• Beta Beta
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 30 x 30 inches
    • Mi Bunker Es Su Bunker
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 30 x 30 inches
    • Found Structures
    • Acrylic on Paper
    • 30 x 22.5 inches
    • Kludgevilla
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 24 x 30 inches
    • Removable Spaces
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 16 x 20 inches
    • Tapial (Rammed Earth)
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 24 x 24 inches
    • Grand Opening
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 16 x 20 inches
    • Terminal
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 16 x 20 inches

Artist Statement

The artwork of Ramón Bonilla stands within the limits of spatial memory. A notion of space drawn from an imaginary recalling of particular places provide the context and imagery that Bonilla uses throughout his paintings to convey pictures of the here, there and nowhere.

Relying heavily on the use of angles, lines, hard edges, color fields and a streamlined palette Bonilla’s paintings delve into dim borderlines where shapes at times evoke nature and the guise of architecture meet.

The influences of Ramón’s work range from brutalism and geometry to minimalism and low poly art. Rather than an attempt at representation, Ramón’s simulated environments act as an after-image of our ever growing number of transient surroundings.

Artist Bio

Ramón Bonilla is a Denver based artist and an alumni from Redline Contemporary Art Center. Recently chosen by 5280 Magazine as one of ‘The five local artists to watch—and collect.’

(2015 to 2017). Bonilla’s wall art has been commissioned for The Gates Building and Nexus BSP in Denver as well as Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. His work is also part of the art collection of Le Meridien Hotel Denver, The Four Season Beverly Hills and Gaylord Rockies Hotel Aurora.

In 2016 Bonilla participated of Denver Architectural Foundation’s “Doors Open Denver” and Westword’s Artopia. During that time he also presented “Built To Suit” at Michael Warren Contemporary. He has been part of two Redline resident art shows, “Monumental” (2016) and “Nice Work If You Can Get It” (2017). Bonilla curated “(R)evolver” for Redline’s Reach Program and also “Downshifting” (2017), an international collective of reductive art, shown at Redline Denver and supported in part by the Danish Consulate in Denver.

In 2017 Bonilla was also featured on Westword’s 100 Colorado Creatives 3.0. As a member of the international art group Direction/Instruction organized by Hyland Mather; Bonilla showed his work at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia. This year his work became part of a show at The Foothills Art Center about the housing crisis in Denver titled “Finding Home.” His work was also included in a group show titled “Paisatari Vol II.” presented at Galeria Project Art at Tampico, México. This year he is presenting Illuminati DIA at the Denver Theater District as part the Understudy experimental space and is also participating of In Sight On Site: Murals at the Arvada Art Center as part of In Sight On Sight. Bonilla will be participating of a show at Albuquerque’s 516 Arts titled Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness.

Bonilla’s has been recognized by Westword, The Government Development Bank Puerto Rico, U.S. National Park Service, Museum Of Contemporary Art Puerto Rico, Saatchiart.com and Artslant.com. His work has also been included in Artnet.com, Artsy.com, Puerto Rico Art News, Autogiro, ArtMaze Mag and Go Play Denver. In the past Bonilla has been represented by Michael Warren Contemporary.

Ramón Bonilla’s work examines the concept of place through landscape and architecture by integrating a seminal approach to minimalism, geometry, brutalism and low-poly art. In his work there is an underlying concern with material resourcefulness and the environment. Ramón Bonilla has a BFA from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Selected Exhibitions

EDUCATION

1995 BFA, Studio Painting, School Of Fine Arts Of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness, 516, Albuquerque, NM (Curated by Dr. Josie Lopez) Group
HARD LINES: An Exploration of Geometry, Space Gallery, Denver, CO Group
Illuminati DIA, Understudy, Denver, CO Solo – Installation
In Sight On Site: Murals, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities,Arvada, CO Group
Paisatari Vol. 2, Galeria Project Art. Tampico, Mexico Group
Finding Home, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO Group – Installation
Redline 10th Anniversary, Redline, Denver, CO (Curated by Cortney Lane Stell – Black Cube) Group
2017
Downshifting, Redline, Denver, CO (Curated by Ramón Bonilla) Group
Nice Work If You Can Get It, Redline, Denver, CO (Curated By Daisy McGowan – Director at GOCA) Group
2016
Lodo Aglow, Denver Chamber Of Commerce, Denver, CO Window Art
Direction/Instruction, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA (Curated by Hyland Mather of Andenken Gallery) Group
Build To Suit, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO Concurrent Shows
Skart, Indy Ink, Denver, CO Group
Doors Open Denver, Redline, Denver, CO Temporary Wall Art
Westword Artopia 2016, Denver City Hall Event Center, Denver, CO (Curated By JOLT From Guerrilla Garden) Group
Monumental, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO (Curated By Dr. Marisa Lerer, Assistant Professor Visual Performing Arts Manhattan College) Group
2015
One Square Foot, Redline, Denver, CO Group
ArtSlant Showcase, artslant.com, 2nd Place Award Online Juried Show
2014
One Square Foot, Redline, Denver, CO Group
2009
Cognates, Artspace, Hartford, CT Art Intervention
2008
AKA Armageddon Exercises, Artspace, Hartford, CT Installation
Art On The Line: Works On Paper, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT Group
2007
Show 4 A Show, Artwell, Torrington, CT Group
2001
High Art At Low Prices!, Institute For Community Research, Hartford, CT Solo
2000
IV National Art Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Juan, PR Juried
1999
Development Bank Puerto Rico, Cuartel Ballajá, San Juan, PR 2nd Place Award Juried
1998
Supercalifragilísticoespigalindoso, Centro Estudios Avanzados, San Juan, PR Solo
1997
Untitled, Levitage Art Gallery, San Juan, PR Group
Texto, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR Group
1996
La Mancha De La Moncha, San Juan, PR Solo
1995
Graduating Students Exhibition, Convento de Los Dominicos, San Juan, PR Group
Alfonso Arana Foundation Art Show, San Juan, PR Juried
1994
Arte Joven, Citibank Atrium, San Juan, PR Juried
Alfonso Arana Foundation, San Juan Art + History Museum, San Juan, PR Juried

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2016
Leap Second Residency, Leap Second Festival,www.PerfectUsersCollective.tumblr.com 2010
2010
1 HR ART, Neon>Campobase, Bologna, Italy (Curated by Viviana Checchia and Anna Santomauro)
1 HR ART, Sabot Gallery, Cluj-Napoca Romania (Curated by Viviana Checchia and Anna Santomauro)
1 HR ART, Stanica, Žilina, Slovakia (Curated by Viviana Checchia and Anna Santomauro)

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017
Downshifting, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO
2016
(R)Evolver, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO
2001
Las Casitas, Institute Community Research, Hartford, CO
1998
Learn To Preserve, Selected Works From The Learn To Preserve Program Series, Fortín Conde De Mirasol, Vieques, PR

COLLECTIONS

Gaylord Rockies Hotel, Aurora, CO Nexus BSP LLC, Denver, CO
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
The Gates Family Foundation, Denver, CO Le Meridien Hotel, Denver, CO
Stanley Marketplace, Aurora, CO
Denver Theater District, Denver, CO Mirror Image Arts, Edgewater, CO
More Interior Design, Westfield, NJ
Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO
Denver Chamber Of Commerce, Denver, CO
Mental Health Center Of Denver, Denver, CO
City of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Reyes-Veray Collection, San Juan, PR
Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, San Juan, PR