Mufasa (Garden sculpture)
24 x 24
Bats, butterflies, and sculpture in plexiglass on wood
Brooklyn born artist Joseph Grazi graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2006. He has since exhibited widely throughout NYC, with recent solo shows at (Art) Amalgamated and Joseph Gross Gallery. In addition to being included in major national and international collections, Grazi has been featured in widespread publications like Interview and Relapse Magazine.
Grazi utilizes a wide variety of media such as taxidermic animals, acrylics, wood and other materials, compositionally designed to neutralize fear through order and arrangement. Animal and human skulls, bones and taxidermic bats are only some of the elements that, when put together, can trigger fright and relief at the same time. His goal is to alleviate the most ancient fears through acknowledgment of individual power and control in the hope that such acknowledgment can lead to a better understanding of our place in the natural world.
Grazi currently lives and works in Chelsea, New York City, where he also moonlights as the frontman in the art rock band Ferrari Truck.
--Go to Oliver Cole Gallery website for more information--
About Joseph Grazi
American, Brooklyn, NY, United States, based in New York, NY, United States