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, 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
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 recent years.
‘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 Minute on the Wall"
"YabYum" - 2014
Amsterdam Fashion Week
Collaboration with lingerie brand
" La fille d'O "