Julie Bloom

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This interview was recorded on the 27th of July 2021 and released on the 15th of February 2022


Born in Nairobi, the London based artist Julie Bloom grew up between Africa, Asia and Europe – or more specifically between Kenya, Hong Kong, Germany and the United Kingdom – and it is this concealed cultural diversity that can be found in both her work and personality, shaping her decidedly eclectic and modern visual language. Being the daughter of an architect and having been nurtured by such varied urban landscapes throughout her life, Julie explores an artistic language that is heavily influenced by the role architecture plays in the lives of those of us who allow ourselves to inhabited by the cities we inhabit.

Parallel to this, Julie tirelessly develops collections of work created with various media. Her body of work contains an incredibly fertile mix of abstract pop paintings and drawings inspired by the graphic language of geometric shapes, as well as prints and lithographs which she creates in limited editions. With a frankly enviable versatility, Julie also allows herself to flirt with figurative representations of iconic characters from the pop world, as can be seen in her series of urban landscapes inhabited by Marilyn Monroe.

An assorted amalgamation of influences in her work reveals a fascinating contrast between her admiration for the urban landscape and her thirst for nature, which is clearly derived from a life of travel and experiences in different parts of the world. In fact, the fusion of her life with her creative experiences can also be seen in her performances and interactions, in which she carries out an unapologetic and covert dialogue with the urban landscape, showing her work precisely where she wants it to be seen in the time honoured fashion of ‘guerrilla art’. In her work Julie not only reveals herself while hiding, but also plays at transforming herself as she dares to push the limits of art and its institutionalised conventions.

One of Julie’s most recent artistic projects are her fantastic Translations – Interactive experiences in which she creates images during a dynamic real-time exchange with her subjects, giving their words and emotions form and colour. Indeed, in this episode of Metralla Rosa you will watch and see the results of Julie’s ‘Translation’ of Carla’s very own stream of consciousness.

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Further Information:

Related Links
Julie Bloom: Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube
Translations: Website | YouTube

References during the interview
Pop Art 01:17 | Figurative Art 01:19 | Fine Art 01:22 | Drawing 01:25 | Etching 01:26 | Translations 01:34 | Reiki 09:41 | Lockdown (Covid) 10:18 | Tate Britain 10:58 | Marilyn Monroe 20:09 | Kensington and Chelsea College 21:32 | Bridget Riley 22:24 | Sean Penn 29:12 | 21 Grams 29:17 | Poi Dancing 29:48 | Johannes Birringer 30:38 | Brunel University 30:43 | Abstract Art 40:31 | Figurative Art 40:32 | Conceptual Art 40:34 | Gap Kenya 01:05:21 | Gayle Woods 01:05:39


Personal Images


Modelling


Jewelry


Original Artworks


Limited Edition Prints


Translations


Lockdown Guerrilla Exhibitions


Videos


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Julie Bloom.

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Questa intervista è stata registrata il 27 luglio 2021 e rilasciata il 15 febbraio 2022


Nata a Nairobi, l’artista visiva londinese Julie Bloom è cresciuta tra l’Africa, l’Asia e l’Europa, precisamente tra Kenya, Hong Kong e Regno Unito, così che questa diversità culturale si manifesta sia nella sua opera che nella sua personalità ed è il fattore che le ha permesso di creare un linguaggio visuale decisamente eclettico e moderno. Essendo figlia di un architetto ed avendo assimilato paesaggi urbani tanto diversi nel corso della sua vita, Julie esplora un codice artistico grandemente influenzato dal ruolo svolto dall’architettura nella vita di coloro che abitano le città.

Julie realizza allo stesso tempo, e instancabilmente, collezioni che crea servendosi di tecniche miste, e il suo prodotto artistico offre un insieme incredibilmente fecondo di dipinti pop astratti e di disegni ispirati al linguaggio grafico, come anche incisioni e litografie che l’artista presenta in edizioni limitate. Con una versatilità davvero invidiabile, Julie osa anche flirtare con la rappresentazione figurativa di personaggi iconici del mondo pop, come nel caso dei suoi paesaggi urbani abitati da Marilyn Monroe.

Una fusione variegata di influenze, che scaturiscono chiaramente dai suoi viaggi e dalla sua permanenza in varie parti del mondo nel corso di tutta la sua vita, svelano nella sua opera un contrasto affascinante tra ammirazione per il paesaggio urbano e sete di natura viva. E dunque, la sua unione con la vita, per quanto riguarda l’esperienza creativa, si rende manifesta anche nelle interazioni performative in cui l’artista dialoga con lo spazio urbano senza tante scuse, posizionando la sua opera esattamente nel punto dove vuole vederla, secondo il miglior stile della guerriglia artistica. Con la sua opera, Julie si rivela e si nasconde, gioca a trasformarsi e osa trasgredire i limiti dell’arte visiva e le sue convenzioni istituzionali.

Una delle sue performance più recenti sono le sue fantastiche Translations, esperienze interattive che le permettono di creare immagini in una specie di dinamico scambio di esperienze dal vivo grazie al quale Julie offre alle parole e ai sentimenti del suo interlocutore forma e colore. Così, in questo episodio di Metralla Rosa, vi invitiamo a scoprire come Julie crea e “traduce” quello che Carla desidera.

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Ulteriori informazioni:

Link correlati
Julie Bloom: Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube
Translations: Website | YouTube

Riferimenti durante l’intervista
Pop Art 01:17 | Figurative Art 01:19 | Fine Art 01:22 | Drawing 01:25 | Etching 01:26 | Translations 01:34 | Reiki 09:41 | Lockdown (Covid) 10:18 | Tate Britain 10:58 | Marilyn Monroe 20:09 | Kensington and Chelsea College 21:32 | Bridget Riley 22:24 | Sean Penn 29:12 | 21 Grams 29:17 | Poi Dancing 29:48 | Johannes Birringer 30:38 | Brunel University 30:43 | Abstract Art 40:31 | Figurative Art 40:32 | Conceptual Art 40:34 | Gap Kenya 01:05:21 | Gayle Woods 01:05:39


Immagini Personali


Modellazione


Gioielleria


Opere d’Arte


Stampe in Edizione Limitata


Translations (Traduzioni)


Mostre di Guerriglia


Video


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Julie Bloom.

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Esta entrevista se grabó el 27 de julio de 2021 y publicada el 15 de febrero de 2022


Nacida en Nairobi, la artista visual londinense Julie Bloom creció entre Africa, Asia y Europa, específicamente entre Kenya, Hong Kong, Alemania y el Reino Unido y tanto en su obra como en su personalidad esta diversidad cultural se hace latente y es lo que le permite dar forma a un lenguaje visual decididamente ecléctico y moderno. Siendo hija de un arquitecto y habiéndose nutrido de paisajes urbanos tan diversos a lo largo de su vida, Julie explora un lenguaje artístico ampliamente influenciado por el papel que juega la arquitectura en la vida de quienes nos dejamos habitar por las ciudades que habitamos.

Julie desarrolla en paralelo y sin descanso, colecciones que crea valiéndose de medios mixtos, y su cuerpo de trabajo ofrece una mezcla increíblemente fértil de pinturas pop abstractas y dibujos inspirados en el leguaje gráfico de las formas geométricas, así como grabados y litografías que presenta en ediciones limitadas. Con una versatilidad francamente envidiable, Julie se permite también coqueteos con la representación figurativa de personajes icónicos del mundo pop, como en el caso de sus paisajes urbanos habitados por Marilyn Monroe.

Una diversificada fusión de influencias, claramente derivadas de sus viajes y de sus vivencias en distintas partes del mundo a lo largo de toda su vida, develan en su obra un contraste fascinante entre admiración por el paisaje urbano y sed de naturaleza viva. De hecho, su fusión con la vida desde la experiencia creativa se hace latente también en las interacciones performáticas en las que dialoga con espacio citadinos sin pedir perdón ni permiso, posicionando su trabajo exactamente donde quiere verlo, al mejor estilo de cualquier acción de guerrilla artística. Con su obra Julie se revela y se esconde, juega a transmutarse y se atreve a transgredir los limites del arte visual y sus convenciones institucionales.

Una de las acciones artísticas mas recientes de Julie son sus fantásticas Translations, experiencias interactivas que le permiten crear imágenes en una suerte de dinámica interacción en vivo gracias a las cuales Julie le da a las palabras y las emociones de su interlocutor, forma y color. De hecho, en este episodio de Metralla Rosa te invitamos a descubrir como Julie plasma y ‘Traduce’ lo que Carla desea.

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Más información:

Enlaces relacionados
Julie Bloom: Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube
Translations: Website | YouTube

Menciones durante la entrevista
Pop Art 01:17 | Figurative Art 01:19 | Fine Art 01:22 | Drawing 01:25 | Etching 01:26 | Translations 01:34 | Reiki 09:41 | Lockdown (Covid) 10:18 | Tate Britain 10:58 | Marilyn Monroe 20:09 | Kensington and Chelsea College 21:32 | Bridget Riley 22:24 | Sean Penn 29:12 | 21 Grams 29:17 | Poi Dancing 29:48 | Johannes Birringer 30:38 | Brunel University 30:43 | Abstract Art 40:31 | Figurative Art 40:32 | Conceptual Art 40:34 | Gap Kenya 01:05:21 | Gayle Woods 01:05:39


Imágenes Personales


Modelando


Joyería


Obras de Arte


Impresiones de Edición Limitada


Translations (Traducciones)


Exposiciones de Guerrilla


Video


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Julie Bloom.


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