“I am a figurative painter and I mostly paint people. I don’t think I will ever get tired of drawing and painting people,” says June Sira.
June Sira, who creates modern figurative paintings lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Her portraits depict ambiguous-aged people as fabulistic, symbolic, or fragments of a story. Furthermore, from 1985 to 1992, she studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Oslo National Academy Of The Arts. In 1999/2000, June completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at Chelsea School of Art. A number of museums and top institutions have collected her work and shown it in exhibitions.
Modern Figurative Paintings Convey Fabulistic or Symbolic Narratives
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June Sira is a figurative painter. “I don’t think I will ever get tired of drawing and painting people,” she says. Also, June hopes people who look at her paintings will be so enthralled that they will want to look again.
UBS Art Award & international exhibitions
After graduating in 2000, June Sira received the UBS Art Award, which is the UK’s national art award. “I was very happy when I was selected for the UBS Art Award and received the national winner prize from a jury including Sir Nicholas Serota,” June adds.
Internationally she has taken part in exhibitions in the Hubei Art Museum in China, Mall Galleries in London, Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, The Centre of Attention, and Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast. Moreover, June regularly exhibits in Oslo, Norway.
June always looks to great artists such as Munch, Picasso, Gauguin, Kitaj. “Going to museums and exhibitions and everyday life is my inspiration,” says June.
To see June’s latest artwork, visit Saatchi Art >
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