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Joseph Borzotta
updated: 06/14/2011
website: JosephBorzotta.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Mouth
Blue Boys
Harness
Couple 1
Bootsie
Guys with crop
Girl/Hands
Screamer
Tickle
Red Nails
Times Square 1
Times Square construction 87
Eye
Wet Wild and Weird
HoJos
Tickle
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  erotic, figurative, gender/sexuality, documentary, social criticism, architecture, historical, site-specific, urban
 
 
Mouth by Joseph Borzotta
Mouth
Graphite on paper
2010
14" x  11" 
Blue Boys by Joseph Borzotta
Blue Boys
Pencil on paper
2011
13" x  11" 
Harness by Joseph Borzotta
Harness
Graphite on paper
2010
14" x  11" 
Couple 1 by Joseph Borzotta
Couple 1
Graphite on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
Bootsie by Joseph Borzotta
Bootsie
Graphite on paper
2008
28" x  22" 
Guys with crop by Joseph Borzotta
Guys with crop
Graphite on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
Girl/Hands by Joseph Borzotta
Girl/Hands
Graphite on paper
2006
30" x  22" 
Screamer by Joseph Borzotta
Screamer
Graphite on paper
2008
9" x  12" 
Tickle by Joseph Borzotta
Tickle
G
2011
14" x  11" 
Red Nails by Joseph Borzotta
Red Nails
Pencil on paper
2011
14" x  11" 
Times Square 1 by Joseph Borzotta
Times Square 1
Graphite on paper
1987
14" x  11" 
Times Square construction 87 by Joseph Borzotta
Times Square construction 87
Graphite on paper
1987
14" x  11" 
Eye by Joseph Borzotta
Eye
Graphite on paper
1987
9" x  12" 
Wet Wild and Weird by Joseph Borzotta
Wet Wild and Weird
Graphite
1987
12" x  9" 
HoJos by Joseph Borzotta
HoJos
Graphite on paper
1988
11" x  8.5" 
Tickle by Joseph Borzotta
Tickle
G
2011
14" x  11" 

Artist Statement

Some of these drawings are currently in the Flat Files of Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn and at Opus Underground in London.

The first  pieces evolved from a series about censorship, drawings of x rated imagery with shapes/objects covering up "the naughty bits" that acted as censorship marks but became decorative elements as well. In the sketching process I began to remove information, minimalizing the images reflecting the dehumanizing aspect of porn, yet confronting the viewer that these are real people performing.

Signs of Times are drawings done 20+ yrs ago as the revitalization/Disneyfication of Times Square began. I wanted to document the area through its signage, and was constantly threatened, annoyed and entertained by street people, drug dealers and hustlers. I would like to go back and draw what's currently in the same spots as I documented in 86-88.

Artist Bio / CV
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