Graduating as fashion designer at ARTEZ Arnhem in 1996, Petra Lunenburg has since been working as a graphic designer and illustrator for various fashion labels & magazines.
Focusing on illustration and drawing over the last few years she has developed as a fine artist creating a highly feminine, free and suggestive style. Her distinctive signature whose raw minimalistic abstraction creates a sense of ambiguity, is influenced by both fashion and fine art history such as René Bouché and Egon Schiele. She has explored her passion for nudes in a variety of media incorporating marker, ink, crayon and acrylic on paper. Petra Lunenburg reveals a world of allure created by sensuous and seductive portrayals of her subjects.
Studies in life figure drawing at NYC‘s Art Students League has led to the exhibition New York Creatures and the release of the book Rope Girls with an ongoing development in application and experimentation resulting in Hazy Dolls; a show which took place in NYC. Alongside her main practice she has an extensive catalogue of commissions from clients such as G-Star, Adidas, Nike, Yarn Unit, ELLE, Red and Grazia in recent years.
Petra: ‘I am interested in capturing anything beyond the physicality of my subjects. Visualizing energetic rhythms of human figures, movements, expressions and looks is what I am conveying, ideally fully guided by my lines.‘
photography by Paul Bellaart
Furthermore under DENHAM I am explaining a bit on my work process...