Marilyn Sonneveld

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today our final interview with Marilyn Sonneveld, who spoke the wise words: 'Money has no emotions. Art trade is emotions.'

 Marilyn Sonneveld

Marilyn Sonneveld

What does an artist do throughout the day?
Sitting behind my desk, just like people with a 9 to 5 job. It’s not that romantic usually but when I’m searching for weird images or when I'm riso or screen printing it gets more exciting!

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made yourself?
‘Wiglette from deluxe’, by Ellen Gallagher. I am not sure I wish I had made it myself but It is one of my favorites.  

 Ellen Gallagher, Wiglette. 

Ellen Gallagher, Wiglette. 

What would you have become, if you weren’t an artist?
I don't know. Maybe that’s why I became an artist.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?
I do it quite often with friends who create things as well. It's a really nice way to get something if you can't afford it. It's so much more than getting money. Money has no emotions. Art trade is emotions!

What other projects are you working on?
I’m working on two different projects at the moment that will finish in October and November. Furthermore I’m making a lot of free work and a I’m working on a few short illustration projects. But I always keep it a secret until it is finished! A little while ago I did an illustration project with Vice and Broadly about sexual harassment at festivals, which was very nice to do and important to make.

 Marilyn Sonneveld, Lilith.

Marilyn Sonneveld, Lilith.