BOZ ( 1972 - ...until somebody puts him out of his misery )
Boz is a painter and cartoonist & digital artist living and working in Dublin city centre. With little in the way of formal art training, Boz's draws inspiration from a variety of instinctive sources - cave petroglyphs, primitive scrawls, roadsigns, ugly humans - And his use of media varies from pen and ink to acrylic to digital rendering. Much of the
subject matter deals with a grey area of the human mind and has been described
variously as " Mystical fascism ", " religious pornography ", " disturbing and amusing " and " an abuse of talent ".
His illustrations have appeared widely in underground and mainstream publications, as well as on an ever increasing number of album covers and large scale paintings & drawings. The characteristic starkness in Boz's artwork has been the subject of 3 school projects, 2 college papers, 6 low key public exhibitions, and is often the target of scorn, censorship, lazy misinterpretation and abusive correspondence.
An extensive archive of work can be viewed at www.praxisireland.com/boz.