For her artwork, Victoria David Thune gains inspiration from figurative artists such as Albrecht Durer, Ingres, and Edvard Munch and from the calligraphic freedom in the works of those such as Jackson Pollock. Initially possessing a particular interest in portraiture and figure drawing, and printmaking, Thune explored non-western art that influenced her approaches to contemporary realism. Her work displays figures with form that mirror the natural world while possessing an enticing two-dimensional quality that is typical of non-western art. Thune desires to produce pieces that reflect her interests in the Western classical tradition and express her personal narrative.

About Victoria David Thune

Victoria David Thune was born in Oxford, England to a European-Brazilian father and an American mother. During her early years, she lived in Wales, Brazil, and Lebanon before arriving to the United States– first to the Washington DC area, and then to Princeton, New Jersey.

Initially, Thune began her studies in fine arts but then switched to nursing and subsequently to anthropology. In the recent years, she has returned to her roots of art and travel and feels privileged to be able to continue her journey at the Princeton Academy of Art.

Artist Statement

While I was particularly interested in figurative drawing (portraiture and figure) and printmaking, I was also pushing the boundaries into a more semi-abstract personally expressionistic style within those mediums. Later I became very interested in non-western art.

Currently I am developing my skills to enhance the technical and expressive qualities of my work exploring the subjects of portraiture, connection, perception, and landscape.