PATRICIO BONTA
   
  BIBLICAL PASSAGES
 
 

With Passages Biblical Patricio invites us through his drawings in a mythical and legendary way to relive some chapters of Genesis.

We also make a visual tour of the Ministry of Jesus in Galilee and as a final, the way to the Cross, The Way of the Cross.

We begin in Genesis for the origin of humanity and we follow Patriarchal history. In this deep search and without realizing we are immersed in his contemporary vision.
For example, if we look at the work "The sacrifice of Abraham" we can notice that in his contemporary vision, Patricio makes us notice that Isaac probably warned of the harsh truth, and fell silent.

We continue to the work of "The Ministry of Jesus in Galilee"
where Patrick here offers us to get closer to the journey that Jesus made and the teaching he transmitted on piety, spirituality and compassion, walking through different cities and towns.

To conclude, Patricio shows us the Way to the Cross, The Way of the Cross, in this work when we stop to observe each of the stations that through the expression of his drawings, alludes to each look, each movement and even the humility that Jesus showed in this painful Way.

Cecilia Fitz-Simon

     
       
 

The Creation
Ink on paper
25 x 30 cm.

Babel's Tower
Ink on paper
25 x 30 cm.

The corruption of Sodoma
Génesis 1 (19)
Ink on paper
25 x 30 cm.
     
       
 

Caín and Abel
Génesis 4 (1-8)
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.

Noah's Arc
Génesis 6 (14-22)
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Separation of Abraham and Lot
Génesis 13 (5-9)
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
     
 
       
   

Joseph and his brothers
Génesis 37 (5-15)
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.

 
     
       
 
Via Crucis I
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Via Crucis II
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Via Crucis III
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
     
       
 
Via Crucis IV
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Via Crucis V
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Via Crucis VI
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
     
       
 
Via Crucis VII
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Via Crucis VIII
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Via Crucis IX
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
     
       
 
Via Crucis X
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Via Crucis XI
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Via Crucis XII
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
     
       
 
Via Crucis XIII
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
Via Crucis XIV
Ink on paper

25 x 30 cm.
     
 

Curriculum

Born  in Budapest, Hungary in 1946. He lives and works in Argentina.

He studied Painting and Drawing in several plastic art workshops and worked intensely under the supervision of Anibal Carreño. Years later, he developed new ink techniques on cardboard  with Carlos Herzberg.

Together with his art work, he had an intense career in advertising.

In 1977 he began to present his works in salons and group exhibitions.

Exhibitions done between 1977-85: Parana Museum (Province of Entre Rios) Casa de la Cultura (Luján); Municipalidad de Ramos Mejía, homenaje a Picasso (SAAP); Salón de Otoño (Buenos Aires); Salón de Tigre (Province of Buenos Aires); Salón de Lanús (Province of Buenos Aires);Group Exhibition for SAAP, promotion; Esso Price ’84.

1984
Centro Cultural Recoleta - he held his drawing project  “Mostros” together with photos  by Victor Kesselman.

1989
Rio de Janeiro - a group  exhibition “Los nuevos nuevos”

1992
Blades Gallery – His first solo exhibition

1993
Modern and Classic Gallery (Argentina) a solo exhibition of his drawings. Sotavento Gallery –  (Caracas Venezuela) A solo exhibition of his paintings. (Catalogue – text by Tahía Rivero)

1994
Alberto Elia – Mario Robirosa Gallery - a solo exhibition of his paintings.

1995
Miami Art Fair – Her represented Alberto Elía – Mario Robirosa Gallery with his paintings.

1998
Arroyo Gallery – A solo exhibition of his paintings. (Catalogue – Text by Raúl Santana)

1999
Arte BA, a contemporary art fair  in Argentina. He represented Arroyo Gallery with his paintings.

2000
Agora Gallery – New York – First Annual Latin American art Exhibition. He participated  in a group exhibition with his paintings.

2001
Centro Cultural Borges - a solo exhibition- Drawings and Paintings. (Catalogue – Text by Lucas Fragasso – Martha Nogueira)

2005
Centro Cultural Borges - he was invited by the Iberoamerican Advertising Festival – He participated in a group exhibition with his paintings.

2007
Vasari Gallery - a solo exhibition. He introduced his drawing project “Inconvenient at the Public Services” based on the book of Julio Cortazar, History of Cronopios and Famas together with Julio Ludueña’s cinemaographic animation. (Catalogue – Text by Sarah Guerra/AACA – AICA)

2009
Centro Cultural Borges - he exhibited his first series of paintings Bonta’s Crucifixes. (Catalogue – Text by Julio César Crivelli – Sarah Guerra / AACA-AICA)

2010
Niko Gulland Gallery  a solo exhibition of  his ink drawing works.

2011
Consulate General of Argentina in New York – Curator Niko Gulland

2013
Argentine Embassy in Berlin-  Solo exhibition Paintings and ink drawing works. Curator Niko Gulland

2017
Niko Gulland Gallery – Solo Exhibition – “Biblical Passage” – Ink Drawing works and  Firm pastel oil color – Text by Priest Vicente LLambias
Jorge Luis Borges Foundation – Solo Exhibition – “Biblical Passage” – Text by Priest Vicente LLambias

Paintings and Drawings are in private collections.

 
 

   
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