Lucia Sidonio is an Ōtautahi Christchurch based artist and recent Ilam School of Fine Arts graduate. Born in London with French and Italian heritage, her paintings draw from and echo European modernism. Her studio practice looks at finding ways to translate and represent fleeting moments, each painting serving as an occasion for figures to perform. There is a play between concealing, revealing, and projecting, both from the subject matter and the method being used to describe it. Gestural brushstrokes and areas of saturated hues assist the depicted characters in their expression while the paint pronounces itself with a similar tone.

Read about Lucia Sidonio’s 2022 joint exhibition Here to There with Richard Elderton in our City Art Reader interview here.