Isabel di Boneiru

Isabel di Boneiru
Tymon de Laat - Isabel di Boneiru Bonaire
Tymon de Laat - Isabel di Boneiru
Tymon de Laat - Isabel di Boneiru close-up
Tymon de Laat - Isabel di Boneiru close-up bonaire
Tymon de Laat - Isabel di Boneiru Bird
Tymon de Laat - Isabel di Boneiru progress
Tymon de Laat - Isabel di Boneiru model

“Isabel di Boneiru”
5 meter x 4 meter.
Spray paint on wall.
@scootersbonaire Kaya Grandi
Bonaire, Dutch Antilles.
Tymon de Laat 2022

Recently finished this portait of Isabel on the island of Bonaire. She is the daughter of @nikkysophie1 and Kharlox who run a bike rental shop on the beautiful tropical island just in front of Venezuela. Isabel is full of character and charming girl that has a native bird from that region called a Trupial sitting on her hand. With this wall I want to represent 3 cultures in one image coming together and living in harmony.

For me painting in small communities like this one with only 22.000 inhabitants is what I like most. The impact a mural makes here is more tangible and many people came by to show support and to thank for making their island even prettier.

Thank you Nikky, Kharlox, Arrie and the whole team of scooters Bonaire for letting me paint this wall on the busiest street on the island and showing me so much appreciation and hospitality. You made my stay even more special. The 5 weeks I have been there flew by.

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De Laat started painting murals and canvases, often based on his own photographs of the people he met during his travels. He exaggerates the natural lines in their faces, and fills the spaces that appear between those swirling lines with swaths of vivid color. The linework and color palette he applies in that way, are a means of translating his memories of Latin America to visual imagery. The food, the architecture, the clothes, and particularly his respect for the culture of indigenous peoples; it’s all in there, as de Laat transitions it over to enliven drab Western concrete.

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