Illuminati DIA @Understudy July 6th to July 27th by Ramon Irwin Bonilla

Illuminati DIA 

 Illuminati DIA is a site specific installation by Denver based artist  Ramón Bonilla  on view at Understudy from July 6th, 2018 – July 27, 2018. Open Wednesdays thru Saturdays 12 pm to 6 pm.   Illuminati DIA is an  immersive space, slightly inspired by Denver’s airport, surrounding conspiracy speculations, and by the current perception of legitimate and illegitimate knowledge. The concepts examined through Illuminati DIA resonate through its space in the form of wall and window murals, audiovisual and tridimensional elements as well as the use of light.  Merging seemingly incompatible concepts into an experiential environment that is visionary as well as mundane; Illuminati DIA deals with concepts of utopia, survivalism, alienation and existentialism mainly through a formal and minimal visual approach. Think of it as an esoteric vivarium meets a dystopian man-cave meets a trendy bunker. Through Illuminati DIA the fragility and inaccuracies of our present reality are approached subtly and even in absurd ways.

Illuminati DIA is a site specific installation by Denver based artist Ramón Bonilla on view at Understudy from July 6th, 2018 – July 27, 2018. Open Wednesdays thru Saturdays 12 pm to 6 pm.

Illuminati DIA is an immersive space, slightly inspired by Denver’s airport, surrounding conspiracy speculations, and by the current perception of legitimate and illegitimate knowledge. The concepts examined through Illuminati DIA resonate through its space in the form of wall and window murals, audiovisual and tridimensional elements as well as the use of light.

Merging seemingly incompatible concepts into an experiential environment that is visionary as well as mundane; Illuminati DIA deals with concepts of utopia, survivalism, alienation and existentialism mainly through a formal and minimal visual approach. Think of it as an esoteric vivarium meets a dystopian man-cave meets a trendy bunker. Through Illuminati DIA the fragility and inaccuracies of our present reality are approached subtly and even in absurd ways.

MID-ISH 2017 - JUL 2018 by Ramon Irwin Bonilla

Completed wall vinyl commision for corporate space of Nexus BSP (Denver). 

Finding Home at the Foothills Art Center (Golden) includes installation titled Kludge City Nice Scenic View.

Topography and Coastal.City.Hills. reproduction included at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills.

A number of paintings were purchased through NineDot Arts (Denver) and More Interior Design (NJ).

Installed Vinyl Wall Art, Landform. Made.Trace.Elevation at the Gates Family Foundation Building.  

Completed wall art commission at Stanley Marketplace (Aurora).

Studio featured on social media for Metropolitan Gallery (Texas).

Two paintings, Netherworld and The Front Range, are included as part of the permanent collection at Lemeridien Hotel (Denver).

Completed a two year residency with Redline (Denver).

Conducted three sessions of Play Space At Argo Park (Denver). Participated with three reclaimed wood pieces of Movable Feast at Curtis-Mestizo Park (Denver).

Curated Downshifting which opened at Redline (Denver) on June 23rd with an attendance on that night of 500+ Heliocentric Distance (CERCA)was part of the show.

Downshifting - Group Exhibition by Ramon Irwin Bonilla

Downshifting

Exhibition: June 30 - July 23, 2017
Public Reception: June 30, 6-9 PM

Curated by Ramón Bonilla

Curated by Ramón Bonilla, Downshifting is a group exhibition that calls attention to the meditative quality of reductive art, which encompasses minimal, post-minimal, hard edge and geometrical work. Reductive art work is typically explored in terms of formal qualities like medium, rarely conjuring conversations that respond or reflect on political realities. For many artists around the globe, however, reductive work can provide a sanctuary from the hyperactivity and sensory-flooding that has come to be our everyday reality.

Working with 12 internationally-based abstract and minimalist artists, Downshifting will transform RedLine’s 6,000-square-foot exhibition hall into a sanctuary of abstract works with programming that explores sensory deprivation rather than spectacle and provocation.

Participating Artists:
Eltono (France)
Louyse Blyton (Australia)
Ramón Bonilla (Puerto Rico)
Sandra Fettingis (USA)
Andrew Huffman (USA)
Kristofer Hultenberg (Denmark)
Michael Mork (Denmark)
Gary Andrew Clarke (England)
Ashley Frazier (USA)
SEIKON (Poland) 
Hyland Mather (USA)
Frank T. Martinez (USA)

Image: Ramon Bonilla

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UPDATE 2016 by Ramon Irwin Bonilla

Three of my pieces are included on Artnet.com

Accepted invitation from Hyland Mather of Andenken Gallery to become part of the Direction/Instruction - a traveling group exhibition showcasing an international group of artists who are focused on challenging uses of Geometry, Color, Composition, Text, Form and Ad Hoc materials.

Participated of Direction/Instruction group show at Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Philadelphia (August 26, 2016 – September 17, 2016).

Media:

http://www.dutchcultureusa.com/blog/3185/hyland-mather-curated-exhibit-at-paradigm-gallery-philadelphia

http://artnewspr.blogspot.com/2016/08/puerto-rican-artist-ramon-bonilla-in.html?spref=fb

http://verynearlyalmost.com/dev/2016/08/half-a-dozen-questions-with-graphic-surgery/

http://verynearlyalmost.com/dev/2016/08/exhibition-review-direction-instruction-at-paradigm-gallery/#more-33959

http://www.juxtapoz.com/news/painting/direction-instruction-paradigm-gallery/

Honored by Artslant.com with 1st 2016 Artslant Prize Showcase Winner - Installation Category

Curated show titled "(R)evolver" for Redline's 6th Annual Reach Studio Exhibition.

Participated with murals for Artopia 2016 and Doors Open Denver 2016.

Successfully participated of Redline's Annual Resident Art Show curated by Marisa Lerer and titled "Monumental". Received a compelling review by Michael Paglia of Westword