Consolidation by Lucas Bononi

12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)

Lucas Bononi



71.12 × 101.6 cm | 28 × 40 in

Oil on board

Lucas Bononi had always been drawn to painting trompe l’œils, but Consolidation represents his turn from traditional still lifes to the interplay between human and machine. An ode to how technology influences human ontology, Consolidation juxtaposes an old computer with a young lady. The machine confronts the viewer directly, while the human figure pays no attention, staring deeply only at the computer. Bononi invites us to look deeper into the modern man’s interaction with technology in the most mature demonstration yet of his ability to play with shadow and space.