Coleccion Reyes - Veray
Bonilla Ryan, José Roberto. 231Bonilla Ryan, José Roberto. 232Bonilla Ryan, José Roberto. 233Bonilla Ryan, José Roberto. 234
Bonilla Ryan, José Roberto
José Roberto Bonilla Ryan (Aibonito, P.R., 1947 - San Juan, P.R., 2001)

Painter and writer. He studied at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture’s School of Plastic Arts. Throughout his artistic career, he participated in over thirty exhibitions, mostly collectives, and held individual exhibitions on two occasions. He belongs to the second generation of Puerto Rican abstract artists, together with Julio Suárez, Wilfredo Chiesa, and Jaime Romano, among others. In 1969, he received an Honorable Mention in Drawing in the Christmas Contest at the Ateneo Puertorriqueño (Puerto Rican Arts and Sciences Association), and in 1981 and 1983 he received the UNESCO Honorable Mention in San Juan. In 1995, he wrote Calma Aparente (Apparent Calm), the main essay for the Joaquín Reyes retrospective catalog for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC, for its acronym in Spanish). He studied the artistic currents of the twentieth century, particularly those of the New York School, and this esthetic influence marked his work. An oriental influence is revealed in some of his works through the spiritual concepts of Zen, contemplation, and karma.

José Roberto Bonilla Ryan, (Aibonito, P.R., 1947 - San Juan, P.R., 2001)

Painter and writer. He studied at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture’s School of Plastic Arts. Throughout his artistic career, he participated in over thirty exhibitions, mostly collectives, and held individual exhibitions on two occasions. He belongs to the second generation of Puerto Rican abstract artists, together with Julio Suárez, Wilfredo Chiesa, and Jaime Romano, among others. In 1969, he received an Honorable Mention in Drawing in the Christmas Contest at the Ateneo Puertorriqueño (Puerto Rican Arts and Sciences Association), and in 1981 and 1983 he received the UNESCO Honorable Mention in San Juan. In 1995, he wrote Calma Aparente (Apparent Calm), the main essay for the Joaquín Reyes retrospective catalog for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC, for its acronym in Spanish). He studied the artistic currents of the twentieth century, particularly those of the New York School, and this esthetic influence marked his work. An oriental influence is revealed in some of his works through the spiritual concepts of Zen, contemplation, and karma.


BACK TO PORTFOLIO