LOUISE BONNET: BATHERS @ MAX HETZLER PARIS 11 SEPTEMBER 2021- 30 OCTOBER 2021

sunday fall
2 min readNov 15, 2021
Louise Bonnet, Treasure Hunter 1, Oil on canvas, 2021

Max Hetzler in Paris presents seven paintings by Louise Bonnet. The paintings all are dated 2021. In the press release Bonnet says, “For years, I tried to make acrylic do what oil does. Working in oil was a revelation”. The inspiration and title of the show include references to Peter Paul Rubens, the nude as subject, water, art history, emotions, shame, and embarrassment.

Louise Bonnet, Bather with a cloud, Oil on Canvas, 2021
Louise Bonnet, Pisser, Oil on canvas, 2021

I like the paintings. The color blue makes the paintings moody. In 2021, I learned about patience. Looking at the bodies in the work, I was in Paris for the first time. I moved my body from New York and into another city. I am healthy. Bonnet’s bodies have small heads and strong torsos. The bodies look pink, fleshy and weird. There are no faces. I grabbed at someone else. Together in the present bodies perform so well.

Galerie Max Hetzler

57, Rue du Temple

75004 Paris

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