Sodi lays his canvases flat atop large buckets, making it easy for him to move around them as he applies the pigment mixture.
Photo: Douglas Friedman

VIDEO: In the Studio with Bosco Sodi

We sat down with the Mexican artist as he prepared for a major show at his art foundation Casa Wabi

Celebrated for his monochromatic paintings, volcanic rocks, and stacked clay bricks, the Mexican artist Bosco Sodi is represented by no less than nine galleries and maintains studios in three countries—each focused on different aspects of his creative output. In Puerto Escondido on the coast of Oaxaca, Sodi opened Casa Wabi, an expansive non profit arts center designed by architects  Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma, and Álvaro Siza, and this week marks the official unveiling of Sodi’s monumental Atlantes pavilion. More than two years in the making, the land-art-scaled installation features 64 equally spaced, seven-foot-tall cubic structures, each composed of 1,600 clay bricks.

Here, Galerie pays a visit to his Red Hook studio to learn more about his inspirations and process:

Read the story that appeared in Galerie’s Spring Issue here


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