Julia Rathjen, born 1996. An autodidact abstract artist from Hamburg, Germany. She studied and worked in marketing and advertising, currently studying italian literature and economics. She recently finished her semester abroad in Rome focusing on visual cultural studies. Since 2018, she has been working as a freelance artist with the goal of creating a unique experience for the viewer. She uses the influences of everyday life experiences and incorporates and reacts with them in her works.
‚I have always experienced the world extremely visual and also very practical. When I paint, it is not important whether I take a piece of cardboard, a brush or my hands. I want to express myself in the fastest way possible. I follow my impulses and my sense of colour, design and harmony. I spend a lot of time in Italy and for me it's a truly magical country from which I get a lot of inspiration, especially from the nature. The fact that each element in nature is unique and will never look the same again - that is my motivation, which I ultimately find in my paintings when I look at them.’
Die Kleine Fleth-Philharmonie, Buxtehude: REMINISZENZ
Pop-Up-Raum der Hamburger Kreativgesellschaft, Hamburg: INNER LANDSCAPES
PASTA AUTENTICA, HAMBURG: IMMENSITÀ
GALLERIA ALBERI, VIENNA: COLOURS OF LIFE