Happy Birthday Toni Morrison!

Happy Birthday Toni Morrison!

Books Authors Poetry Short Stories Booksellers Today, Beloved author Toni Morrison turned 88 years old. We wish you a happy birthday Ms. Morrison. My friend and mentor, Professor Emeritus Dr. Eugene B. Redmond speaks about you often. From your days as senior editor at...
ART TODAY 07.07.17: Steve Martin from the Jerk poster by Chris Bonno

ART TODAY 07.07.17: Steve Martin from the Jerk poster by Chris Bonno

This is a recent piece I did of Steve Martin from the poster for the Jerk, for an old friend. It is a perfect example of the extreme jump from one form of painting to another. On the one hand, the end goal of a detailed likeness (and doing a good job of it) to the freedom of creating shapes and using color without that particular pressure, just the joy of it AND the goal to do a good job of it (still considering the formal issues of the aesthetics of abstracts from what little I know of art history). I’m still informally a student of it.

ART TODAY 07.03.17: Une Paire De Poires 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.” 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.”

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