Lush gardens, creatures and idols compose a world in decay. Beautiful but poisonous for any familiar life forms, man is absorbed until there is no trace left but his own spirit and concept. Conquered by curious plants and beasts he is now the servant of his own myths and part of the past.
Contortions features six large paintings, a mixed media sculpture and twenty illustrations for an intimate invitation into the artist’s fascination with enigmatic variations of perception and reality.
"Olivier Bonnard is a surrealist painter who creates his own mythology, twisted deities, rulers and underdogs, inviting the viewer to wander around and discover an unlimited imagination and his unique oneiric world; half realistic, half fictional, surrounded by his traditional mastery with the paint brush." (Juxtapoz)
The Contortions exhibition is at Rally from November 8th to November 19th.