Faunification hints at gendered roles and sexuality by representing both man and goat. It evokes the hunter-gatherer and ideas about masculine vitality and fertility.

'Faunification' by Sonia Richter NZ Artist

Currently available in the USA ArtNet

Faunification

By Sonia Richter

 2016

Acrylic on jacket on board with goat horns, matagouri and rusted wire – framed

4’6” x 3’5” x 0’10”

 

The Unusual Suspects II is both funky and intriguing. “There is a sense mystery” says Richter. “Who wore this jacket? Why was it left behind? Was it someone’s father’s favorite go-to or a previous lover’s? Was it left behind absentmindedly or deliberately?”

The Unusual Suspect I

By Sonia Richter

 2016

Acrylic on vintage coat

3’10” x 1’6” x 0’5”

 

SOLD

 

The Unusual Suspect II

By Sonia Richter

 2016

Acrylic on vintage coat

3’10” x 1’6” x 0’5”

 

Currently available in the USA on ArtNet

The Unusual Suspects II is both funky and intriguing. “There is a sense mystery” says Richter. “Who wore this jacket? Why was it left behind? Was it someone’s father’s favorite go-to or a previous lover’s? Was it left behind absentmindedly or deliberately?”

 

A Tribute to David Bowie

By Sonia Richter

2016

Acrylic on vintage coat and fabric on board, framed

5’6” x 3’6” x 0’7”

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Tribute to David Bowie

“Inspired by Bowie’s utter bravery in song and fashion, and his continual reinvention of himself, I created this work after his passing in 2016.  I have always admired how he supported other artists, particularly when he commissioned a collection from the then up and coming Alexander McQueen for the Earthling Tour in the 90s.  The Union Jack Coat that came out of that collection is my absolute favourite, so I chose this to honor Bowie, by recreated this coat and turning it into this fine

artwork”.

 

Now hanging at Norwood Club   New York City   241 West 14th St

 

A home for the curious...

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Flight of Passage is a play on ‘right of passage’ and how we seem to have lost a lot of these rituals that would help young boys pass into manhood. I wanted to create a work about this vulnerable time of life.

I have repurposed a denim jacket to create this black leather jacket, a style which is often worn as a shield.  The butterflies represent our constant evolution; that we shouldn’t ever be scared of changing and morphing; that there is no need to stay stuck in the same form.  They are a made of sterling silver, gold leaf and bitumen.  Over time the bitumen will crack and let more of the golden light shine out.  My amazing artist/jeweler friend, Kate Alterio, made the butterfly pins.

Flight of Passage

Sonia Richter

Acrylic on bomber jacket with sterling silver, 24ct gold leaf & bitumen

2’4” x 1’10” x 0’4”

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AmeriKiwi

Inspired by recent conversations with friends and family about the cultural ambiguity of living in a new country, I have started this new series where I am fusing flags together to give people their own personal identity and a sense of belonging. 

AmeriKiwi

Sonia Richter

Acrylic on denim jacket

2018

850 x 700 x 120mm

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Autumn Moved Across Her Skin 

Sonia Richter

Acrylic on vintage trench coat on board with flowers and chain

2016

816 x 1285 x 130mm

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"A Veuve Cliquot seduction

Champagne, autumn leaves and love"