jorin bossen


Jorin Bossen’s figurative paintings capture the attitude and personality of their subjects through his gestural use of paint. The thin washes and lush oil paint serve to both define and abstract the subjects represented in his compositions.

As a figurative painter, Jorin mixes figuration with abstraction and uses a combination of sheer washes, pastel pencils and oil paint to reimagine modernist archetypes and pop culture images. Roland Reiss, the influential California artist, professor emeritus at Claremont Graduate University, and the artist’s mentor, describes Jorin as “an outstanding painter with a potent grasp of the power to be found in contemporary images.”

Jorin’s work has been exhibited in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC and is in private collections across the country. His artwork has been featured in national magazines, most notably on the cover of New American Paintings. He earned his MFA from Claremont Graduate University.