Marilyn Sonneveld

Netherlands, 1990

Marilyn Sonneveld (Rotterdam,Netherlands, 1990) is an interdisciplinary visual artist graduated from the prestigious Willem De Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, currently lives and works in Amsterdam.Her artistic practice encompasses a range of materials, techniques, and scales, such as mural-sized, oil paintings, printed multiples, glass sculptures, stop-motion video art and installations. By means of these varying modes of practice, Sonneveld develops, challenges, and expands visual vocabularies concerning the (female) body. In her research-heavy figurative work, she critically, yet playfully engages with normative frameworks in which notions of the body are central. Sonneveld raises questions of body politics, the dynamics of intimacy and touch. In her paintings she explores questions around consent, the meaning of spectatorship and the performativity of sin or shame, and the relation between visual art and the erotic. Through a passionate play with visceral colors and affective form, Sonneveld actively and sometimes daringly invites the audience to participate in this bodily inquiry.


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