IRO MIEDE by Bosco Sodi

ニューヨーク、バルセロナ、ベルリン、メキシコを拠点に活動するアーティスト、ボスコ・ソーディ(Bosco Sodi)の作品集。2012年にタカ・イシイギャラリー京都で開催された展覧会「色見えで」に伴い刊行された。



色見えで A thing which fades
移ろふものは With no outward sign–
世の中の Is the flower
人のこころの Of the heart of man
花にぞありける In this world !

小野小町 Onono Komachi (アーサー・ウェイリー訳)




Official Press Release:

Taka Ishii Gallery Kyoto is pleased to present “Iro Miede”, an exhibition of new works by Bosco Sodi, an internationally-exhibiting artist based in New York, Barcelona, Berlin, and Mexico. Born in Mexico in 1970, Sodi has had solo exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, 2010) and The Pace Gallery (New York, 2011). “Iro Miede” features six paintings made using organic materials in Sodi’s signature style. The artist has provided the following text and waka poem by Onono Komachi, translated by Arthur Waley, for the exhibition.

【Iro Miede】

Iro miede A thing which fades
Utsurou mono wa With no outward sign–
Yo no naka no Is the flower
Is the flower Of the heart of man
Hana ni zo arikeru In this world!

Ono No Komachi Translated by Arthur Waley

In this show, I want to approach the cherry blossom as a symbol of life’s physical transience and to show how the sakura reminds us of our humanity and mortality.
In this series of white/pink paintings, I use a light-sensitive pink pigment which will become white through the years; allowing for the paintings’ final transformation to be completely white. In this way, I highlight the blossom’s symbol for life. In the end, I want to emphasize a profound truth: that life is too short to squander.

Bosco Sodi

Sodi has a strong interest in non-artificial organic materials and mixes sawdust, wood pulp, and natural fibers with unadulterated pigments, glue, and water and works with them using his bare hands on horizontally positioned canvases. He views the production process as an exchange with the materials; his paintings are produced through a combination of several days of physical work and organic and unpredictable changes in the material itself. The artist mixes pigments into the material instead of applying them to the surface of his works to give form to the vibrant energy that resides within organic matter and nature. As the material dries out, they crack and create changes in color and texture. The resulting works exude a singular atmosphere and overwhelming presence.

by Bosco Sodi

REGULAR PRICE ¥1,320  (tax incl.)

24 pages
210 x 295 mm