Bo Joseph

Bo Joseph: "Thinking of Art" Interview with Kipton Cronkite

April 20, 2020 - Kipton Cronkite

"Art advisor Kipton Cronkite launched the Instagram Live series Thinking of Art on March 27, 2020, during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, as a way to share his conversations with artists, designers, real estate advisors, fashion experts and many others for whom art plays a central role in their work and lives. Kipton interviewed Bo Joseph on April 20."


Collection is Cohesion: Uncollage, a New Word for a Particular Set of Collage-Based Operation

February 18, 2020 - Todd Bartel, Collection is Cohesion

In the final or four articles on the concept of "uncollage," Todd Bartel further explains its meaning and recounts when he first coined the term during a studio visit with Bo Joseph.


Bo Joseph: "Satisfying Psychic Noise," RISD Blog Article by Simone Solandz

November 30, 2016

Simone Solodnz posted this article about Bo Joseph's solo exhibition A Season of Psychic Noise, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, October 27-December 10, 2016.


Artsy: A Season of Psychic Noise: An interview with Bo Joseph

November 16, 2016 - Suzy Spence, Artsy

"On the first day of his exhibition A Season of Psychic Noise, I had the pleasure of speaking with fellow painter Bo Joseph. Bo and I were born the same year and attended New England colleges where our initiation to art history in the late 80s was through Louise Gardner’s encyclopedic tome Art Through the Ages. We were in agreement that the book had been useful (we still own our copies), and that it was regrettable to have professors skip entire chapters on Africa or Asia in the service of presenting a linear Western leaning history. I was fascinated to learn that he’d remedied this with extensive travel and research, a journey that has enabled him to define art on his own terms."


Artsy: Accentuate the Negative: Bo Joseph's Painted Silhouettes Reveal Hidden Connections within Blank Spaces

April 23, 2015 - Anna Furman

"Bo Joseph's complex, patterned paintings are the result of a process of deconstructing and reconfiguring forms and materials, often leaving the results up to chance. He plucks images from auction catalogues and books, traces them, lathers them with paint, then peels off said layers of paint, and outlines the fragments that remain. Several of these works, currently on view at Sears-Peyton Gallery, explore what happens when objects are stripped of their cultural, religious, temporal, and geographical contexts and assigned new meanings."

Bo Joseph Press: Art in America: Bo Joseph Review, September  1, 2010 - Gerard McCarthy, Art in America

Art in America: Bo Joseph Review

September 1, 2010 - Gerard McCarthy, Art in America

"The seven large paintings and 20 mixed-medium works on paper by California-born New York artist Bo Joseph in this show, all produced in the past two years, are colorful, richly textured abstractions combined with figurative elements- all silhouettes made with stencils. Set against milky white backgrounds, the silhouettes, resembling heads or masks, human limbs, animal shapes and sometimes full-length figures, activate the multi-layered surfaces. To begin the process in a characteristic painting such as Cult of the Persistent Absence, Joseph applies many layers of brilliantly hued gestural markings, and layers of acrylic, tempera, and gesso. He then literally washes the canvas, leaving traces of texture and flashes of contrasting and interacting colors. After this stage, he places the stencils on the surface and overlays a whitewash. When the stencils are removed, the white areas become the negative spaces as the vibrant, multicolored silhouettes glow against the cloudy ground."

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