Unveiled by Lucas Bononi

13th Annual ARC Salon (2017-2018)

Lucas Bononi

Unveiled

2017

60.96 x 45.72 cm | 24 x 18 in

Oil

  • Honorable Mention / Still Life

This work is on loan from a private collection.

"My paintings are a constant investigation of the human condition in the twenty-first century. When exploring specifically the realm of still life, I tend to use retro objects appearing to be obsolete from functionality, only to be appreciated as objects that serve for aesthetic purposes. This world then seeks to draw a reflection of the past while being true to present time. In my work Unveiled, I try to capture the mundane as outstanding delights. The painting narrates the climactic event of unveiling a new present, however in this case, a used 1940s mixer. In attempts to contrast the old and the new I juxtaposed shiny magenta gift-wrapping paper with dynamic, rhythmic folds to reveal the old kitchen appliance underneath in a modern, sleek way." – LUCAS BONONI