About This Exhibit

My Sanity On Holiday is Lio’s third solo exhibit in a year seeing the artist dive full heartedly and completely into surrealist abstractions and themes. In speaking about the exhibit the artist says he allowed himself the opportunity to go deep within his own personal landscape finding beauty in the grotesque and the unlikely. in the process. This show is about building a parallel to the world we live in, breaking down ideas around the self, religion, and our relationship with money and

This exhibit includes close to two dozen works with a focus on painting, drawing, collage and photography. The majority of these works were created during the completion of Lio’s recent art residency at Eldorado Springs Art Center – being honored as Boulder County’s first Artist-in-Residence.

This is set to be Lio’s final show in Denver for the foreseeable future as the artist is to make passage to New York City immediately following the closing of this exhibit.

Don’t miss your chance to check out Bumbakini at this stage in his career, an exhibit that’s not to be missed

Artist bio

Lio Bumbakini is an artist who paints the modern experience in swaths of folkloric imagery inspired by his African descent (Congo-Zaire) and Euro-Centric (Belgian) upbringing. Lio’s works consist of large-scale murals, canvas paintings, drawings, mixed media work, and digital performative installations including short films. As a diasporic African with connections and communities on three continents, Lio is in constant conversation with his present, his history, and the larger social, artistic and political context of his realities.

Based out of Boulder since 2011, Lio has been named one of Colorado’s top creatives by Susan Froyd at Westword Magazine. Lio has collaborated with the likes of MTV, The Gill Foundation, Urban Outfitters, Streetwise Boulder, Visible Mobile, and the RiNo Art District to name a few. You may have run across his work featured in Rocky Mountain PBS, KGNU, The Westword, The Daily Camera, or Birdy Magazine.

Artist statement

“I believe ART provides a window into the ethereal, the space between the societal, the physical, and the immaterial.

It is the door to both past human experiences and its future manifestation.” – Lio

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