19.05.2024 – 23.06.2024 duo tentoonstelling Wido Blokland, Marian Bijlenga. Vernissage zondag 19 mei van 15 - 17.30 uur Visit

Art Brussels - rediscovery - Solo Bob Bonies

The exhibition will showcase a selection of highlights from the 60ies as well as his recent shaped canvases, which are characterized by their vibrant colors and dynamic compositions. Bob Bonies (The Hague, 1937) has built up a body of work that now spans six decades. Since the 1960s, he has been making concrete art; geometrically abstract paintings that are face determining for abstract art in the Netherlands and remain contemporary to this day. The monochrome fields of colour refer to nothing but what they are: colour and form. 

Art Brussels is one of the most important art fairs in Europe, attracting collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts from around the world. The fair presents a wide range of contemporaryart from established and emerging artists from different parts of the world.

Since the early 1960s, Bonies has been working exclusively with geometric shapes and the primary colours red, yellow, blue, plus green if required and white. These colour elements emerge according to a mathematical system, and he then arranges them. Colour and form and the space between are, for Bonies, the building blocks for constructions that speak for themselves and are also in a relationship with the surrounding space. In his oeuvre (so called shaped canvases), now spanning some sixty years, form and colour have been completely liberated from any servitude to descriptive depiction or allusion: Concrete Art, it is what you see.

Galerie Ramakers is a contemporary art gallery located in The Hague, Netherlands, and represents a diverse group of artists who work in various mediums, including painting, sculpture, and installation art. The gallery has been active in the Dutch art scene since 1994 and has gained a reputation for showcasing innovative and thought-provoking works by both established and mid-career artists.

The gallery's participation in Art Brussels marks a significant milestone for the gallery and demonstrates its commitment to promoting contemporary art on an international level. The exhibition of Bob Bonies' works promises to be one of the highlights of the fair, and Galerie Ramakers looks forward to welcoming visitors to their booth 5A-22 at Art Brussels.

paintings by Bob Bonies, in front steel sculpture of Cor van Dijk.