Tiffany Bozic

Nov 8, 2012

New York City

Featuring works in acrylic on maple panel (Bozic’s signature surface), his current exhibition Transformation showcases the artist’s meticulous rendering of animal and plant subjects that recasts nature as fable. In small to medium-sized paintings, Bozic explores themes informed by her personal experience of becoming a mother: “From the shifting perspective of a new mom, I thought a lot about the planet into which I was bringing my daughter. Some of the paintings reflect the sacrifice and transformative changes of pregnancy,” says the artist. “I also tried to create an altruistic antidote for the gloomy-hearted in a kind of ecstatic fascination for the natural environment.”

Entirely self-taught, Bozic and her choice of subjects are inspired by extensive travels to remote wild places around the world, as well as her study of research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The artist has developed a complex process of masking and staining the maple panels used in her paintings, thereby incorporating the wood’s natural grain as she builds up compositions with thin layers of acrylic. Her work has the traditional feel of Flemish still life painting, displaying a highly emotional range of fabulist themes. In 2012, the artist’s first monograph, ‚Tiffany Bozic: Drawn by Instinct‘, was published by Gingko Press, Berkeley.

Tiffany Bozic

Joshua Liner Gallery

November 8th – December 1st, 2012
548 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001