Bloeme Van Bon has a beautifully instinctive approach to drawing. Sketches are made with the conscious decision to be free and continuous. The resulting drawings are fed into other projects rather than being reworked so as to keep the original energy, which can be sometimes lost when over-thinking a piece. Take a look at some sketchbook work and other drawings as Bloeme tells us more.
Most of my work is made instinctively. I try to let stories and subjects develop while I’m in the process of making it. Also developing myself by trying different ways to draw figures, shapes and structures is very important to me. Sketches or first tries become my final works in most cases.
I love the spontaneity and uninhibety that sketches bring. I think it’s hard to get that same feeling when your drawing something over and over, just to get it as you had it in mind. I try not to be affraid of making ‘mistakes’.
Human figures seem to constantly come back in my work. Often these figures appear in groups, I think that’s just because I enjoy drawing faces and human postures so much.
I also like to make little stories within these groups of people. I want the viewer to take a little longer to watch closely.
One of the projects I recently finished is a zine I made together with English art student Chris Harnan from Brighton. Together Chris and I have been sending each other drawn, painted or sketched animal(s) (parts). We reorganized shapes, changed heads and body parts, put them together and some ‘strange pets’ (the title of our zine) were born. For me, this was a nice and new way to work.
(Image of the cat from the strange pets zine.)
The zine will be sold at the Park Pardon website. This is the name of the art collective I recently started together with my friend Geran Knol. Beside making collaborative zines and artworks, we will be focussing on 3D objects. We recently made dolls, bigger than a human body. Hopefully many more projects to come in the future.
© Bloeme Van Bon, 2012