‘Seeing the Invisible’ by Julie Filipenko
Artist: Julie Filipenko
Title: ‘Seeing the Invisible’
Medium: Acrylic on Birch
Dimensions: 16″ x 12″
Framing: Framed (Framed Size: 20″ x 15″)
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artist:
Born in USSR and raised in the USA, Julie Filipenko had an unconventional childhood of constantly moving around until she finally settled in Israel. The experience of always being on the go, whilst also constantly being influenced by devouring classic literature of all nationalities, made her feel personally connected to every new culture she was exposed to. Hence, the incorporation of the diverse symbolism in her work today.
Having graduated with a BA from the art department of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Julie had her first solo show in December 2013 at Swoon Gallery, Los Angeles. Ever since then, she has continued to exhibit worldwide, in countries such as USA, Germany, Australia, and Japan.
Intrigued by the feminine energy, Julie’s work is inspired by the contrast between innocence and exposure to life around it. Focusing on fantasy driven images, and trying to capture the state of existing between dream and reality, her choice of technique is acrylic paintings and graphite drawings.