Rematriating from Brooklyn to Puerto Rico, withstanding Hurricane Maria and the resulting
darkness, I paint our ancestors as bio-luminescent beings underwater and my people as fireflies,
metaphors for sustainability and liberation.
Julie Unruh is interested in identity construction and particularly in the disconnect between personal and shared experience. She utilizes realism, but her paintings also explore the role of the viewer in the creation of coherent images.
Using multiple media from the net to site installation, my work is conceptual and project based.
Iâ€™m interested in staging and visualizing the tension created when control and its release try to
coexist as a curated chaos.
I accumulate discarded objects and nontraditional materials, transforming them through painstaking methods into sculptures and installations. Both material and process are significant to the content of my work.
My work comprises a visual diary, where each instant is isolated as a fragment of a larger
and often unresolved narrative. My process seeks to explore those instances when we feel as if we
are mere observers to our own circumstance.
Obsessed with the human condition I've used the human figure & head for their unlimited expressive potential to explore social issues inspired by myth, history,& current events. In my new work Cosmic themes appear in a more abstract manner.
Primarily an observational painter. Cityscapes of Jerusalem are a recurring motif, but not romanticized or idealized images, rather the grimy rundown reality. Introspective self -portraits and the figure are strong interests.