Bosco Sodi

Clay Cubes

hatje cantz verlag
148 pages
ISBN: 978 3 77574 277 1
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It starts with a simple idea: massive cubes of clay, half a meter high. The sculptures by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi (*1970 in Mexico City), columns of fired clay cubes, should actually have exploded during the firing process - the heat escaping their material of sand, earth and water would have been too great.

The richly illustrated publication on Sodi's clay sculptures is devoted to the course of his subsequent experiment. He worked on the cubes for several months, from mixing the material to layering and shaping to drying and firing in a specially built kiln. Piled up into columns in the exhibition, the cubes are reminiscent of the human form and at the same time form a reduced architecture. Each cube bears the traces of the creative process and thus follows Sodi's typical working method of trial and error: he may be able to influence the appearance of the result, but he cannot predict it.

Publishing Year: 2017
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Editor(s): Mark Gisbourne & Dakin Hart
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 29 x 29 cm
Weight: 1.3 kg
Language: English

ISBN: 978 3 77574 277 1