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SONJA SVETE
Elmwood Park, New Jersey - United States


, Liberated, Figurative, Sold
, Embrace, Figurative, Sold
, Breeze, Figurative, Sold

Art Starting At $672

Artist Statement

The form as a dwelling of human spirit. Primary medium: soft pastels on paper. Figurative-abstract transactions made in very controlled manner. Colors are very personal, drawing is cleaned of all unfunctional details. My first pastel series was born during last year of studying fine arts like the fastest way to catch the idea of form for latter printmaking. These were static human figures captured in circle form, representing complex emotions. I named that Series 'Mater Magna' because of the obvious archetypes this forms represented. With time they lost that symbolic meaning and eventually become just abstract body fragments, with my interest more focused on the correlation between shapes and colours. With time that evolved in this last Series I named 'Joie de Vivre' or just 'Joy' (of Life). In the same technique and manner, these stylized figures are liberated of their symbolic meanings or complex psychological heritage. They now exist in the space of colors - they attend to just be in it and be it at the same time. Here all my previous endeavors evolved in unrecognizable, abstract forms expanding in space. Finally, feeling of the human spirit being set free. Secondary medium: acrylic painted reliefs in cardboard or wood. Few different layers, with flat coloured surfaces contrasting textured one. Texture: acrylic modeling paste. ...

Original Artworks (17)

Sonja Svete; Joy - Jump 4, 2002, Original Drawing Other, 20 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241 Soft pastel on paper; Series' New Joy' -' Jump' ; Dimensions without frame...
Sonja Svete
Original Other Drawing, 2002
20 x 26 inches (50.8 x 66.0 cm)
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Sonja Svete; Joy - Jump 3, 2002, Original Drawing Other, 20 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241 Soft pastel on paper; Series' New Joy' -' Jump' ; Dimensions without frame ...
Sonja Svete
Original Other Drawing, 2002
20 x 26 inches (50.8 x 66.0 cm)
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Sonja Svete; Joy-Jump 2, 2002, Original Drawing Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper,Series' New Joy' -' Jump'( Dimensions without frame)...
Sonja Svete
Original Other Drawing, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; Joy-Jump 1, 2002, Original Drawing Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper, Series' New Joy' -' Jump'( Dimensions without frame)...
Sonja Svete
Original Other Drawing, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; LIBERATED, 2001, Original Other, 18 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Soft pastel on paper;Dimensions without frame....
Sonja Svete
Original Undefined Medium, 2001
18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.5 cm)
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Sonja Svete; EMBRACE, 2000, Original Other, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Dimensions without frame....
Sonja Svete
Original Undefined Medium, 2000
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Sonja Svete; BREEZE, 2000, Original Other, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Dimensions without frame;Little damage in the corner! ! !...
Sonja Svete
Original Undefined Medium, 2000
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Sonja Svete; JOY 09 - ENJOYING DARKNESS, 2002, Original Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Series' Joy' - 9....
Sonja Svete
Original Undefined Medium, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; JOY 08 - HAPPY JUMP, 2002, Original Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Series' Joy' - 8....
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Original Undefined Medium, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; JOY 06 - HEALTHY  GREEN, 2002, Original Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Series' Joy' - 6....
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Original Undefined Medium, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; JOY 07 - PATETIC MOMENT, 2002, Original Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Series' Joy' - 7....
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Original Undefined Medium, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; JOY 05 - SOMEWHERE BETWEEN, 2002, Original Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Series' Joy' - 5....
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Original Undefined Medium, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; JOY 04 - RESISTING, 2002, Original Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Series' Joy' - 4....
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Original Undefined Medium, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; JOY 03 - HESITATING, 2002, Original Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Series' Joy' - 3....
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Original Undefined Medium, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; JOY 01 - EXPECTATION, 2002, Original Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper;Series' Joy' - 1....
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Original Undefined Medium, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; JOY 02 - STRIVING, 2002, Original Other, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on paper; Series' Joy' - 2. ...
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Original Undefined Medium, 2002
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Sonja Svete; SILENCE, 2000, Original Pastel, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Soft pastel on paper;Dimensions without frame; ...
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Original Pastel, 2000
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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