Bosco Sodi at Pioneer Works
Bosco Sodi’s debuts The Last Day at Pioneer Works,
Center for Arts and Innovation
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, 6 – 9 pm
On view: November 7 – December 12
Artist Bosco Sodi will debut his largest site-specific work to date, The Last Day, at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Measuring an impressive 57-feet in length, the monumental silver polyptych, created with Sodi’s signature mix of pigments and organic materials, questions the rapid deterioration of our planet and the impermanence of life, bringing to mind one of the essential Buddhist doctrines: all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, or in a constant state of flux. In addition to The Last Day, a group of large glazed volcanic rocks will also be on view.
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Bosco Sodi (b. 1970, Mexico City) is known for his richly textured, vividly colored large-scale paintings. Sodi has discovered an emotive power within the essential crudeness of the materials that he uses to execute his paintings. Focusing on material exploration, the creative gesture, and the spiritual connection between the artist and his work, Sodi seeks to transcend conceptual barriers. Sodi leaves many of his paintings untitled, with the intention of removing any predisposition or connection beyond the work’s immediate existence. The work itself becomes a memory and a relic symbolic of the artist’s conversation with the raw material that brought the painting into creation. Sodi’s influences range from l’art informel, looking to artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Jean Dubuffet, to master colorists such as Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and the bright hues of his native heritage.