Bosco Sodi | Yūgen

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Bosco Sodi | Yūgen

20 April 2016 – 12 June 2016

Private View: 19 April 6 – 8pm

Blain|Southern’s first exhibition with Bosco Sodi features new volcanic rock sculptures and large-scale impasto paintings made with layers of pure pigment, water, glue and natural fibres. Sodi’s relationship with crude raw materials and the constituent elements of nature draws from wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic philosophy that embraces imperfection and reveres natural authenticity above all.

The exhibition takes its title from a multi-layered Japanese concept. Yūgen describes the evocation of inexplicably deep emotions in response to aesthetic creation, and extends to a sense of awareness and acceptance of impermanence. The term reflects both Sodi’s interest in process and his desire to reveal beauty existing in the space between what can be seen.