Marilyn Sonneveld

Sonneveld (b.1990, NL) is an interdisciplinary visual artist graduated from the prestigious Willem De Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, currently lives and works in Amsterdam. Her artistic practice includes a range of materials, techniques, and scales, such as mural-sized, oil paintings, glass sculptures and panels and installation. Through a vivid interplay of color and form, Sonneveld’s oil paintings and glass objects express intimate narratives that communicate universal notions around the body, touching upon (self)acceptance, vulnerability and sexuality.

For her first institutional exhibition in 2023 titled When the Sun Comes Up, a large scale glass installation exhibited at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, Sonneveld started exploring the transformative journey of her own physicality for the first time in anticipation of impending motherhood. This resulted in her most recent series in which the artist delves deeper inwards, revealing a shift towards abstraction. Her oil and glass paintings set a certain mood as their colors amalgamate, abandoning the clear lines and strokes that characterised Sonneveld’s previous series. They convey a certain temperature, pressure and humidity, similar to weather maps. Behind these high pressure areas, we catch a glimpse of intimate scenes, reminiscent of vague memories. Only their traces and shadows are within our reach.

Sonneveld had her first institutional solo show at the Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL, in summer 2023. Recent exhibitions are Heat Wave, No Man’s Art Gallery, Catch The Light When It’s Cloudy at Badr El Jundi gallery, Madrid. Untitled, Miami, USA with Badr el Jundi, No Man’s Art Popup Gallery Mexico City, CDMX, MX, Natch at PADA, Lissabon, PT, High Tide at Het HEM, Zaandam, NL, Selected Emerging Artist in a solo show at Unfair, Amsterdam, NL, Mama Cash Feminist at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL and Everything is better when I’m with me, No Man’s Art Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. Sonneveld work is part of both public and private collections such as De Rijksoverheid Collection, NL, Nederlandsche Bank, NL, ABN Amro Bank, NL, and YCC Club, NL.

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