Lara Julian is a contemporary painter from Siberia who lives and works in London. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows in London, Amsterdam, Venice and New York. Her paintings are held in important private collections.
Working with a vivid and layered palette, Lara creates paintings that are delicate, strong, poetic and transformative. Her visually arresting work is self-described as expressionist, oscillating between figuration and abstraction. Each painting is an interior landscape, a highly textured and tactile surface that explores the breadth of human emotion. Inspired by nature, poetry and the cycles of life, Lara’s richly coloured and meditative paintings invite the viewer to reflect on what it means to be alive.
My work is an exploration of the complex human condition. Employing a diverse range of media, I seek to visualise the journey of life through a delicate balance of abstract and figurative elements. There is a fragility and strength inscribed in each canvas, with gestural brush strokes epitomising the energy and duality of existence.
My work is confessional and intimate, with the process of creation instinctive and cathartic. I want the viewer to go on this journey with me, to connect with the emotional states evoked in each work and to discover truths about themselves.