Blain|Southern’s first exhibition with Bosco Sodi, “Yūgen” will start from April 20th in London. It 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.
Bosco Sodi “Yūgen”
Date: April 20th – June 12th, 2016
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Till 17:00 on Saturday)
Closed on Ester holidays; from March 25th to March 28th
Place: Blain|Southern, London
Address: 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP
Tel: +44(0) 20 7493 4492
Text: Aya Shomura