About his Art
Gianni Bonincontro was born in Tripoli, Libya on the 7th of November 1958 and could be defined a 360-degree self-taught artist, very curious, versatile, alternative, delicate but incisive.
His first contact with the planet art was with the music, in fact, since very young, he took piano lessons that unfortunately interrupts at the age of 12 when he moved to Italy with his family from North Africa.
Later, he started to play percussion, and once in London, in 2001 he began to play with his first band and others, as a band member and as collaborator. But all this doesn't distract him from one of his many artistic passions and curiosity. So, then, he began to devote himself to writing and in 2005 he won first prize to a literacy contest in Rome with one of his poems. Motivated by this result, he began to write his first romance, a spy story named " Gog and Magog" that was published in Italy in 2006, while in the years to follow he won different prizes in literacy competition's both in Italy and in England.
But for him, all of this was not enough, so left the music world and with the desire to confront himself, passionate both of photography and painting, he devoted himself, first to the camera, then to the brushes and the colors, and inspired and fascinated by great artists such as Pollock, Picasso, Miro', Cesar Manrique, the African and the aboriginal art, finds its own form of expression in the cubism, abstract painting and dot art, painting on canvas, wood, cartridge paper, working in oil, acrylic, varnish and ink. Sometime, when he finds some interesting piece of wood or recycled material, he creates some interesting sculpture too. His paintings, rich in color, it may seem dictated by the case but, if observed carefully, you'll discover some interesting details.
As a photographer he likes to play with the natural light, he adores black and white and hates to retouch up his photos with Photoshop or other programs. Between his pictures works, you can find from a beautiful sunset to a naked woman, from a simple flower to an intense expression of a human face. Even with his digital art that he hits the eyes of who is looking for something unusual and to remain bewitched from the delicacy of the colors and the softness of the abstract forms.
In 2007 he created "@rtItaliaPromos" a project born in order to promote every kind of Italian artists outside their national borders in collaboration with some art gallery in London.
In 2012 Gianni returns to his first love, the music but not as a player but as composer, associating his compositions with some video clips he shot.
Having also worked in London as an extra and supporting actor for many years, even with great actors and directors of Hollywood, among many things, he wanted to experience being behind a camera, so combining his writing skills and his film experience, he wrote and directed "The Dream" a short film that hopes to present to a contest very soon.
Today Gianni, artistically, always looking for new stimuli, commits his time between painting, writing, photography and some musical composition, but all this does not distract him from the daily problems, in fact part of his artistic profits devolves them to charitable associations like Cancer Research and the Homeless.
2005 - Rome – Italy - 1st Prize in literacy competition.
2005 - Salerno - Italy - Jury Prize in a literacy competition.
2006 - Salerno - Italy - 2nd Prize in a literacy competition.
2006 - London - Mention by the Jury in a literacy competition.
2008 - Catania - Italy - Jury Prize in a literacy competition.
2009 - London - Tiffinbites Restaurant Gallery St. Paul.
2009 - London - Emergency Art Charity Auction Unit 24 Gallery.
2009 - London - Bombay Bicycle Club Gallery Painting Exhibition.
2009 - London -Bar Sequence Islington Photographic Exhibition.
2010 - Surbiton - UK - Golf Plaza Gallery Digital art Exhibition.
2010 - London - "An Ealing View” Photographic competition at PM House & Gallery, Special Commendation
2010 - London - 6th Ealing Open Art Exhibition PM House & Gallery.
2011 - London - Londr'ArtExhibition Aquire Gallery Painting Exhibition.
2011 - Florence - Italy – ArtMust Photographic Exhibition.
2012 - London - Photography Exhibition at The Royal Horse Guards.
2015 - London - EAG Centenary painting Exhibition Princess Hall Ealing Town Hall.
2016 - London - EAG Art and Craft Exhibition St. Barnabas Church Ealing.
2016 – Surbiton- UK- Art Centre Corner House Art Gala Painting Exhibition.
2016 – Worchester Park Surrey UK Court Farm Gallery Painting Exhibition.
2017 – London - Polish Centre AEG Painting Exhibition.
2018 – London – W3 Gallery Painting Exhibition.
2019 - London - UK Fade to Black art gallery. Painting exhibition.