Clarissa Bonet is a Chicago based photographer exploring the aspects of urban space in both a physical and psychological context. She mentions in her artist statement she reconstructs “the city as a stage to transform the physical space into a psychological one. The images do not represent a commonality of experience but instead prove a personal interpretation of the urban landscape.”
Clarissa’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with permanent collections at The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The South East Museum of Photography, The Haggerty Museum and Twitter. She received the Chicago Individual Artist Grant in 2014 and was listed in PDN’s “30 new and emerging photographers to watch” in 2015.
“The urban space is striking. Its tall and mysterious buildings, crowds of anonymous people, an endless sea of concrete constantly intrigue me. City Space is a 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.”
– Clarissa Bonet