$30.00 Original Art, American Apparel Tees
My Abstract art on quality Tees: Men and Women sizes
$25.00 Art Book: Jeff Bostic/Automatic
8 x 7.5in Book that is 12 years of abstract painting, drawing, poems, and printmaking from Jeff Bostic.
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Bostic Arts and Music
148 Townsend st unit 4
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Jeff Bostic was born in 1974 in Falls Church, VA. He received a BFA in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000. His work has been exhibited from coast to coast: exhibitions include those at Shockoe Bottom Art Center, 1708 Gallery, and Artspace Gallery in Virginia; Southern Exposure Gallery, Build Gallery, Paula’s Studio, Left Space Studios, and Arc Studios & Gallery in California. He has been the recipient of a Peachtree Award for Excellence in Painting in 2000 and a Bernard Osher Award for his participation in the Southern Exposure group show Repurpose. Jeff currently serves as an educator and advocate for youth in the Bay Area nonprofit organization Allies United for Children. He was Art Editor for the art and literature magazine Lurker and is currently is serving on the board of Moholy Ground, a Bay Area nonprofit photography journal. He also owns and operates Bostic Arts and Music, an independent arts and music business. This business venture showcases his skills as a curator and event coordinator, but most importantly, it is a creative outlet for his love of music.
I approach each work with openness to chance and respect for
randomness. They are guiding principles that ensure the process is equally as important as the end result. I start each work with an automatic drawing element, or a variety of random mark-making that dictates a beginning. Each work forms an identity through the marriage of improvisation and structured composition building. I believe this process creates original drawings that have an innate honesty and childlike perspective. There is an organic quality to the flow of the process, which manifests itself in a series of related fragments, abstract thoughts, and memories combine with visual rhyming and a focus on form that reflect a youthful honesty.
I craft each piece as a “Living Painting”: one that is open, changing, and has endless possibilities for personal reference and interpretation. Visual thinking is the subject matter, and the audience’s relationship to the work is constantly changing.
The true nature of my work is to promote the art of play, and link the predetermined to the limitless possibilities of chance and automatic intuition.
I derive my main inspirations from my studies of art movements: Dada, Surrealism, Pop Art, Neo-Expressionism, and Abstract Expressionism. Giants in my mental landscape include Yoko Ono, Jean Arp, Joan Miro, and Jean Michael Basquiat. They are a few of the many artists that have challenged themselves and the art community to dive bigger and dig deeper. They have certainly paved the way for me, and influenced my own exploration of style and technique. I see children’s art as a
poetic identity to openness. My years working with children (the real Dadaists) have inspired me to be freer, more creative, and a more playful artist. All of these influences have underscored discovery, rebellion and an honest no-holds-barred expression of life that I hold dear in my own work.