PETRA LUNENBURG illustration artist / biography - exhibitions /
Petra Lunenburg ( 1974) born Nijmegen,
Graduating as fashion designer at ARTEZ,
Arnhem in 1996, she has since been working
as a graphic designer and illustrator
for fashion labels, magazines as well
as for her own brand IL‘L.
Focusing on illustration over the last
few years she has developed as a fine
artist creating a highly feminine,
free and suggestive style.
Her distinctive signature whose raw
minimalistic abstraction creates a sense
of ambiguity, influenced from both fashion
and fine art history such as
René Bouché and Egon Schiele.
She has explored her passion for nudes in
a variety of media incorporating marker,
ink, crayon and acrylic on paper.
Petra Lunenburg reveals a world of allure
created by sensuous and seductive
portrayals of her subjects.
Recent studies in life figure drawing
at NYC‘s Art Students League has
led to the exhibition New York Creatures
and the release of the book Rope Girls
with an ongoing development in application
and experimentation resulting in Hazy Dolls;
a show which took place in NYC, 2011.
Alongside her main practice she has an
extensive catalogue of commissions from
clients such as G-Star, Adidas, Nike,
Yarn Unit, ELLE, Red and Grazia in
Petra: ‘I am interested in
capturing anything beyond the
physicality of my subjects.
Visualizing energetic rhythms of
human figures, movements, expressions
and looks is what I am conveying,
ideally fully guided by my lines.‘
"BautZuid" - 2015
Citroen Building Amsterdam
Mural "One Minutes on the Wall"
"YabYum" - 2014
Amsterdam Fashion Week
Collaboration with lingerie brand " La fille d'O "