Julia Smirnova's artworks deal with holding on to memory, collecting the past, and the aspect of time as a physically observable phenomenon.
With the project "The beautiful world is next door", Julia wants to create free space for new perspectives by constructing a subjective world from an existing reality. She analyzes the effect of colors and shapes on the overall impression. Julia observes the influence of time on the inner preference of the motif. The analog aspect of photography plays a central role in her series, as it slows down the work processes and affects the acceptance of realities.
OBJECTS MADE OF WIRE
In her wire series, Julia shows fossil-like objects presented either in a frame or in a glass tube.
She reinterprets the traditionally feminine crocheting technique and combines it with materials such as copper and synthetic resin. In this way, Julia creates textile-like organic forms in an intuitive process, deals with the phenomenon of collecting, and asks questions about the meaning of things.