Bosco Sodi Muro 2018 © ARS, New York and DACS, London 2021

Biography

Born 1970
Nationality Mexican

Bosco Sodi uses natural raw materials to create richly pigmented and textured paintings and sculptures. His working processes embrace the accidental or the chaotic, allowing his organic materials to adapt and change over time. He is inspired by the art movements of Arte Povera, Land Art and Minimalism, as well as the Japanese aesthetic notion of Wabi-sabi (the acceptance of imperfection) and heritage craft traditions in Mexico. The artist creates his own unique clay by mixing raw earth with water and sand at his studio in Oaxaca. The clay is then formed into cubes or bricks that are left to dry in the sun before being fired in a traditional kiln, in a process that ensures infinite variety in tone and texture. He also works with solidified volcanic magma collected from Mexico’s Ceboruco volcano to make rock sculptures combining these magma fragments with ceramic glazes and precious metals. Sodi’s work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions internationally and is part of many notable museum collections including Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C; Harvard Art Museums, Boston; JUMEX Collection, México; Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands; Vitra Museum, Switzerland; Contemporary Art Foundation, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgium and The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.