June 17-29, 2023
Bau-Xi Gallery, 3045 Granville Street, Vancouver
Opening Reception Saturday June 17, 2-4pm | Artist in Attendance
Bratsa Bonifacho is an established artist based in Vancouver, Canada. His work is held in many private, corporate and permanent museum collections across five continents. Major collections held include the Canadian Embassy in Argentina, Museum of Modern Art in Yugoslavia, the National Museum of Serbia and the Department of External Affairs in Ottawa.
Internationally recognized for his deeply layered abstract paintings, an intense interest in technology, communication and cultural identity is at the forefront of his current artistic practice. Bonifacho’s Habitat Pixel series explores tensions between the logical, linear scripting of virus programs and their capacity for destruction. Bonifacho imitates the effects of computer viruses and worms by scrambling letters and messages in his large-scale oil paintings. His work carries the elegance of programming code and indicates the deep layers of chaos and confusion caused by viruses, conflict, and crisis.
Bonifacho joined Bau-Xi Gallery in 1998 and affiliate gallery, Foster/White Gallery in Seattle in 2004.