Bratsa Bonifacho


Artist biography

Bratsa Bonifacho is an established contemporary visual artist, Bratsa Bonifacho was born in 1937. Artists Tomislav Gotovac, Paul Narkiewicz, Ghiorghi Apostu, Ralph Adron, and Gloria Alcahud are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bratsa Bonifacho

Bratsa Bonifacho was born in 1937 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.