Joaquín Boz

New Work

May 6 – June 10, 2017
Opening Reception: May 6, 7 – 9pm


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Joaquín Boz: New Work, Installation view, Steve Turner, May 2017

Joaquín Boz: New Work, Installation view, Steve Turner, May 2017

Joaquín Boz: New Work, Installation view, Steve Turner, May 2017

Joaquín Boz: New Work, Installation view, Steve Turner, May 2017

Joaquín Boz. Untitled, 2017. Oil on panel, 120 x 240 inches

Joaquín Boz. Untitled, 2017. Oil on panel, 120 x 240 inches (detail)

Joaquín Boz. Untitled, 2017. Oil on panel, 120 x 240 inches (detail)

Joaquín Boz. Untitled, 2017. Oil on panel, 120 x 240 inches

Joaquín Boz. Untitled, 2017. Oil on panel, 120 x 240 inches (detail)

Joaquín Boz. Untitled, 2017. Oil on panel, 120 x 240 inches (detail)

Joaquín Boz. Untitled, 2017. Oil on panel, 120 x 240 inches

Joaquín Boz. Untitled, 2017. Oil on panel, 120 x 240 inches (detail)

Joaquín Boz. Untitled, 2017. Oil on panel, 120 x 240 inches (detail)

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Steve Turner is pleased to present New Work, a solo exhibition by Buenos Aires-based Joaquín Boz. In his third exhibition at Steve Turner, Boz will present three monumental oil paintings on wood panels. Each measures 10 x 20 feet.

Using an earth-toned color palette, Boz spreads, scrapes, and pushes oil paints across the large panels with his hands, creating various textures and gestures that leave behind a record of his physical presence. Although the paintings flirt with identifiable forms, they are kept from coalescing into fully recognizable images as each painting reveals an organic network of indecipherable, almost hieroglyphic marks. Despite their size and ambition, the paintings are composed of anti-heroic gestures that celebrate the potential of touch and the humble, earthbound nature of material things.

Joaquín Boz (born 1987, Buenos Aires) studied at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires under the direction of Jorge Macchi. He has had solo exhibitions with Móvil, Buenos Aires (2014); Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2015) as well as at Zona Maco, Mexico City (2016). He was awarded the First Prize Salón Nacional de Rosario, Buenos Aires (2015) and his work was included My Buenos Aires, curated by Albertine de Galbert, at La Maison Rouge, Paris (2015).

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 and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017
New Work, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2016
The Conversation: Joaquín Boz & Iva Gueorguieva, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Zsona Maco Sur (with Steve Turner), Mexico City (curated by João Mourão and Luis Silva)

2015
White Noise, Big Sur, Buenos Aires
Joaquín Boz and Ivan Comas, ArtBo, Bogotá
Inscripción en la Tierra , Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2014
Insolada, cheLA (with Móvil), Buenos Aires

Group Exhibitions

2017
ArteBA (with Steve Turner), Buenos Aires (upcoming)

2015
UNTITLED (with Steve Turner), Miami Beach
Extraction, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Paris
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

Bibliography

2015
“Argentinian Joaquín Boz at Steve Turner,” Latin American Art Journal, June 18 (online)