ARTISTS WE LOVE: LOUISE BONNET

insight into the depths of the artist’s subconscious.

Swiss born contemporary artists, #LouiseBonnet, captures her subjects in a profound sense of light and volume, exercising the limits of the luxurious, oil paint medium. Monumental in scale, yet boxed within the confines of the canvas, their grotesquely bloated limbs and eyeless faces evoke Old Master painting, Surrealism and underground comix all at once. Traversing the line between beauty and ugliness, comedy and extreme tension, Bonnet’s works offer insight into the depths of the artist’s subconscious.

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, where she attended the Haute école d’art et de design, Bonnet moved to Los-Angeles in 1994 for a year long stay-turned-permanent home. Though her early career was defined by work in illustration and graphic design, her artistic identity was launched in 2008, with a solo exhibition at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, a gallery and project space founded by Shepard Fairey and Blaize Blouin.


Alongside her inclusion in this year’s 59th Venice Biennale, exhibiting in
The Milk of Dreams, Bonnet continues to showcase her work in acclaimed venues such as Gagosian’s Hong Kong gallery space, Onslaught, her first ever exhibition in the Asian continent. Such achievements add to an impressive career trajectory, with the artists having exhibited in New York, London, Berlin, and Los Angeles, been collected by the Denver Art Museum, the Hammer Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and entering the secondary market in 2021 with a sale of almost $82,000. 

 
July 18, 2022