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.

Bosco Sodi portrait, Photo by Teresa Sartore
Bosco Sodi
Mexico City, 1970
Mexico

Current Exhibitions

Bosco Sodi: Elemental

Museo Anahuacalli

07 Feb — 30 Apr
Museo Anahuacalli straddles nature and culture in a way that is distinctively Mesoamerican, being a physical double reference to mountain and pyramid, volcano and godhouse. The rock from which the museum...

Wirikuta (Mexican Time-slip)

Museo Espacio Aguas Calientes

03 Nov — 30 Apr
“Mexican Slip”, the group show presented at Hilario Galguera Gallery, exhibits contemporary art as the anticipation of a new nature: a...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Bosco Sodi: In Saecula Saeculorum

Brand New Gallery
16/03/2017 — 11/05/2017

Past Exhibitions

Latin America Calling

Häusler Contemporary Zurich
25/08/2016 — 05/11/2016

Solo Shows

2017
Elemental, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, Mexico
Luciana Brito Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip) curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico

2016
Malpaís, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Yῡgen, Blain Southern, London, United Kingdom
Eigen+Art, Berlin, Germany
Sahara, Carlos Tache Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Fundación Antonio Perez, Cuenca, Spain

2015
Rhus Verniciflua, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2014
Ag, Galeria Hilario Galguera, México City, México
The Last Day, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York
Fractais, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, Portugal
Obayashi Collection, YU-UN, Tokyo, Japan

2012
Croatia, San Ildefonso, México City, México
Croatia, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, México
Croatia, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
ZnO, Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art, Southampton,  New York
Iro Miede, Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Una Momentanea Perdita di Ragione, Project B, Milan, Italy
Suspiro, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain

2011
Ubi sunt, The Pace Gallery, New York, USA
Un Largo Camino a Casa, Galería Hilario Galguera, México City, México
Bosco Sodi: Paintings,Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain

2010
Pangaea, The Bronx Museum, New York, USA
Here Comes the Sun, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany

Group Shows

2017
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip) curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico

2016
Pena Garden Project, UNESCO World Heritage Sintra, Portugal Art Basel Miami Beach, Scai the Bathhouse, Miami, USA

2015
Proportio, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy Museum of Stones, The Noguchi Museum, New York, USA

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

2013
Come Together: Surviving Sandy curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s, Chatsworth House, England

2012
Eigen + Art, Berlin Germany

2011
Adventure in Wonderland, MDMMuseum, PromenadeduPort, Porto Cervo

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Mexico City Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1970 Lives in: New York, NY; Mexico City, Mexico; Barcelona, Spain
W: Bosco Sodi M: studio@boscosodi.com