Joaquín Boz

Bruselas y Nueva York

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Joaquín Boz. Nuevas Sustancias, 2018. Oil on panel. 74 3/4 x 102 3/8 inches (190 x 260 cm)

Joaquín Boz. Untitled,2018. Oil on panel. 68 7/8 x 78 3/4 inches (175 x 200 cm)

Joaquín Boz. Some Lines,2018. Oil on panel. 77 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches (196 x 100 cm)

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October 27 – December 8, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday October 27, 7 – 9 PM

Steve Turner is pleased to present Bruselas y Nueva York, Joaquin Boz’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. It consists of two groups of paintings from 2018, one created in Brussels in the spring and the other created in New York in the summer. Although Boz lives in Buenos Aires, he has developed his painting practice to include lengthy stays in different cities, both to combat the obstacles of developing a career in isolated Argentina and to absorb the many subtle influences in different cities. In the past he has created works in Los Angeles and Mexico City; the new works, while different, are part of the artist’s roving exercise of painting both globally and locally. Boz uses an earth-toned color palette to spread, scrape, and push oil paint across the panels or canvases to create various textures and gestures. The imagery that remains is a record of his physical presence, and 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.

Joaquín Boz (born 1987) 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 and 2017); Barro, Buenos Aires (2018) as well as at Zona Maco, Mexico City (2016) and Art Brussels (2018). 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

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 & Two Person Exhibitions

Bruselas y Nueva York, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Los Días, Barro Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires
Two Painters: Joaquín Boz & Manor Grunewald, Art Brussels, Brussels (with Steve Turner)

New Work, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

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

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

Insolada, cheLA (with Móvil), Buenos Aires

Group Exhibitions

Through-Line: Drawing and Weaving by 19 Artists, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
CARBON. Allotropes: Visceral & Ethereal, An Artist’s Response, COLA LA, Los Angeles

ArteBA (with Steve Turner), Buenos Aires

UNTITLED (with Steve Turner), Miami Beach
Extraction, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Paris
CAPITAL, Castagnino+Macro, Santa Fe, Argentina

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

Xanadú, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

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

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

First Prize Salón LXVIII Nacional de Rosario, Buenos Aires

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

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

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