Interview with artist Sofia Minson

Hey guys!  Recently James Diaz from Anti-Heroin Chic interviewed me about my art, life and creative process and I thought I’d share the conversation with you here…

 

JAMES DIAZ FROM ANTI-HEROIN CHIC INTERVIEWS ARTIST SOFIA MINSON

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Artist Sofia Minson with two of her native New Zealand bird paintings

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Oh what a difference a frame makes!

Sofia-Minson-Painting-Aoraki-Gold-Kaki-bird-mt-cook-new-zealand-artworkI’m feeling very lucky to be surrounded by teams of people who give my art an amplified voice and take it to the world.  Just got this baby “Aoraki Gold” back from Homestead Picture Framers (thank you for your genius over the years!) and wrapping it up today to send to my incredible crew at Artbay Gallery in Queenstown.  Continue reading

Video of Sofia Minson painting an oil portrait of an old woman in her art studio

From the first brushstrokes onto the canvas to the final reveal on the gallery wall, this video in my art studio shows the development of an oil portrait painting of an old woman with deep wrinkles.

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Video of Adam Portraiture Award judge commenting on Maori portrait painting by Sofia Minson

Take a look at this footage I found of art judge Lilly Koltun commenting on my Maori oil portrait From Hikurangi to Hibernia, a finalist in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery’s 2008 Adam Portraiture Award.

If all goes well I’ll enter again this year.  Take note all you artists, entry forms for the 2014 awards will be available soon from the NZ Portrait Gallery website.

Limited Edition Print of “From Hikurangi to Hibernia” is available for $680, free shipping NZ wide. Just click here, scroll down and click ‘add to cart’.

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When Art strives for originality and looses sight of truth

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He must know that when man shuts himself out from the vitalizing and purifying touch of the infinite, and falls back upon himself for his sustenance and his healing, then he goads himself into madness, tears himself into shreds, and eats his own substance….
…Then it is, that in our self expression, we try to startle and not to attract, in art we strive for originality and loose sight of truth, which is old and yet ever new. Continue reading