A SERIES OF PAINTINGS PEEPING THROUGH THE LIVES OF WOMEN STRUGGLING TO KEEP THEIR IDENTITY DURING LOCKDOWN
Meet the Covid Divas, born during the second lockdown in 2021. Fresh out of women's magazines and social media inspiring pages, these divas are glamorous women trying to stick to their standards whilst in challenging domestic positions – literally.
Their diva names reflect the hues and moods of the paintings echoing their mental status. They portray the boredom, idleness, 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.