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Jonathan Bueno

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20110107184742-atraccion
Atraccion (Attraction) Fabric, Thread, Iron, and Acrylic 26" X 40"
20110107184103-caza_usual
Caza Usual (Usual Hunt) Fabric, Iron, Plastic Cord, Paint Marker, Acrylic, and Papier Mache 25" X 37"
20110107191845-igual_femenino
Igual? (Femenino) Same? (Feminine) Fabric, and Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 79"
20110107192045-igual_masculino
Igual? (Masculino) Same? (Masculine) Fabric, and Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 79"
20110107191007-servidumbre
Servidumbre (Servitude) Fabric, Thread, and Acrylic 20" X20"
20110107190731-imitacion
Imitacion (Imitation) Fabric, Thread, and Acrylic 20" X20"
20110107190415-tu_lugar
Tu Lugar (Your Place) Fabric, Thread, Paint Marker, and Acrylic on Canvas 38" X 51"
20110107185633-matrimonio
Matrimonio (Matrimony) Roof Cement, Plaster, Encaustic, and Oil on Particle Board 12" X 25"
20110107190025-presa
Presa (Prey) Roof Cement, Encaustic, and Oil on Particle Board 17" X 35"
20110107032039-ladeseperacion
La Desesperacion del Deseo (The Desperation of Desire) Roof Cement, Newspaper, Tape, Rope, Thread, Fabric, Burlap, and Oil on Canvas 36" X 48"
20110107192428-todas_las_mujeres
Todas las Mujeres Tienen Derecho a Ser Hermosas (All Women Have the Right to Be Beautiful) Sand and Oil on Canvas 8" X 10"
20110107192815-what_s_love1
What's Love Got To Do With It? Interference Acrylic on Canvas 8" X 10"
20110107193114-what_s_love2
What's Love Got To Do With It? Interference Acrylic on Canvas 8" X 10"
20110107193332-what_s_love3
What's Love Got To Do With It? Interference Acrylic on Canvas 8" X 10"
20110107193617-what_s_love4
What's Love Got To Do With It? Interference Acrylic on Canvas 8" X 10"
20110111101518-cimg0181
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Mexico City
Lives in
Long Beach
Works in
Long Beach
Representing galleries
Tags
figurative, mixed-media, pop, surrealism, modern
Statement

BIO

I was born and raised in Mexico City and I have been living in California since 1996.

I attended the Institute of Fine Arts from 1987 to 1988 and the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1989 for a summer.

From 1996 to 1999 I studied Fine Arts, Art History and Humanities at El Camino College in Torrance, where I was awarded the Lila North and Fotis Korkis scholarships for printmaking in 1997.

STATEMENT

The work as a whole is mainly informed by graphic design and advertising, which are major forms of visual communication in contemporary society. This influence can be seen in the crisp lines that are meticulously painted in order to convey the idea of them being printed by mechanical means, however, upon closer inspection, the nuances of the paint application are revealed as an appearance paradox of the handcrafted against the machine made.

All the images used in the paintings are appropriations from different printed sources, mainly Google searches, clip art books, magazines, pornographic Mexican comic books and even fliers left on the windshield of my car. In an attempt to challenge notions of artistic originality this approach morphs the creative process through a selective act, much like a DJ remixes and samples pre-existing music into something different and fresh.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2011 Technocrazy, Jones Studio, Long Beach, CA

2010 What's Love Got To Do With It?, Sipology, Long Beach, CA

2009 Macholandia, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA

2006 Pasquinacion, Alpha Cult, Long Beach, CA

2005 Humor...Sale!, Rocketlogos Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2005 Post-Millennial Retrospective, Open, Long Beach, CA
2005 Pre-Millennial Retrospective, Open, Long Beach, CA
GROUP

2013 Hotel Maya, Long Beach, CA
2013 Paper Trail, Monkeyhouse, Silverlake, CA
2013 Savage City, Bauhausu, Long Beach, CA

2012 Dia de los Muertos, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA
2012 Top of the Dome 9, Crewest Galllery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Creepy Cruisers, 225 Forest, Laguna Beach, CA
2012 Ambiente Artistico, Chatismo 101 Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2012 Femme Fatale, Flazh! Alley, San Pedro, CA
2012 Love & Hate, Calacas, Santa Ana, CA
2012 Luchadores, Chatismo 101 Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2011 Top of the Dome VIII, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Dia de los Muertos, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA
2011 Canceptual V4, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Very Venice Gallery, Venice,CA
2011 Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Connected, Los Angeles, CA
2011 I Still Heart LA, Monkehouse, Silverlake, CA
2011 Vinyl Record Show 3, Hoodlums, Tempe, AZ

2010 Illuminary Interlude, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2010 Top of the Dome VII, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Dia de los Muertos, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA
2010 Sweets for the Sweet, Jet Studios, Long Beach, CA
2010 Blue, Exhibit A Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2010 Decked Out, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Actions, Conversations, and Intersections, LA Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Remnants, Hancock Art & Design Center, Long Beach, CA

2009 Top of the Dome VI, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Dia de los Muertos, Second City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2009 Dia de los Muertos, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA
2009 Up Up and Away!, Monkehouse, Silverlake, CA
2009 Gala Show, Monkehouse, Silverlake, CA
2009 Members Exhibition, Second City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2009 Set Painter for the Play References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2009 Canceptual V.3, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 The Exhibition Exhibition, Pollen, Long Beach, CA
2009 Latino Alternativo, Al Borde, Los Angeles, CA
2009 I Heart LA, Monkeyhouse, Silverlake, CA
2009 Debauchery, Goods Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2008 California Visual Artists, Second City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2008 Top of the Dome V, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Itty Bitty Art Show, Monkeyhouse, Silverlake, CA
2008 Dia de los Muertos, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA
2008 Against the Grain, Alpha Cult, Long Beach, CA
2008 All-a-Board, Monkehouse, Silverlake, CA
2008 Urban Legends, Alpha Cult, Long Beach, CA
2008 Write and Revolt, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Controversy, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA
2008 Members Exhibition, Second City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2008 Fatally Yours, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Love/Hate, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA
2008 The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 This is Long Beach, Second City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2007 Top of the Dome, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Dia de los Muertos, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA
2007 Halloween, C1D Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2007 Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2007 Canceptual V.2, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 One Zero Zero, Alpha Cult, Long Beach, CA

2006 A Matter of Life and Death, Alpha Cult, Long Beach, CA
2006 Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA
2006 V-Day, Alpha Cult, Long Beach, CA 

2005 Out Auction, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
2005 Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA
PUBLICATIONS

- Book by Authors: North Long Beach Anthology, 2009
ARTICLES

- “Off-the-Wall Theft,” Tracy Manzar, Press Telegram, January 3, 2008
- “Eye On Art,” Julian Bermudez, Grunion Gazette, December 6, 2007
- “Portrait of a Young Artist,” Ryan Smolar, Downtown Gazette, 
January 3, 2005