Bosco Sodi – Icarus
Bosco Sodi – Icarus

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.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Caryatids, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA (Forthcoming)
Muro, Washington Square Park, New York, USA
Por los Siglos de los Siglos, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico
Voragine, Luciana Brito Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
In Saecula Saeculorum, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Elemental, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, Mexico
2016
Malpaís, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Yῡgen, Blain Southern, London, United Kingdom
Cubes, Eigen+Art, Berlin, Germany
Sahara, Carlos Tache Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
En el Camino, Fundación Antonio Perez, Cuenca, Spain
2015
Rhus Verniciflua, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Ag, Galeria Hilario Galguera, México City, México
2014
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
2009
Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain
Cervantino Festival, Guanajuato, México
Mexican Institute in Spain, Madrid, Spain
Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig, Germany
Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany
2008
Galería Arte 92, Milano, Italy
Casa De Asia, Barcelona, Spain
2007
Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
Casado Santa Pau, Gallery, Madrid, Spain

AWARDS

2007
– Artist in residency Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
2004
– Selected work of the Painting Honda Award (work published in catalogue) Spain.
2000
– Honourable Mention, International Competition IFE, Mexico City, Mexico

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Art of the New Millenium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
Forever Never Comes, metabolism of times, Museo Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma, Grosseto, Italy
2016
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip) curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico
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, MDM Museum, Promenade du Port, Porto Cervo
2009
Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Germany
2008
Sevilla Biennial, Ars Fundum Collection, Sevilla, Spain
Colectiva, Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2007
Sculpture Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany
Paper Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany

COLLECTIONS

– Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut, USA
– Gateway Foundation, Missouri, USA
– Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California, USA
– The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., USA
– Harvard Art Museums, Massachusetts, USA
– New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, USA
– Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, USA
– Murder Me Collection, London, UK
– IBM Building, New York, USA
– Desutche Bank, New York, USA
– De la Cruz Collection, Puerto Rico
– Augusto Perfetti Collection
– Harold Stream Collection
– JUMEX Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
– ESPAC Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
– Godia Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
– Mestre Collection, Barcelona, Spain
– Theo Collection, Havana, Cuba
– MIAAO (Museo Internacional del Arte Aplicada Oggi) Torino, Italy
– Contemporary Art Collection of the Amister Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
– Irene Cábez- Ignacio Muñoz Collection, Spain
– Esencies Collection, Ernesto Ventós Omedas Collection, Barcelona, Spain
– Luis Barragán Foundation (Vitra Museum) Switzerland.
– Football Club Barcelona Foundation, Spain