Clarissa Bonet

Bonet

City Space

The urban space is striking – its tall and mysterious buildings, crowds of anonymous people, the endless sea of concrete. City Space is an ongoing photographic exploration of the urban environment and my perception of it.  I am interested in the physical space of the city and its emotional and psychological impact on the body. These photographs reconstruct mundane events in the city that I have personally experienced or witnessed in public. Stark light, deep shadow and muted color are visual strategies I explore to describe the city.  I use the city as a stage and transform the physical space into a psychological one. The images I create do not represent a commonality of experience but instead provide a personal interpretation of the urban landscape.

 

Stray Light

Building facades melt into darkness, their architectural details vanish, leaving only glowing windows in a sea of pitch black, like stars in the night sky. 

Stray Light is an ongoing photographic project aimed at imaging the nocturnal urban landscape. We have all but lost the night for our progress. In its place we have formed a new cosmos, one of vanished surfaces and flecks of light. Carefully constructing each image from multiple photographs, I reform the urban landscape in my own vision - one that seeks to reconstruct the heavens in its absence above the cityscape. Light emanating from each window references a world unknown, evoking a sense of mystery and awe. We no longer look up to the night’s sky with awe. Instead, that is how we look out at the city.


 

Clarissa Bonet lives and works in Chicago.  Her work explores aspects of the urban space in both a physical and psychological context.  She received her M.F.A. in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2012, and her B.S. in Photography from the University of Central Florida. Interested in the physical space of the city and its emotional and psychological impact on the body, she uses the camera to transform the physical space into a psychological one, providing a personal interpretation of the urban landscape. Her work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and resides in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Photography’s MPP collection, The South East Museum of Photography, and The Haggerty Museum. Most recently she received the Chicago Individual Artist Grant and was curated into a group show at Aperture Foundation Gallery.

City Space images are available as 24 x 30" and 32 x 40" pigment prints made in editions of 6 + 2 AP's. Pieces range in price from $2600 to $8000, depending on size.

Stray Light images are available as 24 x 24", 42 x 42" and 60 x 60" pigment prints made in editions of 6 + 2 AP's, 6 + 2 AP's and 3 + 2 AP's, respectively. Pieces range in price from $2600 to $9500 depending on size and availability.

Please call: (312) 266 - 2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

 
 
 
 

Absence Presence
Clarissa Bonet
Absence Presence, 2014
Arrival
Clarissa Bonet
Arrival, 2014
Beyond the Frame
Clasrissa Bonet
Beyond the Frame, 2015
Caught in the Storm
Clarissa Bonet
Caught in the Storm, 2011
Click
Clarissa Bonet
Click, 2015
Engulfed
Clarissa Bonet
Engulfed, 2011
Facing the Day
Clarissa Bonet
Facing the Day, 2011
Ground Glass
Clarissa Bonet
Ground Glass, 2015
In a Fog
Clarissa Bonet
In a Fog, 2011
In Progress
Clarissa Bonet
In Progress, 2016
In the Clouds
Clarissa Bonet
In the Clouds, 2012
In the Crowd
Clarissa Bonet
In the Crowd, 2011
Mixed Use
Clarissa Bonet
Mixed Use, 2016
Off Guard
Clarissa Bonet
Off Guard, 2012
On the Edge
Clarissa Bonet
On the Edge, 2015
Over Your Shoulder
Clarissa Bonet
Over Your Shoulder, 2011
Overwhelmed
Clarissa Bonet
Overwhelmed, 2011
Paths
Clarissa Bonet
Paths, 2011
Perpetual Shadow
Clarissa Bonet
Perpetual Shadow, 2014
Plaza
Clarissa Bonet
Plaza, 2015
Proximity
Clarissa Bonet
Proximity, 2014
Push
Clarissa Bonet
Push, 2015
Removal
Clarissa Bonet
Removal, 2015
SL.2014.0510 Chicago
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2014.0510 Chicago, 2014
SL.2014.0912 Chicago
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2014.0912 Chicago, 2014
SL.2014.1030 Chicago
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2014.1030 Chicago, 2014
SL.2015.0121 Chicago
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2015.0121 Chicago, 2015
SL.2015.0126 Chicago
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2015.0126 Chicago, 2015
SL.2015.0327 Chicago
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2015.0327 Chicago, 2015
SL.2015.0608 Chicago
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2015.0608 Chicago, 2015
SL.2016.0121 NYC
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0121 NYC, 2016
SL.2016.0204 LA
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0204 LA, 2016
SL.2016.0214 NYC
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0214 NYC, 2016
SL.2016.0215 NYC
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0215 NYC, 2016
SL.2016.0511 LA
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0511 LA, 2016
SL.2016.0603 NYC
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0603 NYC, 2016
SL.2016.0610 NYC
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0610 NYC, 2016
SL.2016.0618 NYC
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0618 NYC, 2016
SL.2016.0619, NYC
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0619, NYC, 2016
SL.2016.0628 NYC
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0628 NYC, 2016
SL.2016.0702 NYC
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2016.0702 NYC, 2016
Smoke Break
Clarissa Bonet
Smoke Break, 2013
Spilt Milk
Clarissa Bonet
Spilt Milk, 2011
Splatter
Clarissa Bonet
Splatter, 2015
Stop
Clarissa Bonet
Stop, 2014
Street
Clarissa Bonet
Street, 2012
Street Dance
Clarissa Bonet
Street Dance, 2013
Sweeping Traces
Clarissa Bonet
Sweeping Traces, 2014
Swelter
Clarissa Bonet
Swelter, 2014
Taxi
Clarissa Bonet
Taxi, 2012
The Commute
Clarissa Bonet
The Commute, 2011
The Crossing
Clarissa Bonet
The Crossing, 2011
Vertical
Clarissa Bonet
Vertical, 2014
Waiting
Clarissa Bonet
Waiting, 2011