Sean Boss is an artist from Foxboro, Massachusetts who currently lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. Boss makes drawings and installations that flatten forms while creating an illusion of depth through a heightened sense of texture. The artist’s aesthetic combines and transgresses different media, reflecting his earlier moves from the Northeast region to Saint Petersburg, Florida and then to Guanajuanto, Mexico.
In April 2015 Sean Boss presented s p o r e s a mixed-media installation that features white-painted fragments of found timber, each pierced with hundreds of silver nails and set within a purely black space. The artist adds handfuls of miniature soft, colorful pon-pons that not only add dimensionality to the spores installation but also embody the spread highlighting the installation’s measure of space and time.
s p o r e s first appeared at the Elliott Gallery of Eckerd College located in Saint Petersburg, Florida where Sean Boss completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in May 2015. In July this piece was included in an exhibition titled mecca at a gallery located in Foxboro, Massachusetts known as “the artist’s studio and gallery at Patriot Place.” In 2014 Boss studied glass at Duncan McClellan Glass in Florida and in 2013, studio art and art history at the Universidad de Guanajuato located in Guanajuato, Mexico. From December 2015 to February 2016 the artist participated in New Beginnings a group exhibition curated by Renee Phillips at Manhattan Arts International and received the AS | Artists Studios Award for showing a unique risk or expansion of an art medium’s limits.