The Time and Place that We PartRenata de Bonis


9th September – 1st October 2022
Lamb Gallery
32 St. George Street
W1S 2EA
London

Lamb Gallery is delighted to present The Time and Place that We Part by Renata de Bonis (Brazil,
1984).

This series of small-scaled paintings spring from her time as a resident at L21 Gallery in
Mallorca in June 2022.
During her residency, de Bonis traveled the island embracing the quietness and stillness of the
environment. She was impressed by the arid landscapes and the crystalline waters, understanding that contrast as a ‘beautiful dichotomy’. She discovered the island by taking long walks and endless bus journeys, allowing time to slow down, enabling her to grasp all the nuances of the island. These observations are encapsulated in a series of paintings depicting natural and urban landscapes. The color palette includes sandy tones and turquoise, blue shades evoking the quiet of the summer months in the Mediterranean. The oil brushstrokes are soft and slightly blurred suggesting ephemerality in those images, conveying a feeling of nostalgia.
These paintings reflect upon the artist’s latest investigations: she became interested in the idea of loneliness from a metaphysical standpoint and in the concept of the sublime. In her practice – and
specifically, in the works showcased in The Time and Place that We Part – Renata de Bonis attempts to make the viewer aware of the existing paradox within the relationship of our contemporary society with nature: she presents the landscapes in Mallorca as places where life occurs slowly, hence creating friction with the Western urban modus vivendi where reality is dominated by speed and immediacy. The Time and Place that We Part is on the one hand, a compilation of the artist’s experiences: small, self-contained paintings which document her journeys around the island. However, it is also an invitation to the viewer to embark on an introspective journey, questioning our way of living and bringing awareness to our relationship with the environment.

4.Renata De Bonis, parado, oil on linen, 30,5 x 25cm, 2022.jpg
4.Renata De Bonis, parado, 2022.jpg

Renata De Bonis

parado, 2022 

oil on linen, 30,5 x 25cm

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Renata De Bonis

After 4pm, 2022 

oil on linen, 30,5 x 25cm

6.Renata De Bonis, passagem, 2022.jpg

Renata De Bonis

passagem, 2022 

oil on linen, 35 x 28cm

1.Renata De Bonis, early morning, 2022.jpg

Renata De Bonis

early morning, 2022 

oil on linen, 30,5 x 25cm

2.Renata De Bois, corner, 2022.jpg

Renata De Bonis

corner, 2022 

oil on linen, 30,5 x 25cm

7. Renata De Bonis, for you, Blue, oil on linen, 60 x 50 cm, 2022.jpg

Renata De Bonis

For you, Blue, 2022 

oil on linen, 60 x 50cm

5. Renata De Bonis, tarde, 2022.jpg

Renata De Bonis

tarde, 2022 

oil on linen, 30,5 x 25cm