For Ep16, I reconnected with a dear friend and New York-based visual artist, Bo Joseph! Bo described the process of hidden references/influences in his work, the pure freedom of being an artist, juggling a career, ups and downs of self-quarantine, childhood inspirations, and thoughts on the future of the art world.
Bo graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 with a BFA in Painting and has exhibited in galleries and institutions across the US and abroad. *there are some technical issues with the connection a few minutes into the interview but it clears up so please be patient and keep watching until the end.
The New York-based artist pulls source imagery from printed media such as books and auction catalogues, seeking out culturally charged images and symbols—like masks or ceremonial objects—that retain their power even when stripped of details and context. After compiling the images on paper or cloth, Joseph further removes them from their original state, using techniques such as sanding, masking, and rinsing to add an element of chance to the compositions. | Purchase works on artstager.shop