Chris Bonno – The Art of Comedy

by Tony Shea on January 14, 2013

in ART VS ART, PICTURES

Bonno Artist shot by Cat Gwynn copyChris Bonno is a multi-hyphenate comedian, actor and artist who  lives in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Houston, Texas, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, with Honors, at the University of Texas at Austin. A professional comedian, he was once named the “Funniest Person in Austin” and has spent many years touring with Hal Sparks, Rick Shapiro and John Fugelsang among many others. He’s illustrated for National Lampoon Magazine, the Writer’s Guild of America Magazine, the LA Weekly and the Austin Chronicle to name a few. Currently, he produces his own experimental comedy web series Electric Bonnoland. To learn more about Chris, including how to commission artwork, please visit him at www.chrisbonno.com.

As a painter, there is a sense of humor to Chris’s work that is fun and engaging. Chris has a kind of electric style, using broad brush strokes and vibrant colors in escalating degrees of technique, from the Van Gogh inspired “Mickey by Vinnie” to enhanced celebrity images newly imbued with different emotional shades, like his smolderingly sensual portrait of “Sexy Conan,” which is the the number one art piece at teamcoco.com. With all that said, I am pleased to present the work of Chris Bonno for our inaugural art show.

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Bonno

Red Robot

Red Robot

Sexy Conan

Sexy Conan

Nucleur Chciken

Billy Jack

Billy Jack

Cheese

Cheese

Lincoln

Lincoln

Jennifer

Jennifer

Vincent Price

Vincent Price

Linear Chaos

Linear Chaos

Powdered Wig Green Girl

Powdered Wig Green Girl

Monet Lilies Van Gogh Sky

Monet Lilies Van Gogh Sky

Kryssie

Kryssie

Polanski
Polanski
Virgo Family

Virgo Family

Mickey by Vinnie

Mickey by Vinnie

Meat

Meat

Laura and Dog

Laura and Dog

Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire

Blue

Blue

Tony Shea ( Editor-in-Chief, New York)

Tony Shea is based in New York, having recently moved from Los Angeles after more than a decade on the sunny coast. His short films have won numerous awards and screened at major festivals around the world including Comic-Con. As a musician, he is the lead singer for Los Angeles rock n’ roll band Candygram For Mongo (C4M) candygramformongo.com who has been a featured artist on Clear Channel Radio’s Discover New Music Program and whose songs have been heard on Battlestar Gallactica (Syfy Channel) and Unhitched (Fox) among other shows and films.

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Bill Ding January 15, 2013 at 12:49 am

WOW!

Great stuff!

Love this guy’s work!

Thanks for sharing it!

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