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Lora Monz

Biography

LORA MONZ

My pictures are so colorful, varied and diverse as the life and the world around us," she says. Lora was born in the Ukrainian city Dnepropetrovsk and discovered her great passion for painting in 1976 after studying painting at the University of her hometown as well as numerous trips abroad to Holland, Italy and Spain. Since 2003 she has lived in Germany and practiced there as a freelance artist.

Lora Monz has been successfully selling her work in Germany and Europe with great success in recent years. The artistic interest of the Ukrainian focuses on the human image. She has been a metaphor for the modern man with complex interpersonal relationships, dreams, and emotions, his understanding of himself and his environment. Therefore Lora Monz addressed in her compositions everyday situations, such as meetings at the beach, the turmoil in the street, the interaction in the restaurant or the hustle and bustle on a folk festival. With great sensitivity, she manages to depict the variety of personalities and expose their character traits, with all their quirks and weaknesses. Lora Monz tells stories of everyday life and keeps the viewer of her imagery with subtle humor often before the mirror.

Her work is dense with characters with numerous compositions of single figures or pairs. They document a stronger focus of the inner life of the individuals she portrays. Lovers float full of lightness and happiness through dream cities, fantasy creatures like mermaids and angels inhabit these friendly images, confidently posing and showing their feminine allure. As a means of expressing the subjects cheerful mood her paintings use colour in a dazzling array of shades and nuances. She paints gestures on her large canvases using quick black outlines which somehow contain the powerful colour she uses to create drama and energy, a tribute to the life, love and imagination.