A mysterious artist with a unique style, Bonom covers the rooftops of European cities with an impressive amount of pets and chimeras of all kinds.
With rollers and brushes, Bonom is a "climber", undeterred by any vertical challenge. Like most cities, the roofs of Paris and Bruxelles are coveted spots for their visibility, but also because they propose challenges for other artists, and for cleanup crews to access. His work can be seen from the streets, windows, cafe terraces, and, especially, from the Parisian Skytrain, the official vehicle to travel through the living gallery that is this city.
Bonom distinguishes himself for his productivity and for his concept, which is based on real and mythical animals alike, sometimes appearing in humorous situations. For example, an ostrich appears to be running off one rooftop, and a school of dark and dramatic fish look on the verge of death. The most disturbing of the collection is his chimera, a fire-breathing monster, threatening a minotaur, another monster, half man, half bull. Bonom's art is certainly not easy for some Parisians to digest as they come and go through their "City of Light".
We've posted some photos of his work here but don't hesitate to visit his page on FatCap. You can also find a Flickr group dedicated to the artist, with pictures from VitoStreet, Aurr2899, Kriebel, SpaceOpera, Lois in wonderland and Morac 19, to name a few photographers.
And, as a bonus, check out this video on the artist made by a Belgian television channel. The report is in French, but it shows the artist in action, which makes it worthwhile for that alone!
Update: Bonom have been arrested last February in Brusselles. You can support the artist here.
Translation by LindsayT