Sonja Neumeyer (b. 1980, Serbia) is an artist based in Munich in Germany.
Neumeyer graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture in 2004 and a Masters Degree in Interior Design in 2006, from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Following her time practicing as an architect she has, since 2012, been focusing on visual art.
Her paintings are experimental, abstract works that are inspired by universal experiences of the intensity of contemporary living and a quest for simple, soulful harmony. Each piece aims to sooth the viewer by counteracting the oppressive effects of information overload and excess by introducing calm, silence and minimalism.
Within her compositions, created in encaustic on a variety of surfaces, including wood, canvas and paper, she seeks to reduce the elements to essentials. She works intuitively with the colour, texture and opacity of the medium, choreographing its application to a carefully honed number of shapes and brushstrokes. The colours range from earthy to airy, each work providing space to think.
The abstract shapes in Neumeyer’s work are expansive and gestural. They are reminiscent of landscape, clouds, moving water and vapours, creating a space of gentle possibility and contemplation, an antidote to the chaos of modern life and a calming influence on our walls.