Sonya Derviz (b.1994) lives and works in London. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art in 2018, having previously completed her Foundation Diploma at Central Saint Martins. Recent exhibitions include: ‘Pas De Corps’ Solo Exhibition at V.O Curations (London, 2019), ‘It Seems So Long Ago’ Group Exhibition at Matthew Brown (Los Angeles, 2020), ‘Minimal | Maximal’ Group Exhibition with LVH Art (London, 2019) and ‘Parfum d'épines’ with Phillips x V.O Curations (Paris, 2019).
Sonya is a keen observer and documentarian of her own environment, emotions and lived experience. Grounding her artistic practice in the prolific gathering of found imagery, she fervently mines her collected source material, surroundings and own subconscious for inspiration. However, during the physical process of painting, Sonya embraces an innate intuition and inherent instinct for what is needed on the canvas. Imagination inevitable, each painting ends up as an exaggerated, altered or misremembered portrayal of their original influences.