JULIA RANDALL

Джулия Рэндалл

Blown

JULIA RANDALL

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Bubblegum initially connotes innocent, cheeky pleasure, yet the fragile skin of gum also points to the susceptibility of the body, and the dreaded passage of time. Bubble gum is an insignificant, disposable material, and the pleasure taken from its flavor is fleeting. The bubble is a vessel that holds our breath, for a brief moment, in a physical form. Seen as a group, the inflating/ deflating bubble imagery is a visual manifestation of breathing. They are decidedly anthropomorphic, and can appear abject, fragile, and as vulnerable as the human body.

Julia Randall is in love with drawing, and uses her seductive technique to craft images that subtly challenge assumptions about corporeality, desire, and the natural world. Intersecting sensibilities activate her work; images are simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive. Although she clearly operates in the realm of fantasy, Randall uses observation-based drawing and hyperrealistic technique to create images that are surreal and suggestive.

Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York City, and in Sydney, Australia at Esa Jaske Gallery. Her drawings have been included in numerous group exhibitions, most recently at The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, The National Academy in New York, KS Art in New York, BravinLee Programs in New York, Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, and at the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. Julia Randall is the recipient of numerous fellowships and residency awards, including a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Yaddo, and multiple residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, NY ARTS, Art on Paper, Flash Art, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Additionally, her drawings have been featured in New American Paintings, American Artist, and Beautiful/Decay magazines.

Julia Randall attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999. She received her M.F.A. from Rutgers University, and her B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives and works in New York City and in Connecticut.
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source: hifructose

A master of recreating textures with her set of color pencils, Julia Randall uses photorealistic drawing techniques to create surreal works that use subtle suggestions to cultivate a sensual mood. Particularly interested in the mouth, Randall draws lips, tongues and teeth against plain backgrounds, sometimes affixing them to other objects equally delicate and perplexing in nature. For her latest series, “Blown,” Randall has taken to rendering used chewing gum. The gum’s viscous texture has the same strange sex appeal as the saliva and moist lips in her other work. We find ourselves simultaneously attracted and repulsed to the sinewy-looking wads and deflating bubbles. Take a look at some images courtesy of the artist.
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source: organiconcrete

Siete pronti per vedere qualcosa di veramente surreale? Allora aprite bene gli occhi perché quello di cui ora vi palerò sa di eccezionale, surreale.
La protagonista di questo martedì è una certa Julia Randall, un’artista che vive e lavora tra New York e Connecticut, ha frequentato la Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, l’Università di Rutgers e la Washington University a St. Louis. I suoi lavori sono stati esposti in diverse gallerie, come nella Jeff Bailey Gallery di New York, così come in Australia. Un curriculum che fa paura.
Eppure ciò che colpisce di Julia Randall è tutt’altro, ovvero le sue creazioni realizzate con gomma masticata. Sì, avete proprio capito quello che c’è da capire. Julia Randall realizza opere multiformi masticando chewingum che poi ricompone su supporti per mostrarle al mondo intero.
Provateci anche voi, magari anche solo con un po’ di fantasia, immaginate di masticare una gomma, magari una bella grossa BigBabol, e quando il sapore sta per scomparire nel palato fare una bolla e tirarla fuori per vedere ciò che è venuto fuori e poi dipingerla su carta.
Ecco, lei fa esattamente la stessa cosa ma mettendoci un po’ di creatività che la rende unica nel suo genere. Forte vero? Guardate i colori, le forme trasparenti del chewingum.
Le sue opere, aldilà della scelta del materiale che può far discutere, sono molto suggestive, somigliano a parti del nostro corpo, fatte di cristallo, trasparenti per spiare dentro la materia e confondere la realtà con la fantasia.
Questo sì che è maledettamente surreale, qualcosa di diabolico, che davvero travalica la staticità del materiale e si impadronisce della nostra percezione del reale e ci fa tornare un po’ bambini, monelli.
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source: dp.akcapinarinfo

Die New Yorker Künstlerin Julia Randall hat in ihrer Serie Blown, 2011- 2012 wunderbar organische Bilder von aufgeblasenen Kaugummis produziert, die ich euch auf keinen Fall vorenthalten will. Die hyperrealistisch gezeichneten Luftblasen entfalten mit ihrer bizarren Fleischlichkeit fast schon anthropomorphe Züge: “I craft images that are simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive”, wird Randall in diesem Artikel auf Flavorwire zitiert.

Randalls Statement:

Bubblegum initially connotes innocent, cheeky pleasure, yet the fragile skin of gum also points to the susceptibility of the body, and the dreaded passage of time. Bubble gum is an insignificant, disposable material, and the pleasure taken from its flavor is fleeting. The bubble is a vessel that holds our breath, for a brief moment, in a physical form. Seen as a group, the inflating/ deflating bubble imagery is a visual manifestation of breathing. They are decidedly anthropomorphic, and can appear abject, fragile, and as vulnerable as the human body.
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source: cameralabsorg

Джулия Рэндалл обожает рисовать и использует своеобразную технику для обработки изображений, которые тонко бросают вызов предположениям о вещественном, желаемом и природном мире. Пересечения чувств активизируют ее работу; изображения одновременно кажутся эротичными и карикатурными, красивыми и отталкивающим. Хотя она четко работает в области фантастики, Рэндалл использует для создания изображений рисунок, основанный на наблюдении и гиперреалистическую технику. Творениями, которые можно классифицировать как сюрреалистические, художница старается навести зрителей на размышления.