CV The artist Susanne Bonowicz (born 1985) lives and works in Berlin. She studied Art and History of Art at the University of Osnabrueck and at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The Berlin-based artist has been exhibited her work in various solo and group shows in Germany, South Africa and Thailand.
In her paintings Susanne Bonowicz discusses experiences from different metropolises. Using her own observations and memories, her works convey the theme of urbanity in large-scale compositions of architectonical shapes and lines. Memories, sounds, smells as well as visual impressions become the main subjects. Her works evoke constructed color fields, lines and shapes, a color- and form language that describes both the variety and the contrasts of a vibrant and chaotic cityscape. Thereby, the artist constantly refers to nature and deals with the juxtaposition and the mutual interference of culture and nature. Bonowicz creates evokes the feeling of existing in a transient urban construct, which eventually will be (re-)conquered by nature. Especially these days, this scenario of a looming Armageddon is of upmost topicality.
Photo: Tony Haupt, Courtesy: Office Impart