The Eduardo Secci Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present "Bosco Sodi", the first solo exhibition by the Mexican contemporary artist Bosco Sodi held in Florence, Italy. The show will be curated by Ludovico Pratesi and will be inaugurated at our main exhibition spaces in Piazza Goldoni 2, Florence, on September 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm.
Bosco Sodi was born in Mexico City, in 1970. After studying painting, he received his first honorary mention in occasion of the International Competition IFE in Mexico City, at 30 years old. In 2004, Sodi was selected for the Paining Honda award and in 2007 he won the artist-in-residency award at the Tokyo Wonder Site.
Known for his large scale, highly structured and vividly colored paintings, Sodi researches his emotional power in the essentiality of the materials he uses to execute his works. By concentrating on material exploration, on creative gestures and on the spiritual connection between the artist and his work, Sodi tries to transcend conceptual barriers. He chooses not to title many of his paintings, with the intent of removing any predisposition, or connection, beyond the immediate existence of the work. The artwork itself becomes a memory and a symbolic relic of the conversation between the artist and the material that led to the painting's creation. Sodi's influences range from Art informel, studying artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Jean Dubuffet, to colorist masters like Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and the brilliant tonalities of his native heritage. His solo shows have been hosted at numerous galleries, including the Axel Vervoordt Gallery (Hong Kong), the Kasmin Gallery (New York), the Taka Ishii Gallery (Hong Kong), the Luciana Brito Gallery (São Paulo) and the Pace Gallery (London and New York). Sodi's works have also been featured in monographic exhibits in several museums, such as the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (Málaga, Spain); the Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI, Santiago, Chile); the Museo Nacional de Arte (Mexico City, Mexico); the Museo Anahuacalli (Mexico City, Mexico), the Hong Kong Arts Center (Hong Kong), the Pioneer Works Center (New York), the Bronx Museum (New York) and the Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi (MIAAO, Turin, Italy). Sodi has also participated in several collective shows: in 2020 ‘National Gallery of Victoria Triennial' at the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia); in 2019 ‘Bound to the Earth: Art, Materiality, and the Natural World' at the Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego, USA); in 2015 ‘Art Basel Miami Beach'.
Finally, the works by Sodi are also featured in many permanent private collections, such as the one of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, of the Museo Voorlinden in Wassenaar, the JUMEX Collection in Mexico City, and the Deutsche Bank Collection.
Bosco Sodi solo show at Eduardo Secci Contemporary
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