Born and raised in Siberia, Lara Julian had a successful career in the banking industry before dedicating herself to painting full time from 2009. 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. Inspired by geometry, architecture and science, Lara’s intimate and thoughtful paintings invite the viewer to observe colour as a physical existing object.
My work is developed from the materiality of colour. Employing a diverse range of media, I seek to visualise colour as matter and energy through a systematic exploration of colour systems. My aim is not to represent my own emotions, but to set up combinations which are objectively and conceptually grounded, yet draw viewers into a meditative state through which they generate their own responses.