Bob Bonies




1973 180 x 270 cm Acrylic on canvas


1972 195 x 260 cm Acrylic on canvas

'65-023 8.10

1965 30 x 30 cm Acrylic on canvas on board

Biography of Bob Bonies

"A painting has no other function than to be a painting."

Bob Bonies (*1937) is considered one of the most important representatives of the Geometric abstraction. A form of art within the Abstract Art movement that uses closed geometric shapes. Bonies used, like some of his colleagues, a systematic approach. As a result, emotion and the hand of the artist were excluded from his work. "Maximum presence of the image", he called it himself. According to Bonies there was only possible way to interpretate a geometric shape; as a shape.

His work is characterized by primary colors and the absence of a personal handwriting. He felt that an artist should not necessarily be the executor of his work. He also made his art available for many buyers by making graphics and multiples. In addition, he often worked in series.


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