With big eyes, long necks and long eyelashes, Soraya Matos' girls are unmistakable. The characters with subtle features and delicate colors that populate the Brazilian artist's canvases have already reached the eyes of New Yorkers.
A fan of large-scale paintings, Soraya Matos follows a visual narrative full of feminine elements and clean, sinuous lines. The inspiration comes from her childhood and adolescence, as well as her past experience as a graphic and fashion designer.
Among Soraya Matos' main influences are artists from contemporary Japanese culture, such as Takashi Murakami, and the Art Nouveau decorative arts movement, such as Alphonse Mucha.
Soraya Matos' playful universe of birds and flamingos also recalls the lines followed by Brazilian artists Vermelho and Catarina Gushiken.