Artist Vincent Glowinski, also famously known for his graffitis as Bonom, has gained recognition over the past few years thanks to his work on the walls of the cities he has visited as well as for his visual arts and stage works.
Vincent Glowinski was born in Paris. Between 2005 and 2008, he studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre in Brussels. After graduating, he started making his own work, between Paris in Brussels. Over a ten-year period, he painted huge street art installation under the moniker Bonom.
He has exhibited his work several times, showing his paintings, leather sculptures and pictures of his street art. With Jean-François Roverso, he developed Human Brush, a performance in which he uses his own body as a brush, thanks to a device that replicates in real time his movement on a screen, with live music by Eric Desieux. Following this first experience, Wim Vandekeybus and his company Ultima Vez invited Glowinski was invited in residency to create a solo show Méduses. Since 2010, when saddler Geoffrey Corman taught Glowinski to work with leather parchment, he has been working on sculptures. He created gigantic skeletons and colossal puppets.
With drummer Teun Verbruggen, he created Duo à l’encre (Ink Duet), a short, spontaneous and improvised performance that recreates a miniature theatre: on a desk, drawings and objects, that were brought to life by live music, tell a story. The story changes and evolves from one performance to the other.
Over the past few years, he has created large scale and site-specific installations: outdoor versions of Human Brush at the Phenix in Valenciennes (2015, Projet à la Cité Verley) or gigantic paintings in urban landscapes (2017, Les Tombées de La Nuit, Rennes).
For his upcoming projects, he will focus on creating new art pieces (gigantic puppets and paintings) and workshops with groups (young people, students, disabled people). These workshops are organised in partnership with Bozar (Brussels), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Destelheide (Belgium). The art pieces and the workshop will ultimately form a new piece that will premiere in spring 2019.
Picture : ©Ivan Put