The deeply symbolic art of Paul Bond draws from the Latin American genre of Magic Realism, where dreamlike elements are blended into realistic atmospheres to uncover a deeper understanding of reality. Bond’s art illuminates a world where anything and everything is possible. They are uplifting illusions that delight the imagination and stir the soul. Bond shares the following about his work:
“Altering and juxtaposing familiar objects gives me the visual symbols that become the language I use to reflect emotions or thoughts that I’m entertaining at the moment. Very often paintings are born from something randomly seen from a car window or a line in a poem or song. If it stirs my curiosity and touches my heart, it finds its way into my work.”
Bond’s award-winning magic realism paintings have been featured in galleries, museums and cultural centers, including the Gateway Museum in Farmington, NM and the San Diego Art Institute. His paintings are now in private collections throughout the US, as well as Australia, Germany and England. Corporate collections include the Hotel Hershey and PB&J Restaurants, and his art is featured in many contemporary art publications.
Nov 30-Dec 2 – Pure L.B. Gallery, 1590 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
July and August – Festival of Arts – Laguna Beach, CA