Artist: Sonia Alins
Title: 'Dona d'Aigua II'
Size: 52.5h x 52.5w x 4.5d cm (20.67h x 20.67w x 1.77d inches)
Media: Mixed Media (Black ink, coloured pencil, watercolour, cardboard, polypropylene, threads) on a wooden box.
Markings: Signed and dated by the artist
Frame: This work is offered framed feat. museum glass (artglass AR 70: reflection <1% and UV-protection >70%)
'Dona d'Aigua II' (Water Woman II) is an original artwork by Sonia Alins an artist focused on the creation of pieces of art (often three-dimensional) with a poetic narrative of a surreal nature with which she addresses her feelings, desires, dreams and nightmares. Sonia makes extensive use of the human figure (mostly feminine) and, at the same time, she explores the expressiveness of elements such as transparency and blur.
In the Dones d’Aigua (Water Women) series, expressive figures of great proportions emerge in a subtle, delicate, ethereal and mysterious aquatic environment. The artist, Sonia Alins, plays with the idea of transparency and blur, establishing different levels of perception and bringing depth to the pieces, thanks to a planned and minimalist combination of materials (basically paper and polypropylene). Thus emerges a suggestive conceptual work with a symbolic and surreal personality.
'Dona d’Aigua II' represents a woman in a desperate situation, making her last effort to keep herself alive.
“I started to explore the expressive possibilities of water in 2016. In my first artworks, I planned powerful atmospheres full of tension and drama but also with mystery, delicacy and ethereality. "Dona d'Aigua I" was one of these first pieces, where a figure of a woman is trying to save herself desperately.”
Sonia obtained a Bachelor in Fine Arts, followed by a post-graduate from the University of Salamanca and later graduated with an illustration specialism from the University of Barcelona.
For nearly two decades, Sonia has had a very successful career as a professional illustrator alongside which she created works following her own interests and passion. She has received many international illustration awards including, the 2019 Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Illustration Annual 60, CA, California/USA, the 2019 Gold Award (Design Lotus. Illustration category) and Silver Award (Print Craft Lotus. Best use of illustration category), ADFEST 2019, Bangkok/Thailand, as well as the 2018 Gold Award, Global illustration Award 2018, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt/Germany.
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