Urban Pop Art Portraits as a Vehicle for a Beautiful Mission
My name is Monique van Steen and my art celebrates and empowers women, showing the female universe in all it’s deepness and swing.
The ever moving inner feminine world is what inspires me daily to portray and exhibit feelings in a world full of masculine expectations.
I paint strong women, strong in their fierceness, strong in their hopes, yet also strong in their sensuality, in their vulnerabilities and softness…
Bottomline: they are always their personal selves.
My style is aligned with that, using a visual language that is easily understood: Urban pop art.
The flowing outlines speak a clear message.
And the vibrant colors that I can’t resist to use over and over again add intensity to the personality of the depicted feelings.
The Art Nouveau era, with the recurring natural and female features in the architecture and urban furniture that are so present in Barcelona have an undoubtedly traceable influence in my art, that will surely enchant your eyes and your heart.
Vibrant red pop art nouveau painting “Wrath” (7 sins in art serie), 100 x 50 cm.
Big soft blue female portrait urban art painting “Soul gazing”, 80 x 180 cm.
Original urban pop art portrait painting “Greed” ( 7 sins in art serie), 130 x 97 cm
Sensual urban pop art portrait “Acceptance of that what is” in warm pink and orange colors, 80 x 80 cm
Urban and pop female artist portrait paintings “Intellect is a great servant…”, in splashing green colors, 80 x 80 cm
My art is to be found worldwide in public and private collections, curious to see prices and if you can find one near you?
Check out the Wescover map: and my website www.moniquevansteen.com
Want to follow my musings and makings day by day? Follow me at @monique_paints and say hi, it would thrill me to know you have followed this lead!