Juliette Bonneviot, Red Xenoestrogens, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London.
For this new body of work called Xenoestrogens, Bonneviot creates a series of monochrome paintings made from materials containing molecules or chemical compounds that act like xenohormones.
Found in the natural environment but also produced artificially by petrochemical and agricultural industries, xenoestrogens are believed to disrupt the endocrine systems of mammals by mimicking the effects of oestrogens, potentially influencing gender and behaviour. The xenohormones selected in the works all come from materials present in everyday domestic life such as silicone, soft PVC, linen fabric, contraceptive pills, food colouring, lacquer and recycled plastic. These are then are sorted by colour and presented as monochrome paintings.
Juliette Bonneviot, Grey Xenoestrogens, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London.
Juliette Bonneviot (born 1983, Paris, France. Lives and works in Berlin.) Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include Minimal Jeune Fille, Wilkinson Gallery, London (2014); Last Spring/Summer with Aude Pariset, Les Urbaines, Lausanne (2012); Recent group exhibitions include Nature After Nature, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2014); Nostalgia, CCA, Glasgow International (2014); Art Post-Internet, UCCA, Beijing (2014); Entre-temps... Brusquement, et Ensuite 12th Lyon Biennale (2013); Analogital, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City (2013).