Artist Statement: Creating a world where color theory meets contemporary sculpture. Exploring nostalgia and indulgence through reference to sweets, toy culture, 80's and 90's retro flare. Using cement as my material, I'm interested in the idea of excess in today's consumer driven society. Conveying the never-ending cupcake in a "sugar coated" reality. Reflective of a world of over stimulation and re-appropriated ideas. Sprinkled pills, oversized diamonds, toys of an era, splashed with glitter and a wet gloss finish. A combination of glutinous shinny landscapes who reveal childhood colors of cotton candy blue and bubble gum pink.
Artist Bio: Olivia Bonilla is an east coast painter and sculptor born in Vermont, currently living in Charleston, SC. Bonilla received her BFA in painting, with a minor in sculpture, from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Bonilla shows nationally at Fabrik Projects in Los Angeles and Anna Sweet Gallery in Key West. She has participated as a featured artist at the Affordable Art Fair NYC in 2019, The Vendue Hotel in Charleston, SC and the Annual City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT. Current representation by Miller Gallery in Charleston, SC.