Originally from South East Michigan, AJ Fosik currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fosik has a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York.
“Using wood and found materials, he creates figural, eclectic and intricately designed three-dimensional pieces that intrigue and provoke. Fosik’s animal subjects and anthropomorphized beings are built using a complex process in which each form is carefully handcrafted by arranging hundreds of pieces of individually cut and varnished wood, which the artist paints in vibrant colors and patterns. Sharp teeth, claws, and eyes emerge once the creatures are completed—either constructed as freestanding forms or wall-mounted pieces, referencing modern taxidermy practices. Evocative of American Folk Art, the work is often inspired by subversive cultural influences that shift complacency.”
Fosik will be exhibiting with Bill McRight at the David B. Smith Gallery from July 16 – August 14, 2010. He also has a solo show at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco from November 13 – December 4, 2010.
To see more of AJ Fosik’s work, check out his photostream on Flickr.
Bio from: Jonathan Levine Gallery