Clarissa Bonet’s Somber Reconstructions Of The Urban Landscape

Today from our friends at Beautiful/Decay we bring you the photography of Clarissa Bonet. Author Victoria Casal-Data notes, “One of the most interesting elements in this body of work is [Bonet’s] ability to transfer what would seem to be a mundane act on the streets to a scene that speaks of the human psyche, and emotion in general.” This article was originally published on October 9, 2013.

Clarissa Bonet. City Space, n.d.; photograph, 24×30, edition of 6. Courtesy of the artist.

Clarissa Bonet. City Space, n.d.; photograph, 24×30, edition of 6. Courtesy of the artist.

Everyone has a different perception of the city, to some it might feel luxurious and culturally rich, to others it might appear to be dirty and smelly, and to many natives, including Chicago-based artist Clarissa Bonet, the city is this somber, anonymous, and emotionally charged space. Bonet’s acclaimed on-going series, City Space, captures her personal perception of the urban landscape and its relationship to the ones that inhabit it. “The Urban space is striking. Its tall and mysterious building, crowds of anonymous people, and endless seas of concrete constantly intrigue me,” the artist says.

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