Bratsa Bonifacho’s paintings draw from the artist’s interest in language, classical music, and dynamic color; more recently, he has also integrated his interest in technology and cultural identity. 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 he creates abstract paintings with messages embedded on their surfaces, explorations of society. 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 extensively across the world including 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 Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA; Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC; Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK to name a few, and of course, frequently in Seattle at Foster/White Gallery. 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.