Australian artist Julie Perri presents her portfolio of mixed media works. See more of her fascinating portfolio by visiting her website.
My recent work looks at resurrection and rebirth, focusing on discarded objects found in our everyday surroundings. This theme is motivated by a near death experience and a second chance at life.
My work incorporates past life experiences with contemporary art practice, experimenting will non-traditional methods and mediums, into unique works of art. I am intrigued by natures influence on man and the process of aging.
Since an early age, I have been interested in deteriorating objects, the power of nature, recycling and creating art. Growing up on a farm and having little money for art supplies, I would make unusual artworks from anything I could find.
Most of my recent works involve mixed media techniques, combine with painting, drawing and assemblage. The mediums I use include pigments, soil, plant dyes, bark, rusted surfaces and acrylic paints.
I am inspired by artists such as Anselm Keiffer, Alberto Burri and Valerie Hegarty.
This year I will be completing my Masters of Visual Arts, attending a month artist in residency at the Newington Armoury in Sydney, having a solo exhibition and busy creating lots of art.
My goals are to show my work through-out Australia and internationally one-day, but at present I am enjoying experimenting with non-traditional ways of creating unique works of art.