Eros Bonamini (Verona 1942-2012) made his debut as an artist in the 1970s, exhibiting at Galleria dello Scudo and Galleria Ferrari in Verona from 1975.
His research is based on the representation of time through the use of very different techniques that each leave an imprint on the materials, thus making a recording of the actual time of making.
1975 saw the creation of the Chronotopographies: writings of space and time through a sequence of simple motifs, introducing the verbal element of the narration of time. Between 1975 and 1978 he produced the Cements, Tapes and Inks series, studying the hardening and absorption process of materials. In the early 1980s he experimented with the ability of canvas to impregnate itself with colour, by contact or injection. In 1983-1984, the works are more articulated, with colours, signs, writing and gestures. Subsequently, there is a gradual rarefaction of the writings to give way, in the early 1990s, to large works on which a variable action is performed; works that are placed side by side or superimposed on the wall.
Since the year 2000, Eros Bonamini’s artistic research has continued in different directions united by a tendency towards simplification with minimal signs, with an almost total absence of colour, forcefully imprinted on mirrored and deforming surfaces that directly involve the spectator in the process of spatial-temporal fruition of the work.
The following have written about him, among others: M. Bertoni, I. Bignotti, L. Caramel, C. Cerritelli, G. Cortenova, E. Crispolti, I. Del Guerra, L. Magagnato, M. Meneguzzo, F. Menna, P. Nuzzo, L. Panaro, C. Rigolli, A. M. Sandonà, F. Tedeschi, T. Toniato, A. Veca.
His works can be found in prestigious public and private collections, including the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea A. Forti in Verona, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome, the Mart in Rovereto, the Museion in Bolzano, the AGI Verona Collection, and the VAF-Stiftung Collection in Frankfurt.