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John Sonsini

 (born 1950)
John Sonsini is active/lives in California.  John Sonsini is known for day laborer portraits and figures.

Biography   John Sonsini

A Los Angeles artist, John Sonsini paints portraits directly from models, primarily Latino day workers.  His goal is to depict attitude, body language and the uniqueness of these people who often are below the radar of many people in the Los Angeles area that is home to Sonsini.  Of his work, it is said that he avoids imposing his own pre-conceived attitudes on his subjects but lets them speak for themselves.  His work reflects both empathy and an awareness of the fact that he shares little in common with the life experiences of these people who play a vital but low profile role in American life.  "This balance results in figurative works that communicate in a surprisingly forthright yet nuanced manner." (12   ...  Displaying 750 of 2933 characters.

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