An artistic outlet for me to spread the different possibilities of communicating through art, music, and the written word.
I am an Artist, Dj, poet, child educator, and Event Coordinator, that organizes a variety of events that build community throughout the art and music scenes in the Bay Area. I love the city I live in and I believe through art and music we truly make change.
“Artists are going to be the metronome of this society.”
What you might see in “The Visible Man”
1. Information to exceptional art and music events.
2. Art and music that you should check out.
3. Information on booking for me and my sound system to light up your dance floor.
4. Updates and images of my art work and art exhibitions.
5. Updates on My Monthly art and Dj events
6. Art sales- My first self published book, art works, and American Apparel Tees!
7. Free downloads of Dj mixes that you can bump in your car or rock any where you want!
8. Music and art reviews
Jeff Bostic 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
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.
I have been Djing for over 14 years. I have rocked many styles of music at local clubs, house parties, weddings, and top billin’ social functions. I love a variety of music styles and have thousands of songs in my music library. I also worked for Amoeba music for a spell and have learned music and djing skills from the experts of the Bay!
Some of the Bars and clubs in the Bay Area that I have had the pleasure of DJing for:
Yoshi’s SF, Otis Lounge.The Bliss Bar, 330 Ritch, The Attic, Temple, The Make-out room, Nickies, The Milk Bar, The Catalyst, Dalva, Laszlo, Mission Bar, The Peacock lounge, The Beauty Bar, San Francisco; Jupiter’s, Berkeley; The Avenue, The Red Room, Oakland, etc.
Events and Places
San Francisco District supervisor’s roast, Presidio Film Centre, The Homeless Coalition 20 year anniversary art auction , Moholy Ground Magazine premiere, Macintosh photography showcase, Sagan Piechota architecture firm, Death Valley Good Friday DJ festival, SF city college Fashion runway show, Left Space studios, Universiy of San Francisco, Mandala Amoeba Music weekly DJ series…
Over 50 weddings, house parties, New Year’s parties, Birthdays, BBQs, etc.