“Painting is like visual poetry, and oil makes it smoothly flows on my canvas. I believe creating a painting is the only way to stay motivated. The combination of vivid colours and tempting women's portraits represents the fiery part of me that I usually don't dare to show in society.”
Sona Asemani is a self-taught artist born in 1994 in Hormozgan, Iran. She is currently working and living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Sona began painting as a young girl. After graduating with a bachelor's of economics, she started her professional career in art with acrylic paint and line drawing in 2017. She has a background in embroidery and textile design.
In April 2020, Sona presented her unique embroidery technique through Fashion Open Studio during Fashion Revolution Week. After a creative break in sustainable fashion, in 2021, she moved from Tehran to Rotterdam and started working with oil paint.
Her recent paintings aim to represent characters and stories, which remind her of her childhood and reveal the superiority of women through female figurative portraits and bright colours inspired by nature and the sky.
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