The World Is Her Studio
Born into an artistic family, Dominique Bondy never called herself an artist. Even though she always painted or worked with different techniques, using art as a way of compensating her everyday life. That was: Being the sister of Luc Bondy, one of Europe´s most important theater directors, moving to Boston with her husband to study arts and literature at Harvard, then, back in Zurich, starting her psychoanalysis that led to becoming a psyhoanalyst herself.
And also: Being the mother of two daughters and one son.
Her daughter Elvira is one of my best friends and so I know the art of Dominique since forever, you find collages and paintings you fall in love with quite spontanously everywhere in Elvira´s beautiful designed house.
Now there is a show and also a book about her work coming out in Zurich - so, more people get the chance to get to know Bondy´s work. You will also find some poems and more words by her and other poets and writers that inspired her work.
"Painting was never a hobby to me." Bondy says "Deep inside I always knew that art was the most important thing for me. To express myself, feels like a necessitiy, an urge I had to follow."
How wonderful to finally introduce that to the whole world.
All pictures taken from "Dominique Bondy - Sur ses pas revenue" (Ae.Studio, Adrian Ehrat, Zürich Elvira Borbély), Verlag Scheidegger&Spiess, Zürich
Exhibition at "FRÉDÉRIQUE HUTTER art concept" (Trittligasse 4 | 8001 Zürich) until April 24th