Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Autopsy"

Brand new piece!

I'm trying to stick with a theme (conceptually and stylistically) and I think I might be on to something here. I am enjoying exploring vulnerability and mortality in as non-morbid of a fashion as I can. I think too often I push thoughts of mortality and feelings of vulnerability to the side, but with this series I've been able to do some real soul searching. It'll be interesting to see what I make when I get back into doing self portraits. "Autopsy" is part of the Death and Dying Series.

Anyway here's the latest and greatest:







"Autopsy"
Pencil on Paper, 2012
22" x 30"
For Sale

Thanks for looking!
<3 B

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Death and Dying Series

So here's my story:

I was going to send in some work to be juried into a magazine and then I forgot what the 'zine was called. Whoops! So since the magazine's theme was death my recent works all have very depressing titles. But I am liking this direction and I anticipate some good things to hopefully come out of the less-than-happy-theme.




"Memento Mori And Me"
Pencil on Paper, 2012
22" x 15"
For Sale

If you are unfamiliar with a Memento Mori I suggest reading more about it here: (Yay Wikipedia!) Basically a Memento Mori can be a reference to a genre of art or an actual object symbolizing mortality (usually in a portrait). It is a very old theme in art and is basically a reminder of one's mortality, to be aware of one's imminent end. Some of the symbolism includes the addition of a skull or text or a poem that references mortality. My symbolism (I think) is pretty obvious.




"Isis Moriendo Renascor"
Pencil on Paper, 2012
22" x 15"
For Sale

Isis Moriendo Renascor is actually a motto of the village √ąze located in southeastern France. It translates to "In Death I am Reborn" and its emblem is a phoenix perched on a bone. Again, I think the death and resurrection I'm trying to convey comes across pretty clearly, at least I'm hoping it does.

Thanks for looking! I am going to try to stick with this theme for a while so check back soon to see what happens!

Please visit my website (www.BozSchurr.com) or my Flickr stream (Here!) to see some detail shots.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pop Up Gallery

Hey kids!

I have some work in Salem Centre's Pop Up Gallery. It's a little local run joint and I am hoping to get more involved as time goes by.

Here's a little virtual tour:
video


I am hoping to get more work up soon (so much to frame!) I'll put up more photos soon.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

4x6/6x4 Postcard Exhibit

Going to have a few pieces for sale in Colorado Mesa University's 4x6/6x4 Postcard Exhibit. So if you are in Grand Junction, Colorado anytime soon check it out and buy a piece! Money goes to support CMU's Art Department!










Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 6, 2012

6x6x2012

Hey there everyone,

If you are looking to build up your resume and want a super easy show to apply for (with no entry fee) I highly suggest you check out the 6x6x2012 show in Rochester NY. You donate a piece of art (up to ten pieces actually) and it gets shown in NY! What an easy way to get your name out there!

http://www.roco6x6.org/

I have already sent in my pieces. Go send in yours!



Sunday, February 5, 2012

Test Test, One, Two


Just a few drawings of mine. Trying something out here... Check back later.

<3 Boz Schurr