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Ramon Bonilla: Fiat Lux

01/07/2022 - 01/29/2022


Opening Reception: First Friday, January 7, 6 - 10 PM



“Fiat Lux” is an ad-hoc installation using the walls and space of Alto Gallery as canvas by using paper tape, vinyl and reclaimed materials. It also includes light and sound elements.


“Fiat Lux” is a temporary extension of a mural with the same title which is installed on the exterior of Alto. This mural was produced with paper tape by Ramón Bonilla during 2021.


In Bonilla’s work, visual elements are purposely misaligned, overlapped, and allowed to coincide through an excessively casual approach happening between intention and serendipity. 


This unsystematic approach is grounded on topographical observations and an interest in bricolage, sustainability and material resourcefulness pointing to concepts of impermanence and everlastingness.


Ramón Bonilla is a Denver based artist with a BFA from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de San Juan, Puerto Rico and is also an alumni of Redline Contemporary Art Center Denver. He has been featured on 5280’s Home magazine as one of the “The Five Local Artists To Watch And Collect”.  His work has been commissioned for The Gates Building, Nexus BSP in Denver, Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, CO, The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation in Denver and through Muros, Chicago.  His work is also part of the art collections of Le Meridien Hotel Denver and The Four Seasons Hotel and Resort Beverly Hills. He has been represented by Michael Warren Contemporary and currently has limited representation through Space Gallery Denver and Simon Breitbard Fine Arts in San Francisco. He has shown with Direction/Instruction, an international art group  organized by Hyland Mather and showed his work at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia. He has also shown his work at Understudy Denver and 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM. Bonilla recently  received  a grant from the Inside Fund through the Andy Warhol Foundation to develop his project Illuminati DIA.

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