Jashin Friedrich

  • picks April 05, 2019

    Richard Bosman

    Fear eats the soul, and anxiety keeps it up at night, producing a string of symptoms onto which delusions and fantasies may freely attach. Follow the stairs up to Richard Bosman’s exhibition “High Anxiety,” and find yourself inside the modern human, whose mind balances on the knife-edge of total collapse.

    Bosman has been painting noirish scenes of violence, romance, and anomie for nearly forty years—this intimate survey features works from 1981 to 2019. His canvases, which pull from a range of sources, such as comic books and stock photography, feel operatic. Painted wet-on-wet, his stroke is