It’s hard to get a finger exactly on what it is Paul Bonnet draws. The character of his multilayer ink on paper collage series is on the move, even while it’s on the page. It’s the figurative melting into the abstract. Bonnet snaps his portrait, or inks it, in mid-decay. His scenes are moving toward entropy. If you still recognize them as solid, geometrical scenes, you nevertheless get the impression that this moment isn’t going to last very long. Bonnet’s lines drip downward, crumpled, leaking, soiled–angled down under the weight of gravity and the chaos of debris. In a mangled sort of way, houses seem to be his primary subject of study in these. Which makes sense, as I think I saw an episode of Hoarders that ended up this way. Paul Bonnet has a flickr and French publishing house Kaugummi recently printed Melted Hologram, his first zine.
by Shawn Johnson