COVID DIVAS IN LOCK-DOWN
exhibitions in Sydney April and May 2022
Selection of these paintings and patterns available in FineArt prints, apparel and accessories in the shop here
Meet the Covid Divas born during the second lockdown in 2021. Woman next door revisited from magazines and social media, these divas are women trying to stick to their glamorous standards whilst in challenging domestic "positions" – literally.
Their diva names reflect the hues and colours of the paintings actually echoing their mental status. They portray the boredom, angst, idleness, longing and bewilderment these lockdowns have thrown at us.
They are all painted on stretched canvas, in oil and acrylics on a spray paint background, with a white floating frame.
Sonia Stewart is a French artist, painter and photographer, who moved from Paris to Sydney with her family in 2015. Her paintings consist mainly of women in a dazed and bewildered state, portraying their vulnerability, with sexual undertones. Her other subject at heart is conveyed through her two boys - contextualising Childhood and its associated angst and innocence.
Painting in mediums from China ink to spray-paint via oil and acrylics, Sonia loves most working in oil with its forgiving and voluptuous texture. But it’s with great delectation, for both her and the viewer, that she has also turned to the digital world, poetically assembling in 3D puzzles her candid photography with her sensitive paintings.