A pair of Pears by Chris Bonno

ART TODAY 07.03.17: Une Paire De Poires by Chris Bonno

Playing with shapes and colors, Bonno chuckles when he explains to Janice Bremec Blum that he loves the “f…k it factor.”

Photo by: Cat Gwynn

Basically, that means going mad in his own world and giving himself permission to be loose. That freeing spirit is found in all of Bonno’s work. “I don’t leave a painting until I believe in it” he says, “until it impresses me.” Some of his art influences include Egon Sheile, Lucian Freud, Picasso, Peter Saul, Robert Crumb and Jack Kirby to name a few.

Chris’s development as an artist has paralleled his work as an improviser, actor and comedian. With the art work being ongoing, his career as a performer has consisted of numerous appearances on tv shows and films as well as years featuring as a standing up comedian in clubs in New York, Vegas, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles and Canada. Some of his art influences include Egon Sheile, Lucian Freud, Picasso, Peter Saul, Robert Crumb and Jack Kirby to name a few.

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