A life for painting and with pictures
Many paths lead to raccoons etc. as well as to small formats. But it took a few years before I landed there.
Born as the daughter of Inge and Robert Kolondam, a Munich native and an Indonesian father, I grew up in Munich. I live and work with my husband Klaus Soppe - who is also a freelance painter - just outside the beautiful city of Landshut, in the homeland of my grandmother and her siblings.
A picture is worth a thousand words. I fell under this magic from a young age and the creative aspect has always accompanied me. As a painter, I love the narrative form of representation and the tactile and sensual pleasure of working with artist's materials. For me, every brush stroke is like a nice, big piece of chocolate.
When it comes to painting, I have gone through a few stages. Starting at a young age, I was self-taught for many years. When I was in my early 30s, I wanted to know exactly. I decided to follow my heart and added a degree in painting on top of that. I gave up my previous job to do this. During my studies I was able to take part in a number of exhibitions at home and abroad and also take on public commissions.
After a few years of trying out style, form and color and also presenting my paintings at galleries and fairs, I returned to the topics that have always excited me.
In concrete terms, this means for my painting: impressionistically realistic, childlike, humorous, everyday ordinary and directly in the sale of pictures. I like contact with my fellow human beings and I also like to be in contact with my customers myself. That's why you can now meet me again, for example at exhibitions, trade fairs and craft markets. I now devote most of my time to small formats, but every now and then I also create larger pictures ;).
I'm definitely happy that you're here at the moment and I hope you enjoy browsing through my little digital studio.
All the best, your image maker Sandra Kolondam
Photo: Copyright Sabine Schreiber