Unnatural Selections: The Artwork of Tiffany Bozic

Unnatural Selections: The Artwork of Tiffany Bozic


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One of the most talented artists of hers or any other generation, Tiffany Bozic combines a deep love of nature and the diversity of life with a self-taught technical prowess that is unmatched. While she paints almost exclusively on wood, building up thin washes of paint layer by layer, her work almost appears subtractive as if she is removing the veils that conceal the inner workings, exposing the raw and the intimate. Her long anticipated follow up to Drawn by Instinct, Unnatural Selections chronicles the period from the birth of her daughter in 2012 to the present, exploring new themes such as reproduction, growth and parenthood alongside her ongoing search for universal commonalities between human beings and other living organisms. Along the way, entirely new species emerge from the tip of her brush to inhabit a world with others no less strange for their evolutionary path to existence. Prepare to be amazed anew at the work of this extremely gifted artist as she explores the animals inside all of us. Unnatural Selections also comes with a print to be framed.

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ISBN-13: 9781584237310
Publisher: Gingko Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2019
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 1,072,855
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tiffany Bozic is a self-taught California artist whose work has been described as John James Audubon on acid. Her work evokes the tradition of tightly rendered nature illustration, which she explodes with highly emotional, surreal metaphors. Not so much departing from reality as articulating it more deeply, Bozic makes paintings in which a faun can simultaneously be alive and dead. A population of blackbirds become as one in a perfect sphere of black oil. As nature is ever more subjugated by human impacts, Bozic corrects the balance sheet. She establishes inescapable chains of consequence among the myriad species whose interactions create the world. The work is beautiful, celebratory, but can also be quite difficult. The complexities of natural processes like death and decomposition percolate through pictures of otherwise shining life. Painting on masked and stained maple panels with watered-down acrylic, Bozic summons the grain of the wood into her compositions. With her ornithologist husband and school-aged daughter, Bozic spends significant time in wild places, the rhythms of which are evident in her vision. The subject of several solo exhibitions and included in many group shows across the country, Bozic is in the forefront of artists today redefining the aesthetics and imperatives of global change. Her work has been collected in two books, both published by Gingko Press: Drawn By Instinct (2012) and Unnatural Selection (2019).

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