Rosario Bond explores elements of both figuration and abstraction in a multidisciplinary aesthetic approach to painting. Her canvases are compounds of blended and torn lines along with imaginary shapes that mingle between bright and contrasting colors. The viewer exposed to shapes and outlines of beings or imaginary landscapes evoking associations of humans, animals, plants, and flowers. The works reveal magical allusions to Bond’s life experience and her views of our world today.
THE GESTURAL IMPULSE: A METHOD OF CREATION
The 21st Century has witnessed a big leap on neo expressionistic methods deeply disrupting linearity and reason. Exposing this radical approach are the works of Jonathan Meese, Andre Butzer and Albert Oehlen, members of the highly politicized German Neue Wilde movement who have shown in an extremist way the critical politics that defines our unsettled societies today. Their excessive and acute use of distorted and scribbled lines express the fundamentalist life we live in our society at the present time. Far-reaching and drastic issues sweep out all equilibrium of life nowadays. The work of New Wave of German Expressionists of the 21st century clearly reflects this paradigm. The German Neue Wilde make use of the extreme gestural impulse as a means of characterizing this era.
In a similar way, Bond’s proactive and disruptive paintings are radically distanced from beauty and harmony. They establish an artistic connection to the neo-expressionistic platform, making use of a raw gestural impulse; her chosen method of expressing the troubling and disturbing essence of our reality.
Milagros Bello, Ph.D.