When contemplating Sonja Robar’s eclectic style of sassy visual artwork, you can’t help but wonder where does it emanate from? Sonja laughs and quotes Carl Sagan, “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.”
And with that in mind, Sonja’s adventurous spirit has not only seen her physically traverse every corner of the globe, she has also explored the myriad of genres in Visual Arts and from an early age too, when she was making paper mosaic artworks from old magazines and jewellery from discarded food packaging. “I’ve always had a fascination for texture and layers.”
After ditching her 15-year corporate career, Sonja studied Interior Design, followed by Visual and Fine Arts. From there she went on to produce mosaic objet d’art, textile art, print-making works and fell in love with photography.
The mixed media work Sonja creates today blossomed when she moved to Berlin in 2010. Her inspiration stems from using imagery of past travels combined with current emotional states to create a new vision that depicts her place in the world today. “Even though most of my works have a photographic foundation, I find that I don’t mentally control what I create; the work guides me intuitively.”
Having won a major $7500 Acquisitive Art Prize, Sonja has two Interior Design Trade Fairs and 42 exhibitions including Berlin’s DMY 2016 International Design Festival under her belt.
Sonja’s artworks are available as Paper Art Prints, Prints on Metal and Framed Textile Prints.