AJ Fosik creates sculptures of wood and found materials with an irresistible uncanny aura. In a process of arranging hundreds of individually cut, varnished, and painted pieces, he handcrafts artificial creatures, reduced and abstract animals with an anthropomorphic appearance. Familiar cultural icons and traditions are re-configured, confronting the viewer with cryptic symbols from overlapping sources. In such a way, AJ Fosik asks questions about the familiar and the uncanny, the relationship of art and viewer, nature, culture and history.
With a background in illustration at Parsons School of Design, AJ Fosik has exhibited in gallery shows in New York, Paris, Denver, and São Paulo.