OTHER MURAL PAINTINGS & ON SITE WORKS
LITTLE NEMO IN PROVENCE, 2003
Watercolors on the walls, a tribute to Winsor McCay,
private residence, Verdon region, France
Working on a commission from art and cartoons collectors, Isabelle Bonzom referred to one of her favorite cartoonists, Winsor McCay, father of the fictional character Little Nemo who lives cock-and-bull stories during his sleep. In 2003, she painted, in 6 rooms of a house in Provence, scenes inspired by that comic strip published between 1905 and 1914, in the New York Herald and the New York American newspapers.
PAINTING BEFORE RENOVATION, 1993
Private house, Neuilly, France
Following her being selected to appear at the Salon of Montrouge in 1993, Isabelle Bonzom was given carte blanche by one of the Salon visitors, an art collector and a real estate developer who invited her to paint in one of his properties, a vacant and run-down manor in Neuilly.
Located near the river Seine, the Jardin of Bagatelle and the Jardin d'Acclimation, this large property inspired Isabelle to explore the iconographic theme of the animal which, as it animates the walls of the house and its garden, reclaims ownership of the space.
IMPOSSIBLE DEFINITION, 1987
Hovine dye factory, Rennes, Brittany, France
In 1987, Isabelle Bonzom created her first mural project. In the old Hovine dye factory, she painted 17 paintings on various surfaces found throughout the building: steel doors, wood panels and beams, stone and coated walls.
From the building entrance to the attic, her paintings, as they enter its very corners, interact with the space and its context and, as they take the viewer by surprise, play with the meaning of reality.