juli Jana artist
juli Jana invites the spectator to be a participant in a vibrant, visual experience. Her work has a lyrical, poetical quality and fluidity of expression, lending itself to interpretation. For her ART is an experience to share.
Shapes, lines, abstract forms, sometimes with a reference to realism, form the basis of her work in small and large compositions. Colour and tone are presented in their stark intensity or in subtle variations. As with Mark Rothko, colour in itself can be a theme.
She works in oils, acrylics and various printing methods. Her graphic work encompasses etchings, collographs, lithographs and monoprints.
juli Jana has had a number of solo shows in South Africa and in England where she studied graphics. She has participated in various group shows both with printmakers and painters.
She is constantly exploring new perspectives taking her inspiration from her surroundings whether city or landscape. This she explores in the abstract.
Images provide opportunities for exploration and expression for the artist and the observer.
juli Jana has painted from her early years exploring the visual in her surroundings whether landscape or cityscape.
In her Visual and Word-based Workshops as well as in One on One coaching she values the joy of visualizing , creating and celebrating attainments.
She studied art under Jack Lugg in East London in South Africa and in the UK at Morley College and Mary Ward College. She holds a masters degree in Creative Writing from Roehampton University in the UK and is a registered Life Coach with The International Coaching Federation.
Artists Statement: juli Jana
Where does a ball of string end? We start with something and follow the line to the unknown. jJ
Picasso states the following: “There is no abstract art. You must start with something. Afterwards you can remove all traces of reality.”
I observe spaces, lines, marks, colours, images. These are on walls, skies, landscapes, faces. I am a flaneur walking the world. Sometimes it is colours that shout or gently fade; it can be markings on a wall or a space in time that arrests my attention.
I invite the observer to participate with the artist in these excursions, to create his own experience when looking at a work of art.
All mediums excite me. I explore pigment from the brush to the canvas, the pressure of the printing press in producing etchings. The medium used to express the idea adds its own characteristic markings and magic.
View some of my paintings here
View some of my graphics here