The Mysticism of Bonet

 

Laurent Bonet is a Canadian of Spanish decent, born in Barcelona Spain in 1958. Growing up in an artistic family, Bonet was encouraged to study painting and sculpture with his parents who themselves were prominent artists in Spain during the 70’s.

Bonet was drawn immediately to painting, but incorporated much of the sculptural elements that he had learned into the composition of his works. Some critics interpret his art as a paradigm between beauty and ugliness, others as a series of mythical symbols and styles.

It is no question that Bonet’s paintings are dynamic, they work with the human body and the various layers surrounding the human spirit. We cannot help but feel enchanted by the bold colours and texture he uses to drape over each subject with an incomparable depth and richness.