50 x 70 cm | 19 x 27 in
Original painting in ink, graphite and charcoal on cartridge paper.
"My models are porn stars, supermodels and actresses, my drawings are their innocence and frailty, their insecurity and sweetness."
Sonja de Graaf’s paintings swell with bella figura; aesthetic forms and dancing gestures celebrate youth, beauty and energy. Photographic sources become animated by paint and flavoursome textures are re-rendered with broad sweeps of colour.
De Graaf’s zest for life is evident in her painting. This Dutch artist honed her skills at LABA Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, and then as assistant to the renowned installation artist, Vittorio Corsini.