Serena Bocchino

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Artwork
Inside Orange (iPOP Series) Enamel painting with awn figures and astroturf approx. 80x65"
Installation of iPOP at Tria gallery NYC
Synchronicity (iPOP series) Enamel painting with lawn animals and astroturf 80x68"
Tango (iPOP series) Enamel painting with lawn animals and astroturf 80x55"
Bloom and Synchronicity (iPOP series) Enamel paintings with lawn animals with astroturf
Serena
Bocchino
Artist's Statement

iPOP

Created primarily using enamel paint and Bocchino’s method of “the pouring technique” developed this new series entitled iPOP. This series of paintings presented in an installation environment creates an atmosphere combining high art with popular culture. Using the garden setting as a launching pad combining ordinary lawn ornaments such as, bunnies, squirrels and flamingoes and transforming them into iconographic pop elements in her show iPOP. Since the inception of the pouring technique in 1999, Bocchino's pouring methodology is a necessity to express her poetics and visual vocabulary of rhythmic marks and lines and imagery resulting in a plethora of color, this time to grab our attention and to give us a new perspective. The philosophical contrast of combining high art of abstraction and ordinary lawn ornaments creates an exciting contrast that is provocative and humorous.

Bio/Resume

MoMA featured Bocchino working in her studio in a film documentary by Inversion Films. Bocchino and her work have been the subject of a total of four films, the most recent of which, A Dream of Blue, by Down the Line Productions, received the 2009 Best Inspirational Documentary Award by the NY International Independent Film & Video Festival.

Bocchino’s awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the PS 1 International Studio Residency, the Artists Space Grant, The NJ State Council on the Arts, the Art Matters Grant, the Brodsky Center Printmaking Residency and the Basil Alkazzi Award. Bocchino's solo 2008 exhibition at Tria Gallery in NY received a wonderful review in Art in America and strong reviews in The New York Times and Newsday .Solo Exhibitions: Tria Gallery, NY ;IMPROV Cambridge, MA ; ArtHaus, San Francisco, CA ; Morris Museum, NJ; Pfizer Inc NY ;DCA Wilmington DE ; Studio Bocchi, Rome, Italy.