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Peshat - Bonco


Tue 4 Aug 2020, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 2 Sep 2020, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Northart, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays St, Northcote, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Northart Gallery

Northart is excited to host a solo exhibition of compelling New Zealand artist Bonco.

Abstract painter Bonco, completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts from Elam University of Auckland in 2017 with a focus on oil paint on canvas. His work revolves around using the idea of a game to explore concepts around the authenticity of experience and identity. He suggests that in Western civilization human society replicates a deeply entrenched consumerist value system while at the same time innately deluded about one’s own significance both personally and as a species in relation to the cosmos.

Bonco’s show, Peshat, will continue his work in geometric abstraction. Bonco is interested in discovering the spiritual, through an investigation of the modernist grid, and its variations. While appearing scientific, mathematical and modern, the grid’s mythical power is that it acts as a symbolist window, offering an opportunity to explore the Universal.

By using the grid as a proxy for society and then subverting it, he is searching for its “unseen” structure. His aim is to create a world with occupants who are not confined to a set of labels, whether related to gender, race or socio-economic background, and through remaining undefinable, unpredictable and fluid they are able to construct a truly dynamic yet harmonious environment - a 'good world' as it were.

Opening event 3 pm on Sunday 2nd of August, then show runs Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 4pm until 2nd of September, see Northart's Facebook page for more details.

Image details: Bonco, 'Racing Green Tiger', Oil on Canvas, 2020. 500mm x 400mm.

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