Approved: 16.08.2006

Julia Brooker

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

I paint solely on aluminium because I was seduced by the way it reflects light off its surface up through layers of transparent colour. I revel in the sumptuousness of paint as it sits on the cool surface of the metal. I am driven in the attempt to make beautiful paintings.
I enjoy the craft of making, the accumulation of knowledge of your materials. And when the viewer gets close I hope they will

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  • Location: Cardiff, Wales
  • Activities: Private commissions
  • Categories: Painting
 

Biography

I paint solely on aluminium because I was seduced by the way it reflects light off its surface up through layers of transparent colour. I revel in the sumptuousness of paint as it sits on the cool surface of the metal. I am driven in the attempt to make beautiful paintings. I enjoy the craft of making, the accumulation of knowledge of your materials. And when the viewer gets close I hope they will enjoy the tiny accidental droplets that fall, the hand-made quality of the paintings. Closeness should offer up more, a desire to touch the surface, a stillness. Surface qualities, the materials, the process, finding ways to manipulate the paint remain as important to me now as eleven years ago at art college. Extraordinarily this simple range of materials never ceases to interest and engage. I look forward to making new paintings sparked by direct observation and the untried, and also referring back, sometimes unknowingly, to earlier work.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2000 - BA Hons First Class Honours, Fine Art Painting, University of Gloucester, Cheltenham 1997 - Foundation, Pass with Distinction, Univ of Wales Inst of Cardiff Solo exhibitions 2013 - New Paintings on aluminium , Curwen Gallery, Windmill St, London Group exhibitions 2013 - Summer Group Exhibition, Byard Gallery , Cambridge