The Spanish illustrator has created a world of delicate and personal illustrations that have granted her international recognition.

The delicate world of Paula Bonet
- NOV 18, 2013

The Spanish illustrator Paula Bonet has gained international recognition with her delicate and highly personal work. Her illustrations seem familiar, showing emotions that everyone has experienced at one point or another.

The delicate world of Paula Bonet

©Paula Bonet, Mar de Nuvols; Plural Inclusiu

Bonet began her artistic career as an oil painter and later embraced illustration, developing a style that now known for expressing the immediacy and spontaneity that drawing allows. Her technique features a simplicity and visual impact that is highly captivating. The combination of Chinese ink, ball point pens, acrylic paint and watercolours result in a subtle game of vibrant colours, a crisp white background and the strong presence of the lines.

The delicate world of Paula Bonet

©Paula Bonet

Each piece is highly personal and shows, to a certain extent, a necessity to communicate her feelings and biography. Because of this, it is no coincidence that most of her female figures share a striking similarity with her. This also explains that at the centre of her work is the female figure, sensual and reflexive. The characters she creates represent the complex interior world of emotions, often portrayed with silent delicacy and harmony. They come alive in scenes that combine the real world and a dream-like existence.

The delicate world of Paula Bonet

©Paula Bonet, Self portrait; Dona Iceberg

Most of the scenes she represents show the most domestic and mundane of situations that through her style and sensibility are portrayed as art. In some of her pieces, she incorporates words that further connect the viewer with the emotions represented and the simple acts that hide unexpected beauty.

The delicate world of Paula Bonet

©Paula Bonet

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