Bea Bonafini is a London based artist whose interdisciplinary practice draws from oneiric visions, overlapping personal and ancient mythologies. Her tactile, intimate worlds centre around sensuality, vulnerability and fantasy, forming swirling scenarios that are fragmented and multi-layered. Figures are evanescent and transcendental, referencing spiritual imagery where fluid bodies collide, disperse, swim, fly and fall. Bonafini’s work expands the possibilities of painting, tapestry and sculpture and their interrelationships. Holistic perspectives are developed in close dialogue with architecture, where space is approached as an extension to the work to envelop the viewer. Acting as protected spheres, Bonafini’s installations are openings to encounters between the earthly and the otherworldly.





EDUCATION


2016    Royal College of Art - MA Painting

2014    Slade School of Fine Art, UCL - BA Fine Art

2010    Chelsea College of Art & Design, UAL
        - Foundation in Art & Design Diploma

2010    Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Art
        - with Liliana Moro.

2008    Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Art
        - with Li Songsong.