Singing Trees in RedJulia Hacker
Acrylic paint, gold leaf, resin on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
48 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |8 lbs. 0 oz.
Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a group of early twentieth-century modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism. I work in that style, using intense color to describe light and space, and to communicate my emotions. In this piece, I developed an abstract composition using the shapes of tree trunks and branches. I built up texture on the tree trunks and covered parts of the work in gold leaf and resin to create luster and shine.
Julia works from a studio in her home that overlooks a wooded ravine and finds inspiration in the natural order of the universe. Her art draws from many sources of imagery, but consistently possesses a magical and ethereal quality. Whether the image depicts stylized snowfall, glistening flora, or a collaged figure, the work exudes a fleeting element of beauty that transcends reality. Julia primarily creates using painting or illustrated collage. When she paints, she foregoes sketching beforehand, instead allows emotion and intuition to drive the composition. Her collages are influenced by illustration techniques acquired from her Master’s degree in fashion design. Julia likes being able to switch between the two artistic methods, often working simultaneously on multiple projects to keep her creative inspiration fresh and constantly evolving.