b. 1960 New York - lives in New York City
Trained as an architect with a degree from Princeton University, Gustavo Bonevardi's artistic practices range from the meticulous to the monumental. Working on a small scale, Bonevardi is known for his letter drawings - graphite images in which a multitude of minute yet precise letters of the alphabet tumble, spill, and stretch their way across the paper surface, creating undulating patterns or precise forms which, when viewed from a distance, conceal their tiny components.
Bonevardi draws on his architectural background when working on his large scale urban projects, which include the memorial Tribute in Light (conceived in 2001 and illuminated each year in New York in commemoration of September 11th) and 10,000 Flower Maze (2011). This latter work, a temporary project commissioned for Shenzhen's Citizen Plaza, China, was inspired by the European garden maze commissioned in 1756 by Emperor Qialong, and consisted of thousands of orange-safety cones arranged in patterns across the public space. Lying somewhere between the scale of his drawings and urban projects, Bonevardi also creates watercolors, sculptures, objects and architecture from his studio in New York City.
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