2001
Bosco Sodi, Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Jay deFeo: The Ripple Effect, Le Consortium, Dijon, FR
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, Central and Wan Chai Harbourfront, HK

2017
Sculpture in the City, London, UK

2016
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip), Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, MX
Point of View, Pena Garden Project, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sintra, PT

2015
PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
Museum of Stones, the Noguchi Museum, New York, US

2014
Carte Blanche, Pace Gallery at Chesa Büsin, Zuoz, CH

2013
Come Together: Surviving Sandy curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, New York, US
Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s, Chatsworth House, UK

2012
Eigen+Art, Berlin, DE

2011
Adventure in Wonderland, MDM Museum, Promenade du Port, Porto Cervo, IT

2010
INDEPENDENT, Mestre Projects, New York, US

2008
Sevilla Biennial, Ars Fundum Collection, Seville, ES
Colectiva, Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2007
Sculpture Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Paper Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE

2006
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, US
PALMBEACH3, Neuhoff Gallery, Palm Beach, US

2005
Summer Group Exhibition, Sala Pelaires, Mallorca, ES
Neuhoff Gallery, New York, US
Artcore Gallery, Toronto, CA
Pretori Romá, VI Honda Painting Award, Tarragona, ES
MDA Gallery, Helsinborg, SE
Cultural Center Caixa de Girona, VI Honda Painting Award, Girona, ES
Generacion de los 80, Gallery D´art Torre Baró, La selva del Camp, ES
PALMBEACH3 Neuhoff Gallery, Palm Beach, US

2004
Public Library of Lleida (Honda Award 04), ES
Colectiva de Verano, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2003
Dos Líneas, Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
Art Gaspar Gallery, Canaries, ES
Show Room Griskon, Barcelona, ES
Pintura en Guerra, Art Gaspar Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Ámbit Artístic Gallery, Cadaqués, ES (in collaboration with Ignacio de Lassaletta)

2002
Mexican Cultural and Educational Institute of Chicago, US
Catalogue General Gallery, Bilbao, ES
Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
EKAIN ARTE LANAK Gallery, San Sebastian, ES

2001
EKAIN ARTE LANAK Gallery, San Sebastian, ES
Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

2000
Pintando por la democracia, Exhibition Hall of the Federal Electoral Institute, Mexico City, MX

Public Collections

Augusto Perfetti Collection
Contemporary Art Collection, Amister Hotel, Barcelona, ES
De la Cruz Collection, PR
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, US
Deutsche Bank, New York, US
Esencies Collection, Ernesto Ventós Omedas Collection, ES
ESPAC Collection, Mexico City, MX
Football Club Barcelona Foundation, ES
Gateway Foundation, Missouri, US
Godia Foundation, Barcelona, ES
Harold Stream Collection
Harvard Art Museums, Massachusetts, US
IBM Building, New York, US
Irene Cábez- Ignacio Muñoz Collection, ES
JUMEX Collection, Mexico City, MX
Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, US
Kum and Go Collection, Des Moines, US
Luis Barragán Foundation (Vitra Museum), CH
Mestre Collection, Barcelona, ES
MIAAO (Museo Internacional del Arte Aplicada Oggi) Torino, IT
Murder Me Collection, London, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California, US
Nasher Sculpture Center, Texas, US
New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, US
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., US
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut, US
Walker Art Center, Minnesota, US

Documentation

Certificate of authenticity

Gallery Representation

Blain Souther, London, UK
Paul Kasmin, New York, NY
Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, Mexivo