Bratsa Bonifacho's paintings are informed by an abiding interest in semiotic systems of communication and information, especially language, semaphore, and music. He has also integrated his interest in technology and cultural identity in recent compositions. Over his long career, Bonifacho has created work in a variety of media, influenced most significantly by his experience as a child growing up in the midst of WWII and experiencing its repercussions on his home of Belgrade. By combining phrases and letters, positive space and negative space, he creates abstract paintings with messages embedded on their surfaces. Beyond social commentary, Bonifacho's paintings are celebrations of color and form, richly saturated or articulately muted. They are masterful statements made by a very articulate artistic voice.
Bratsa Bonifacho holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arts Belgrade, Serbia, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Belgrade School of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia. Bonifacho's paintings have been shown internationally, with solo exhibitions in Poland, Germany, China, the United Kingdom, and Serbia. He has had dozens of exhibitions across North America, and his work has been shown at in the Pacific Northwest at Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA; Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC; Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK; and in Seattle at Foster/White Gallery since 2004. His work is held in many private, corporate and permanent museum collections across the world including the Canadian Embassy in Argentina, the Museum of Modern Art, Serbia, the National Museum of Serbia and JP Morgan Asia, Tokyo, Japan.
Bratsa Bonifacho 2014 Exhibition Catalog Grazioso Sempre