Marcos Bontempo

Friday, May 6 – Jul 2, 2022

740 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60654

Bontempo's words describing this series, "They fall in the void with borrowed souls." 

Marcos' personality and emotional shifts have led him to create two separate bodies of work. During the day, Marcos draws and paints very refined landscapes which depict the surroundings of his daily walks. But rather than being vapid, they are stricking by their depth. During the night, he paints a whole other universe, that of a world filled with figures, each one like a scream coming out of a shadow on a theatrical stage. Each one of these figures is floating in space and has a life of its own, all reminders of ancient rituals, of ancestral beings, totems or polymorphic beings.


Image: Untitled, 2022, China ink, water, oxide rust, and salt on paper, 11 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches unframed, MB 27