How would you describe your art - in one sentence, or a short phrase.
My artwork is not a composition of answers, but a composition of questions.

Photo of you in your studio; or beside an art piece that you like.

One sentence to describe your studio / the place you work.
Sanctuary.

Photos of your 3 best artworks, the title and a short description.

Galileo Gambit:
A condition where one should decide whether to follow his own ideology and face the consequences from society or follow the dominant ideology in order to protect himself.


Reckoning:
A man forced to kneel in front of an angel holding crusader flag, a story about conflict between religion and freethinker.


Hunt:
Hunt shows an angel as a guardian of biblical law being hunted by humans. It tells a story about human rejection of an old law that has become obsolete in today’s world.

Most memorable art commission - what was the piece about, who commissioned the art, what was the experience like.
The most memorable commission is my first commission. I was just a second year student helping a friend’s booth at some event. The security came and ask if I was an art student, and said that he had a request. It was a very simple project, he just asked me to draw his son. I didn’t bring my tools at that time because I wasn't planning to draw anything there but my friend convinced me to take the project anyway, so I borrowed a pencil and use a plain paper to draw his son, for free. He was very happy with the artwork and insisted to pay me. A lot of people saw it and I ended up working on a lot of commission as a side project since that day.

How you work with your clients - a short description of how you develop concepts and ideas, and collaborate with your clients.
I would start with the main idea from the client and what kind of painting do they want, then they can give me more detailed description of the project. If they just want me to visualize their idea than I can start making sketches based from that description. For a conceptual project, there will be discussion about the subject before I make sketches to make sure that we have the same perspective. From there I’ll give them update about the progress of the final artwork.

What/who inspires you?
Old things or abandoned buildings. Classical music also give a lot of inspiration.


Browse Edward Bonaparte's artworks on The Commissioned.