Born in Coimbra, Portugal, 1984.
J.D. in Law School, Coimbra University (FDUC, 2008) PhD in Psychology, Universitat Abat Oliba Ceu, Barcelona (2013)
Master Degree in Clinical Psychology at the Institute for Applied Psychology (ISPA) Lisbon
Sónia Travassos was a curious person about art and its expressions since her early years.
As the law studies started, Sonia had to expand herself with a creative expression for her feelings about the society, saving her soul from the stiffness of the civil law procedure books,
choosing to paint on all her free time.
Later on, as a psychology student,
Sonia found herself exploring the complexity of pain in
relationships, inspiring herself to create a very original and colourful painting approach, translating feelings into canvas in a very intense way.
Since then, Sonia is dedicated full time to painting, as her ultimate way to express the beauty of each inner self, exploding sensations trough a unique fauve-inspired style. Sonia is represented in private collections all around the world, and working intensively showing her work in collective and individual exhibitions.
"I’m self-taught and I don’t frame my work in any aesthetic tendencies. The fauveexpressionism and the
neo-expressionism might be what is better reflected in my painting.
In painting, and in trace and expression, I like rude and incisive movements. I prefer big blobs that I contrast with the subtlety and the abstract of the shapes, which suggests an emotional intention, of movement and materiality.
As painting is something that I enjoy doing, I stand for the moments of inspiration, necessary to the development of any art, and depending on how I feel, the colors I wear change, and the trace of the ideas in constant mutation and development gets more or less aggressive, more or less perfect. Sometimes I depict something that captured my attention or that touched me specially. I’m interested in evolving and exploring my potential, always fitting my work to my being, to my spontaneity and to the feeling that I aim to convey"