3-color hand-pulled screen print on shaped die-cut purple mirrored plexiglass
17h x 30w inches
Edition of 25
Louis Buhl & Co. is pleased to present our latest edition with Greg Bogin, Grape Jelly. Bogin is a contemporary artist who lives and works in New York. His brightly colored works follow a path of minimalism mixed with pop references, with balances of blank white space and gradients. In Grape Jelly, these signature expanses of devoid white areas are replaced by a purple mirror, the piece's playful silhouette lined with a fluorescent screenprinted border. The second iteration of the series following his auburn edition Tangerello, the project grew from a series of drawings Bogin created upon his long-awaited return to his studio as covid restrictions in New York slowly began to ease this past Spring. Along with masks, the artist notes protective eyewear as an integral part of the aligning social landscape. His diverse collection of sunglasses serves as both visual and symbolic inspiration for the work.
While mirrors are traditionally devices of vanity used to reflect a representation of how the viewer appears to the world, Grape Jelly ignites a shift in focus from the individual to his or her surroundings. With the reflection that the artwork's nature allows, it is up to the viewer to fill in the blank; through this added layer of possibility, Bogin encourages the viewer to pay mind to the boundless beauties of life.