Sonja Salinas' Profile

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“I paint to make you smile and pull you into the gap between reality and dream.”


My name is Sonja aka „Little Sonrisa“ and I am a daydreamer. At times I find my painted microcosm pretty weird, but always with a sense of truth and a touch of nostalgia.

I am Austrian by birth and American by choice, which perfectly explains the combination of weird and nostalgia, but my work is also influenced by the city I live in. Los Angeles with it’s strong lowbrow movement and bright colors plays an important role in my aesthetic. I paint to make you smile and pull you into the gap between reality and dreams, through which I tell stories about strange worlds and creatures, that speak to the child within.

Please check out my blog and website or facebook page:…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 13
  • Joined October 26, 2008

Favorite materials

paper, paints, anything soft, leaves, wood and anything in a pretty color

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About

“I paint to make you smile and pull you into the gap between reality and dream.”


My name is Sonja aka „Little Sonrisa“ and I am a daydreamer. At times I find my painted microcosm pretty weird, but always with a sense of truth and a touch of nostalgia.

I am Austrian by birth and American by choice, which perfectly explains the combination of weird and nostalgia, but my work is also influenced by the city I live in. Los Angeles with it’s strong lowbrow movement and bright colors plays an important role in my aesthetic. I paint to make you smile and pull you into the gap between reality and dreams, through which I tell stories about strange worlds and creatures, that speak to the child within.

Please check out my blog and website or facebook page:
http://littlesonrisadesigns.blogspot.com
www.sonjasalinas.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Sonrisa/289063377782036



NEWS:
My work has been featured in the shows Parenthood and iCarly.

Spring edition of VECU magazine:
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/Issue/178182
Winter edition of:
www.babiekinsmag.com (4 page Story Illustration)

The Art Tree blog and Art Nectar:
http://www.thearttree.me/2011/04/14/art-strange-creatures-little-sonrisa/

Art Nectar Blog:
http://artnectar.com/2011/04/lowbrow-art-little-sonrisa/

Cuteable.com Blog

I am showing a series of new paintings: "Birds"
at Create:Fixate in Los Angeles
http://www.createfixate.com/events/next-event/
and I am donating a piece to C:F's Holiday Fundraiser on December 10th, 2011
http://www.createfixate.com/events/next-event/

Artist Interview on the Italian blog:
MakemeHappy.com

I am exhibiting large prints at the Venice Art Crawl
http://veniceartcrawl.com

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