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).