Emotive Metropolis

Clarissa Bonet (b. 1986) is a Chicago-based artist whose work explores aspects of urbanness in both a physical and psychological context. City Space revolves around the artist’s perceptions of the environment as a temporal body, highlighting its elements and characters from the angle of a passer-by – a seemingly anonymous yet fixed individual. From an endless sea of concrete to duplicable buildings, the featured locations reflect a new understanding of life in the 21st century, where architecture provokes new sensibilities. The images reconstruct the mundane through memory, using stark lights, deep shadows and muted colours to strengthen a sense of the cinematic. In doing so, they offer a singular view of the city as opposed to a collective experience. Refusing to blend into globalisation, the crowds become puzzle pieces within an isolated, beautiful and undeterred vision. www.clarissabonet.com.