Julie Rafalski’s Style and Approach
Harmonious primary colour gradients pervade Julie’s work. Her abstract prints stand out for their brilliantly bright and fluid colour play, as observed in Ghost III. Equally as radiant are Julie’s mixed-media collages, formed by doctoring and mixing images sourced from art history books, encyclopedias and other documents recording modernist artworks or architecture. This innovative recontextualization, such as in the silkscreen Some People In The Encyclopedia of Architecture, gives new life to forgotten memories and infinite new narratives to old materials.
Exhibitions and Collections
Julie has exhibited internationally, with collective and solo shows taking place in Copenhagen, Warsaw, Berlin, Tel Aviv, London and Chicago, including at The Royal Academy Summer Show (2011) and the Liverpool Biennale (2006). Julie was shortlisted for the Derwent Art Prize in 2018, and currently has pieces in residence at several international public and private collections. The artist has also written a selection of prose and poetry.