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Pedro Bonnin

Mexican, b. 1967

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Pedro Bonnin

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Mexican, b. 1967

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Self-taught Mexican painter Pedro Bonnin creates lavishly rendered, hyperrealistic paintings in oil that combine whimsy and provocation. His stylish paintings of tumbling, lingerie-clad people wearing sunglasses call to mind the cheeky and subversive work of fashion photographers like Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, while his close-up portraits of men and women contorting their faces are a virtuoso display of illusionistic technique. As a young man, Bonnin traveled to Europe, where he visited galleries and studied Italian masters like Giotto and Simone Martini. A student of philosophy as well as art, he uses his artwork to explore ideas of reality and perception, as well as Picasso’s maxims that art is a weapon and a lie that speaks about the truth.

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Self-taught Mexican painter Pedro Bonnin creates lavishly rendered, hyperrealistic paintings in oil that combine whimsy and provocation. His stylish paintings of tumbling, lingerie-clad people wearing sunglasses call to mind the cheeky and subversive work of fashion photographers like Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, while his close-up portraits of men and women contorting their faces are a virtuoso display of illusionistic technique. As a young man, Bonnin traveled to Europe, where he visited galleries and studied Italian masters like Giotto and Simone Martini. A student of philosophy as well as art, he uses his artwork to explore ideas of reality and perception, as well as Picasso’s maxims that art is a weapon and a lie that speaks about the truth.

Articles Featuring Pedro Bonnin
Pedro Bonnin Paints Twisted Fashion Photography
May 28th, 2015
Pedro Bonnin Paints Twisted Fashion Photography
Pop Art, Abstract Painting, and Collage Comment on Sexuality and Contemporary Culture at JoAnne Artman Gallery
Nov 21st, 2014
Pop Art, Abstract Painting, and Collage Comment on Sexuality and Contemporary Culture at JoAnne Artman Gallery
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