Bonnec is a duo of French artists who have been exhibiting their work for more than thirty years in France and abroad. Their works are elaborated with four hands, in music. The two artists like to name them by titles that mischievously echo this synesthesia.
Very active in the contemporary scene, Bonnec has created medals inspired by their work for the Musée de la Monnaie de Paris. Moreover, Several of their works have also been included in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes. Internationally, the duo has notably created works for prestigious Japanese companies. Sony Music, Sumitomo or Sogo Isetan and Mitsukoshi are concrete examples. Their chromatic explosions have seduced collectors from all over the world.
To celebrate their success and reward their talent, they were awarded the Vernon Prize from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. They were then elected “UNICEF artists”. Subsequently, during Jean Pierre Foucault’s show Sacrée Soirée, TF1 offered one of their creations to Michel Sardou, already a collector and a great admirer of the duo.
Nevertheless, beyond these facts, it is probably the words of Victor Forbes for the renowned New York Fine Art magazine that best describe this pair of artists.
“Bonnec is a four-handed duo. They’re colorful, fragrant poetry with a certain surrealist humor that mixes tenderness with anachronism. Beneath this apparent tenderness, there is a complete philosophy of the world … Art is a game, too bad for those who consider it a duty! They are close to the life where dreams, games and poetry” .
Find Bonnec’s works in the Marciano Contemporary galleries.