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Zofia Bogusz

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20120620002512-pisces
pisces, 2012 Oil and Graphite on Woos 28in X 28in
20120620002324-landandsea
by land and sea, 2012 Oil and Graphite on Wood 25in X 30in
20120315132930-maya
Maya, 2012 Oil and Pencils on Wood 16in X 16in
20120315133134-rabbitstew
rabbit stew, 2011 Oil and Pencils on Wood 32in X 32in
20120315134153-fromeldorado
from el dorado, 2012 Oil on Wood 9.5in X 16in
20120315134313-jarritos
“mango and piña”, 2011 Oil and Pencils on Wood 16in X 20in
20120315134053-teatime
tea time, 2011 Oil on Wood 12in X 16in
20120315133600-seasalt
sea salt, 2012 Oil and Pencils on Wood 13in X 27in
20120315133429-republic
the republic, 2011 Oil and Pencils on Wood 31in X 41in
20120315133944-mami
mami wata, 2011 Oil and Graphite on Wood 24.5in X 32in
20110114141016-lyonnaise
lyonnaise, 2010 Oil and Pencils on Wood 16in X 31in
20101121192208-bull
bull, 2010 Oil and Pencils on Wood 32in X 35in © 2010
Popo
popo Oil & Graphite on Wood 36in X 36in
Ambassador
ambassador of desert warfare Oil & Graphite on Wood 26in X 26in
20110114140827-cassette
all mixed up, 2010 Oil, Graphite and Acrylic on Wood 11in X 22in
Mannequin
mannequin in spanish orange, 2010 Pencils on Wood 11in X 16in
20100923200252-liquid
liquid Oil & Pencils on Wood 11in X 26in
Aqua
aqua mannequin Oil & Graphite on Wood 12in X 36in
Sand
sandpaper Oil & Pencils on Wood 10in X 36in
Dolls
dolls and balls Oil & Graphite on Wood 10.5in X 36in
Mary
our Lady of low tide Oil & Graphite on Wood 11in X 34in
Epico
epico, peaches Oil & Graphite on Wood 12in X 36in
Redtide
waiting at red tide Oil & Pencils on Wood 12in X 34.5in
Picklesoup
barrels of pickle soup Oil & Graphite on Wood 11in X 34in
Payara
payara Oil & Pencils on Wood 10.5in X 36in
Tumble
tumble rinse repeat Oil & Graphite on Wood 10.5in X 36in
Rhcp
storm of the peacock Oil & Graphite on Wood 36in X 36in
20120831004134-rain
rain, August 2012 Oil and Pencils on Wood 24in X 24in
20131121042544-artslant2
© Courtesy of the Artist and Sacred Gallery NYC
20140519155607-snap__attacks_art_exhibition_flyer_2014
© Snap! Orlando, Art Attacks Online, Individual images courtesy of exhibiting artists
Quick Facts
Works in
New York
Tags
pop, realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, figurative
Statement

ZOFIA BOGUSZ

ARTIST STATEMENT

Oil paint and graphite on hand-cut wood are my primary mediums, and I also occasionally work with colored pencils.

My paintings explore various constructs of identity through the depiction of individual histories, memories, and experiences. As a woman, I strive to render the remarkable balance of effortless beauty and vibrant strength that exists within the female form. I place individuals, generally women, against bold and dramatic landscapes, in which natural elements such as water and sunlight color the dynamic between the individual and the external world. Pop culture imagery also plays a crucial role in my work, creating a grounded sense of the everyday amidst often unusual milieus.

Medium and process play an integral role in the construction of meaning within my work. I use hand-cut wood as my canvas as the grain allows me to incorporate natural abstractions and a sense of free-flowing movement into my otherwise realistic work to create an interesting duality. It also frees me from the boundaries of 90 degree angles that traditional canvases impose, allowing me to shape each canvas to reflect the themes present in the work. Every painting begins as a pencil drawing, and the use of graphite on wood allows me to refine my subjects without sacrificing their raw and edgy aspects. I am attracted to oil paint due to its viscosity, its maneuverability, and the unsurpassed richness of color it provides.  Through the use of oil paints, I am able to create a lush and abundant palette that enhances the atmospheric elements of my work.

In all my work, a sense of fearless curiosity prevails, seeking to unlock new perspectives and ways of seeing the world.