Q: If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
Q: What is the most valuable thing you own?
My friends. I don’t own them, but they are the most valuable thing I have in my life.
Q: Where do your work titles 'Talat Noi' come from?
Talat Noi is a district in Chinatown in Bangkok. I did an artist residency there in 2016 for a few months, and all works where made during this time. The works show my neighborhood Talat Noi and the City Bangkok.
In her paintings Susanne Bonowicz discusses experiences from different metropolises. Using her own observations and memories, her works convey the theme of urbanity in large-scale compositions of architectonical shapes and lines. Memories, sound, smells as well as visual impressions become here the main subjects. Her works evoke constructed colored fields, lines and shapes, a color- and form language that describes both the variety and the contrasts of a vibrant and chaotic cityscape. Thereby the artist is constantly referring to nature and deals with the juxtaposition and the mutual interference of culture and nature. A field of tension, which Bonowicz is exploring throughout all of her works.