As our world has advanced in a technical revolution unprecedented in history, our struggles as a human species continue. Art is needed now more than ever to entertain and express the beauties, hardships, and challenges of our human story.—Bruno Surdo
GALLERY VICTOR ARMENDARIZ kicks of the Fall arts season with an explosive group of new paintings by Chicago-based artist BRUNO SURDO. The seventeen paintings included in LIBERATION explore personal yearning for spiritual and individual independence using various motifs and subject matter. The artwork challenges the viewer to connect with images that correspond to their own yearning for personal freedom. The viewer will recognize references to mythology, literature, and folklore, as well as archetypal reflections of Jungian Psychology representing male and female sexuality. These themes and references, combined with Bruno’s extraordinary technical expertise, create a not-to-be-missed exhibition.
Since he began showing his artwork in the 1990’s, Bruno’s work has consistently received both critical and popular acclaim. He has exhibited his work at: The Arkansas Art Center, Loyola University, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, University of St. Francis School of Creative Arts, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, The Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama, The University of Wisconsin. Bruno was the Founder and Director of the School of Representational Art in Chicago and currently teaches at Columbia College in Chicago. His artwork is in collections all over the world.