Pablo Picasso famously once noted that it took him “four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” Whether through wonder or a general naivety of the world, children are generally able to tap into an unconscious flow state that becomes increasingly more difficult with age. Growing up surrounded by folklore, Hungarian artist Szabolcs Bozó certainly subscribes to Picasso’s observations, as he creates raw gestural characters that carry a childlike sense of fascination.
In collaboration with Avant Arte, Bozó will release a new limited edition print entitled The Aquarium. Colorful and chaotic, the artwork is based off an original painting he created for the last Art Basel in Miami Beach, which was inspired by the coast, neon lights and architecture of Ocean Drive.
Although the underwater figures are somewhat rooted in Bozó’s Hungarian heritage, he doesn’t want to force his perspective on anyone else “and taint their enjoyment of it,” said the artist in a statement. “Everyone digests art differently.”
As an edition of 75, The Aquarium is a 32 color silkscreen on 600gsm Somerset Radiant White paper. The artwork will be available to purchase on August 14 at 6am PT in two options — unframed for $1,416 USD and in a dark wooden frame for $1,872 USD.
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