Featured Artist Monique Lassooij

Artist Monique Lassooij has an unmistakable signature style, creating intriguing characters that draw the viewer in. See more of her portfolio by visiting her website.

 

"The Girl with The Robot Dog" acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40" by artist Monique Lasooij. See her feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Girl with The Robot Dog” acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″

 

I paint mostly with acrylics on whatever surface I can get my hands on: canvas, wood, paper, and sometimes a wall.

 

"Symbolique Sans" by artist Monique Lassooij. See her feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Symbolique Sans” 48″ x 48″ x 11″ Acrylic on wood plus 4 drawers.

 

The internet and social media are a huge source of inspiration for my ever-growing series “Proprietary Innocence.” I paint all my subjects with that one-split-second expression from looking up from under the eyebrows that everyone has: somewhat expression less, sometimes slightly annoyed, disturbed by our invasion of their privacy.

 

"Margarita Theresa Is Not In Charge" acrylic, 30" x 40" by artist Monique Lassooij. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Margarita Theresa Is Not In Charge” acrylic, 30″ x 40″

 

By painting the eyes larger than life, I try to draw the viewer’s attention to the subtlety in those expressions. There is a story behind that first impression and I want to take you beyond the understandable image to see the underlining dichotomy.

 

"The Anatomical Lesson of Little Tulip" acrylic on canvas, 55" x 46" by Monique Lassoij. See her feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Anatomical Lesson of Little Tulip” acrylic on canvas, 55″ x 46″

 

I like to add a little of my sense of humor to my work and what makes this series so great for me that I can use any subject I like: superheroes, rock and movie stars, artists, everyday people, and paintings.

 

"The Little Sparrow" acrylic on paper, 22" x 28" by Monique Lassoij. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Little Sparrow” acrylic on paper, 22″ x 28″

 

I especially enjoy “The Masters with a Twist” in which I take a famous painting and – while respecting its original – making it my own. By placing my classical subject in a neutral environment and then adding a modern gadget or tool creates an aesthetic juxtaposition.

 

Artist Monique Lassooij with work in progress. See her feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Monique Lassooij with work in progress.

 

I chose to work with a limited palette of two greys, a white, and a red because it creates a sense of contemporary in a backdrop of timelessness.

 

Monique Lassooij invites you to connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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