|Sonia Hensler representation of The Dolls Factory|
Sonia Hensler is a Polish-born, London-based artist famous for her edgy, modern collages which have also appeared on a range of tees for TopShop. What is the meaning of the illustration above? She tells me that she was thinking of an the Italian Madonna iconography with a futuristic love for Louboutins.
Highly stylized and occasionally uncompromising, Sonia wishes her work to be playful, yet provocative and hopefully it will lift your mood. For sure it lifted mine with this illustration. Her aims for a stupendous future include further exploration of the union between more traditional graphical techniques and the potential offered by modern computer programmes.
Illustrations have become a big thing recently in the fashion world, so it is always great to discover new creativity. Sonia’s works include collaborations with The Wall Street Journal, Coco de Mer, TopShop, Luxury Publishing, Spear’s, Jooal Jewellery etc. She enters my ‘to be watched‘ list, and given the new era of technological creativity I wouldn’t be suprised if one of these illustrations becomes valuable one day.
These are e few works from Sonia who accepts even privately commissioned illustrations. Just have a friendly chat with her and let an artist describe your world througn an illustration to be hanged on your wall or used as a christmas postcard for friends and family.