ABOUT SONJA KOBREHEL.
Sonja Kobrehel, a Hungarian-Canadian visual artist, was born in Szabadka, a border city between Hungary and the former Yugoslavia. She graduated from the University of Novi Sad - Academy of Fine Art in Serbia. She currently lives and works in British Columbia, Canada.
As a visual artist, Sonja has been creating art all of her life and enjoys experimenting and working with diverse media. Her work consists of imagery of colour and movement with a hint of mystery. Sonja has won multiple awards throughout her career.
SONJA KOBREHEL’S ART: A VISUAL DIARY FILLED WITH COLOUR & SYMBOLISM.
Sonja's work reflects the constant changes and experience in her personal life.
“I am guided by my feelings, thoughts, dreams and visions. The source of my inspiration can be anything. I love to look for traces of the people who came before and clues about what they did there and why.”
Journeys are an integral part of Sonja’s art. She is constantly intrigued by the human cultural elements and visual stimulation that cross her path.
“I find that every place and culture reveals its beauty to me in everyday life.”
Sonja uses symbols in her artwork, creating her own personal iconography. The symbols are the clues to many aspects of life. That said, her paintings usually start with a colour before they evolve into compositions enriched with figurative and textual elements.
Sonja works with colleges, using various media on paper and canvas, mixing everything possible together in order to create a visual format. Much attention is given to the surface texture adding different materials, carving, scratching, gluing… In other words, creating a visual dialog
WHY A “KOBREHEL” MIGHT BE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU.
Sonja’s work is, in one word, powerful. Her abstracts radiate a strong and powerful sense that can grasp your attention for hours on end. Her playful painting style, enriched with textual and figurative elements, together with the impressive size or her work, combine into a mesmerizing, almost emotional experience. They are simply marvelous to behold.
Choosing one of her works should not be guided by rationality. Everyone of her paintings is unique in its own way. Don’t choose one, let it choose you. When the work has chosen you, it’s time to decide where to display it. Her more darker artwork can be easily combined with other art or a less plane background. Her lighter coloured art is best displayed on a plane white background to make sure that the colours are not interrupted.