ARTIST PERSPECTIVE: PATO BOSICH
TAF TALK 1-Interview with artist Pato Bosich: Developing your career
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Our first TAF TALK is with the international Chilean artist, Pato Bosich. Pato Bosich, born in Chile in 1978, is a London-based contemporary artist. He graduated from Camberwell School of Art in 2004 and has exhibited in London, Europe, Latin America and the United States, including the National museum – Stockholm, Ateneum Art Museum – Finland, The Courtauld Institute and London University in London, in Chile at the MSSA and MAM Museums, Porter Contemporary in New York, Jano Arts and Fundació Catalunya Amèrica in Barcelona and Sberbank University in Moscow. His work is figurative and gestural, characterised by a fresh and playful use of space, narrative and referentiality. Recurrent themes are perception and the crossover of dissimilar realities. His practice is rooted in the tradition of painting and whose work brings about a vast interweaving of voices such as the mythological and symbolic. His work explores the human condition and fragmentation in contemporary society which finds expression in the journeying into the sea and the unknown, as in his series of paintings, “The Ship of Fools”. His ideas are expressed on the canvas with a fascinating fusion of impressionist, modernist, abstract and surrealist painting styles and techniques. In these diverse compositions he often depicts figures at unusual angles, and they seem like characters in a dream or ghostly apparitions. He draws inspiration from art historical references.