Freelance graphic designer from Graz/Austria, currently based in Brooklyn/New York. Has essentially worked as a freelance Art Director at the Graz-based-close-companion design agency EN GARDE, since graduating from Information Design at FH Joanneum in 2007. Loves to work on artistic and sociocultural projects and making up own concepts for books or installations. Currently soaking up New York impressions.
Bosco Sodi is known for his richly textured, vividly colored large-scale paintings. Sodi has discovered an emotive power within the essential crudeness of the materials that he uses to execute his paintings. Focusing on material exploration, the creative gesture, and the spiritual connection between the artist and his work, Sodi seeks to transcend conceptual barriers. Sodi leaves many of his paintings untitled, with the intention of removing any predisposition or connection beyond the work’s immediate existence. The work itself becomes a memory and a relic symbolic of the artist’s conversation with the raw material that brought the painting into creation. Sodi’s influences range from l’art informel, looking to artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Jean Dubuffet, to master colorists such as Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and the bright hues of his native heritage.
Michael is a designer who has worked in New York since 2000. After leaving behind the bayous of Louisiana for NYC he received a masters degree in architecture from Columbia University. After school he began teaching and started SOFTlab, a design studio that is a unique blend of designers, artists, architects and educators who approach every project from a fresh perspective to create rich spatial, graphic, interactive and visual experiences.
By mixing research, creativity and technology with a strong desire to make working fun, SOFTlab attempts to create new and unique experiences.