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Cobi tfj Bosch, born in South Africa in 1985, is a gifted self taught artist whose roots trace back to the charming village of Steynsrus in the Free State. As the youngest of four siblings, Cobi was immersed in a world where creativity and imagination thrived. While both of her parents pursued teaching as their profession, their individual talents left a lasting impression. Cobi's mother possessed a magical touch with any needlework, boasting green fingers and an innate ability to captivate through storytelling. Meanwhile, his father's skills as a self-taught painter and woodworker enriched him understanding of craftsmanship and self-expression.


With an artist's heart and a penchant for graceful provocation, Cobi embarked on a journey of creative exploration. It was at the end of 2021 that he discovered pottery, and his passion for clay ignited. Preferring the process of hand building over throwing on the wheel, Cobi finds solace in the transformative nature of clay, allowing it to shape his emotions and thoughts into tangible works of art.


Influenced by his personal experiences and upbringing within traditional religious belief systems as a young homosexual, Cobi's art embraces the complexities of life, revealing the interplay between mess, love, and joy. His body of work serves as a narrative medium, interweaving various forms of artistic expression such as writing, sewing, embroidery, flowers, and ceramics. Through this harmonious integration, Cobi delivers powerful stories that resonate with viewers, evoking emotions and contemplation.


His art is a testament to his unwavering commitment to authenticity and creative exploration. His work gracefully challenges societal norms while delving into the intricacies of the human experience. With a deep appreciation for storytelling, he invites viewers to reflect on their own journeys, fostering connections and dialogues that transcend boundaries.


Through his masterful fusion of mediums, he embraces the role of a storyteller, inviting audiences to embark on a transformative voyage. His art resonates with the messiness and beauty of life, leaving an indelible mark on those who encounter his captivating creations.

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