AJ Fosik – Count Back from Nothing

28 Jun

AJ Fosik was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently based in Portland, OR. Fosik received a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York. His artwork explores the powerful medium of language and metaphor to emphasize narrative and interpretation. 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 creates work which suspends comfort with the appeal of familiar symbols and images. In this dynamic tension, the art and the viewer come together in an expanded definition of culture and assumption.

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Ursine Brawl

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Thaumaturgic Bull

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Being in so far as being goes

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Self Portratit

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DSCF1521

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One Hundred Percent Savage

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As Good as Any God

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Embracing Stochasticity

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Hammer I miss U

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The Third Way Out

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In the Teeth of Stupefying Odds

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Dare Nothing, Hope for Nothing

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The Time & The Way

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Idol for the Absurd

More About AJ Fosik:

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Bear Study Life Size

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2 Responses to “AJ Fosik – Count Back from Nothing”

  1. Fiction & Foibles June 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Stunning, stunning, stunning!!! as usual.. I am a huge fan of his work. Thank you for sharing!

    -Wendy

    • chucuta June 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

      Wow! your work is also stunning Wendy! Thank You (and Rory) for sharing too.
      Laura 😉

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