Joaquín Boz

Inscripción en la Tierra

June 13 – July 11, 2015

Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Joaquín Boz, Argentina, Joaquin Boz, Buenos Aires, Contemporary artist, contemporary Argentine painter, Argentine painter, Buenos Aires painter, abstract painting, oil painting, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

Inscripción en la Tierra, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2015

Inscripción en la Tierra, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2015

Inscripción en la Tierra, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2015

Inscripción en la Tierra, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2015

Inscripción en la Tierra, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2015

Inscripción en la Tierra, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2015

Inscripción en la Tierra, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2015

Serie Blanca #6, 2015. Oil on paper, 117 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches

Serie Blanca #6, 2015. Oil on paper, 117 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (detail)

Serie Blanca #6, 2015. Oil on paper, 117 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (detail)

Serie Blanca #7, 2015. Oil on paper, 117 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches

Serie Blanca #7, 2015. Oil on paper, 117 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (detail)

Serie Blanca #7, 2015. Oil on paper, 117 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (detail)

Tres Líneas, 2015. Oil on paper, 117 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches

Tres Líneas, 2015. Oil on paper, 117 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (detail)

Tres Líneas, 2015. Oil on paper, 117 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches (detail)

Chapa #10, 2015. Graphite on paper, 34 x 23 1/2 inches

Chapa #8, 2015. Graphite on paper, 49 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches

Chapa #9, 2015. Graphite on paper, 49 1/2 x 36 inches

Chapa #11, 2015. Graphite on paper, 15 x 11 inches

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Inscripción en la Tierra, the first United States exhibition of Buenos Aires-based artist Joaquín Boz. The artist uses paper, as opposed to canvas, as the support for his abstract paintings and drawings that are saturated in either oil and graphite. Utilizing an elemental color palette, Boz alternates between monumentally large-scale works and those that are the size of a small magazine. His process is one of rumination and revision, of gesture and thought. For his paintings, he soaks the paper in oil and manipulates paint across the slick surface using various implements, including his hands. The oil produces a varied and dynamic texture on the paper, from translucent to opaque, which adds depth to the abstract markings. For his graphite drawings, he covers the entirety of the paper’s surface so that the result is as sculptural as it is graphic—the finished work looks like a hammered sheet of metal. Both processes demonstrate a concern for surface which results in a visceral transmutation of each material: the paint slides across an altered version of what was once natural paper, now transformed with a life of its own; the graphite builds upon itself to create a texture that activates and envelops its surface.

Joaquín Boz (born 1987, Buenos Aires) studied at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires under the direction of Jorge Macchi. He has had a solo exhibition with Móvil, Buenos Aires (2014) and was awarded the First Prize Salón Nacional de Rosario, Buenos Aires (2015). He will be included in My Buenos Aires, curated by Albertine de Galbert, at La Maison Rouge, Paris (2015) and will be featured in a two-person presentation at ArtBO, Bogotá (2015) and ARCO Madrid (2016).


Born 1987, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires

Education
2012
Workshop with Valentina Liernur

2011
Graduate Program, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

2010
Art Professionalization Seminar, La Hermana Favorita, Buenos Aires

2009
Workshop with Claudia del Rio

2005
Art and Humanities Department, Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Solo Exhibitions
2015
Inscripción en la Tierra, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2014
Insolada, cheLA (with Móvil), Buenos Aires

Group Exhibitions
2015
My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Paris (upcoming)
CAPITAL, Castagnino+Macro, Santa Fe, Argentina

2013
Motion Blur, Otero, Buenos Aires
Oh, James, eres tan inteligente, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Bienal de Arte Joven, Konex, Buenos Aires

2012
Xanadú, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

2010
Ahora es cuando, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires

2009
La novela del dibujo, Centro Cultural Parque de Espana, Rosario, Buenos Aires
Arqueología de los afectos, Oficina 26, Rosario, Buenos Aires

Awards
2015
First Prize Salón LXVIII Nacional de Rosario, Buenos Aires

2013
Braque Prize, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires
First Prize Proyecto A.
Igualdad Cultural a las Artes Visuales Prize

2009
Drawing Acquisition Prize, Salón Nacional de Santa Fe, Museo Rosa Galisteo, Argentina