The Geneva-born, LA-based artist’s first exhibition in Asia follows her inclusion in ‘The Milk of Dreams’ at the current 59th Venice Biennale. With a career that initially focused on illustration and design, Bonnet’s evolving interest in different art styles – from Surrealism to underground comix – is witnessed by more unsavoury or off-putting parts of the human experience. The present exhibition comprises two groups of three large canvases displayed as triptychs, and focuses on corporeal fluids of objects of disgust within society, and how these depictions shape our perceptions.
On the surface level, Bonnet’s theme delves into corporeal fluids as objects of societal disgust, and reflects on past depictions of these fluids in art from centuries ago up until now. This superficial analysis elicits the following questions: How does the way we depict things affect our interactions with them in real life? How does the desire to adhere to an aesthetic affect our perception of the world? Bonnet prompts the viewer to reassess why certain objects or ideas elicit a reaction within them and to find the root of all of their beliefs and behaviours.