October 03, 2017
Born and based in Brazil, Júlia Brandão is a textile and collage artist that picks up the simplest and most common everyday artifacts and rearranges them into different types of embroidery, creating a whole new very particular universe - hers. We love her ingenious use of cast-off fabrics and waste to produce beautiful artworks that are vibrant and tactile.
What firstly captivated us about Júlia was her use of unwanted clothes and old fabrics unwanted fabrics. Through art, specifically through fashion items, she does an in-depth type of sociological study about our relationship with consumption, exploring the connection people have with material things, with their daily routines and the feelings they develop around the items they gather up over their lifetime.
Júlia's creations started after being bored in her corporate job, we feel her pain there! Unhappy and bored, and the desire to explore the sensations she was feeling about the pressure of having a "9 to 5" job was growing more each minute. Actually, in an interview she did for Sincerely Tommy she says that she though her art was "just a hobby or something to please myself while drinking wine". Well, we think she did a great job of making her hobby into a full-time job!
Painting was one of her first occupations. Collages started later due to the accumulation of papers she liked and, also, realising that painting allows very little to error. Then from paper she also mixed fabrics, and currently, she's even testing plaster and other materials. From food to clothes everything she identifies with she saves and uses later in her work. Apart from this, Júlia's been trying to explore all the visual art media she can, from computers to sculpture, always with the same message and comparison on her mind.
From food to clothes everything she identifies with she saves and uses later in her work. Apart from this, Júlia's been trying to explore all the visual art media she can, from computers to sculpture, always with the same message and comparison on her mind.
If you didn't knew Júlia yet make sure you take a look of her works and start following her promising career that's now starting to be known in Europe and North America too.
Images taken from: Júlia Brandão, Melissa, PhD Galeria.
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