In an extremely time-consuming painting process, Sonja Simone Albert creates large-format works in oil, which, in terms of motifs, are entirely marked by nature and may be reminiscent of photographic images. Man is occasionally present: sometimes directly as a person in the landscape, sometimes indirectly as a picker of the bouquet of wildflowers. The artistic interest is in visualizing a particular moment in nature and the atmosphere associated with it, evoked by a reflection, a shadow play, a breeze or a rustle. The special appeal of Albert’s paintings manifests itself in the partial blurring, which creates a seductive tension and invites the viewer’s gaze to linger: “Sharpness and blurring are painterly ingredients with which the picture is composed. The blur forms spaces, places, areas, in which the sharpness may take place. […]. A certain poetry is sought that touches without conveying a specific message” (Sonja Simone Albert 2021).
Sonja Simone Albert was born in 1985 in Bad Oldesloe. She studied Fine Art at the Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft in Alfter near Bonn from 2007 to 2011. Since 2013 she has been working as a freelance artist as well as a lecturer for painting and drawing. For the first time in Switzerland SACCHETTI CONTEMPORARY realizes a solo exhibition with works by Albert. She lives and works in Bonn.