The son of the renowned poet and songwriter, Victor Bokov, Konstantin Bokov was born in 1940 in Shostka, Ukraine. Since immigrating to New York City in 1974, he has created endlessly inventive assemblages and sculptural works from found objects, along with paintings, drawings and DIY public installations. Addressing a range of subjects from the personal to the political, they provoke and delight. The subject of a 2012 award-winning documentary entitled “Free,” Konstantin Bokov has garnered ardent admiration from lovers of outsider art, urban art and contemporary art.
Exhibited concurrently with “Van Der Plas Gallery x The Living Museum,” a solo exhibition of Bokov’s works in a range of media is on view at Van Der Plas Gallery’s showroom on Manhattan’s Lower East Side through March 6.
The image above features the artist standing in front of several of his assemblages. Additional photos of individual works — all including elements of found objects — follow:
“American Eagle,” Oil stick and oil paint on found and repurposed objects, 2010
“Liberty,” Oil stick and oil paint on sled, 2008
“Van Gogh with Liberty,” Oil stick and oil paint on found objects, 2017
“Magpie,” Oil stick and oil paint on wood, 1998
“Anchor and Mermaid,” Oil stick and oil paint on found objects, 2009
“Cock with Clock,” Oil stick and oil paint on found objects, 2009
Also on exhibit are oil paintings and a huge range of works on paper. Located at 156 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, Van Der Plas Gallery is open daily from 12pm – 5pm.
Special thanks to Atlas Torres for capturing these images