Sara Sonas

Sara Sonas
Painting – MLitt // Glasgow School of Art

‘I am creating a varied body of work in which the relationship between man and nature is a central theme. Exploring and utilising a range of unconventional processes and non-traditional material, everything is a reflection of my inner thoughts and thinking . My work is a representation of visible reality-confrontation. I am physically constructing the space whilst questioning ideas such as the relationship between form and material and symmetry/asymmetry, acknowledging the link between formal and abstract. My work tends to focus on the environment, the evolution of man, development of industries and mass production, and the consequences these have on nature, drawing attention to imbalances which may have a bigger impact than we can see with our eyes – my always present theme of transience and visibility / invisibility’.


Artworks

Unknown Path: Vicious Circle

Wood and wire
34 x 16 x 25 cm
£100

Unknown Path: Drawings

Pigmented ink on graph paper
9 framed drawings, 25 x 25cm each
£75 each


Exhibitions

2014
APURI Exhibition, Laurus Gallery, Lovran, Croatia.

2015
Science Is Feminine, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia.

2016
Mental Form, solo exhibition, Erste Club Gallery, Rijeka, Croatia.
ArtiParti, solo exhibition, Klovicevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.
The Right For A Mistake, Student Centre Gallery Zagreb, Croatia.

2017
Construction Of A Dream, solo exhibition, Museum of Heritage, Buzet, Croatia.
Young European Art, Juraj Sporer Art Pavillion, Opatija, Croatia.

2018
Identities, Juraj Sporer Art Pavillion, Opatija, Croatia.
Era of Emptiness, Knap Art Centre, Zagreb, Croatia.
Quedamos En El Arco – Meet you at the Arch, Gallo Rojo, Seville, Spain.
PICASSO: An Influence On Contemporary Artists, 508 King’s Road Gallery, London.
Beyond, 126 Gallery, Galway, Ireland.

2019
Unknown Path, solo exhibition, Project Spaces, Glasgow.
SSA I VAS OPEN, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
D Contemporary Painting Prize Show, D Contemporary, London.
2019 Showcase, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow.
Chapter I, Thissio, Athens, Greece.
Graduate Degree Show, Tontine Building, Glasgow.

2020
Personal Gravity – What Weighs Us Down, The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow.


Residencies

2018
Dumfries House Residency (December), Cumnock.

2019
Dumfries House Residency (May), Cumnock.


Awards

2016
31st International Painting Competition ‘Mandrac’, student award, Opatija, Croatia.

2017
Antwerp Drawing Contest, exhibitions in Belgium, Russia, Italy and Switzerland.
‘Red Carpet Art Award’, exhibitions in Opatija / Zagreb, Croatia and Vienna, Austria.
‘Patterns’ Art Exhibition, Light Time and Space Online Art Gallery, Special Merit Category.


Other Experience

Memberships

2018
HDLU Croatian Association of Artist, Zagreb, Croatia.
126 Artist-run Gallery, Galway, Ireland.

2019
Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh.
Artist Member of Paisley Art Institute