Artist: Szabolcs Bozo
Title: Maci (Teddy Bear)
Medium: Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
Size: 19.75 x 15.75 inches (50 x 40 CM)
Notes: Hand Signed, Titled and Dated on Verso. Almine Rech Label on Verso. Exhibited at Almine Rech, 2021.
Szabolcs Bozó's artistic journey primarily revolves around the realms of drawing and painting. Unconstrained by conventions, his iconography exudes a delightfully youthful and sometimes mischievously subversive spirit, concealed beneath an apparent innocence.
In a relatively brief span of time, Bozó has cultivated a style that is instantly identifiable. His boldly colored zoomorphic beings boldly contrast against a white backdrop, which, at times, bears traces of imperfection.
Regardless, the core intent is to convey vitality, exuberance, and a touch of humor. Rendered on a grand scale, his characters often appear confined within their frames, as if they've been inflated by an overflow of affection.
Collectively, his body of work resembles a gallery populated by endearing creatures, each imbued with a human-like expressiveness that occasionally delves into the beautifully flawed aspects of human nature. Born in Hungary in 1992, Szabolcs Bozó currently resides and creates in the vibrant artistic hub of London.