Lot 158 - Julia Abele - Ranunculus
Acrylic on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
I am a self-taught figurative painter with a passion for bright colours, abandoned city spaces and still lifes. My paintings are my diary. I paint memories, snap shots from my trips and travels as well as family snap shots.
I have a masters in literature in London and Heidelberg. With regards to painting l am self-taught. I had a good art teacher in school, but after that it was learning by doing and trying to find out which tools and media were best suited to achieve the colours and textures I had in my head.
I had two solo exhibitions and a number of group exhibitions in my home town. From 2011 on I participated in smaller art fairs around the world. In March 2023 I exhibited at The Other Art Fair in London. In 2018 and 2023 works of mine were selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In 2024 I have another Solo show coming up in Klingenberg am Main/Germany.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I submitted 4 still lifes of my favourite subjects to the upcoming auction. For me still lifes are a bridge between the past and present - life and death. By looking at simple everyday objects that are painted in a specific moment in time you can time travel back to that moment that is gone forever. The objects may have gone or broken too and remind us that life is swift and precious. I particularly like to paint porcelain and ceramic objects as they are delicate by default. I also love painting flowers, fish and seafood, as all those classic still life objects have their own story of mortality.
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