40 x 100 cm | 15 x 39 in
Original painting in watercolour and graphite on paper.
"I keep being inspired by female literature, love the contrast of words and image. A title can influence our perception of an image and shape our opinion of what we see. The subject determines the object, even if the object was there before the subject."
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.