Artist
Julia Hacker Toronto, Canada

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.

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    About The Artist

    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.

    Artist Statement

    My art and my life are intertwined. My desire is to learn how to live in the moment, how truly be there, and to search for awareness. It is my state of consciousness from the feelings of appreciation, humbleness, and interconnectedness with nature of universe that I strive to express in the creation of art - my process of meditation. Maybe that is the reason why my work is so diverse - from landscapes to abstracts to fashion collages. There is no mandated subject for an artist. We are all one, no matter how different we may seem. I am in awe of the gift of life with all the challenges that it presents. Nothing should be taken for granted. Understanding this makes me happy and gives me wonderful energy to deal with my busy, noisy days, my family, friends and people around me. I would like to share with you the moments of enlightenment where life flow creates beauty, healing, and inevitably, hope.

    My favorite artists include Klimt, E. Schiele, C. Monet, Mark Chagall, G. Richter, R. Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly.

    I am attracted (but not adopted) to the philosophy of Confucius, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and philosophical "idealist” Deepak Chopra.

    Artist Background

    Belarusian State University
    Master of Arts, 1983

    Hear What Collectors Say About Julia's Work

    Julia Hacker 11/24/2017 | 7:39 AM

    Thanksgiving thoughts. From the book of" The Upward Spiral" "The benefits of gratitude start with the dopamine system, because feeling grateful activates the brain stem region that produces dopamine. Additionally, gratitude toward others increases activity in social dopamine circuits, which makes social interactions more enjoyable … Know what Prozac does? Boosts the neurotransmitter serotonin. So does gratitude. One powerful effect of gratitude is that it can boost serotonin. Trying to think of things you are grateful for forces you to focus on the positive aspects of your life. This simple act increases serotonin production in the anterior cingulate cortex. I know, sometimes life lands a really mean punch in the gut and it feels like there’s nothing to be grateful for. Guess what? Doesn’t matter. You don’t have to find anything. It’s the searching that counts."

    Julia Hacker 1/16/2017 | 7:17 PM

    I can not believe it is 2017! Best wishes everyone!

    Julia Hacker 12/7/2016 | 7:50 AM

    I am so thrilled! Finally I am with online gallery that does work for their artists. Love the business model of UGallery. I can just concentrate on creating!!! I sold my first artwork "Welcome snow.1" in just couple days after posting it. I would love to hear from my wonderful collector and can not express my gratitude to everybody involved . I wish all admin. in the gallery and owner of the artwork a happy Holidays and blessings.

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