Julia Curylo

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    I was born in 1986 in Warsaw. I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and got MFA in 2009 (class of Leon Tarasewicz ) with an annex of art in art in public space (class of Mirosław Duchowski). I am an author of paintings and installations presented in public city space. In January of 2010 I won the competition organized by the Gallery A19 operating at the Marymont metro station in Warsaw. A big-format mural Lambs of God that was presented there brought me publicity. In November of the same year I received a Grand Prix from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as the award of bwa Municipal Gallery in Bydgoszcz during the PROMOTIONS 2010 in the Gallery of Art in Legnica. In May of 2011 I was nominated for a prestigious award of the 10th edition of Geppert Competition.The same year I received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage designated for a production of series of pneumatic sculptures ”Chicks”. I had several solo and group exhibitions throughout Poland and other countries(Germany, Turkey, Lithuania), in 2014 my works were first presented in the US by ART 3 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. I create paintings, sculptures, and installations, many designed as public space projects, with intertwined references to religion ( “Church Fairs and miraculous visions “ series), conspicuous consumption, sex, women’s art history( “Chicks” installation), science and technology (“Large Hadron Collider” series), migrations (“Euro” series) and kitsch. My work are strongly sensual and energetic , address ambiguities of the contemporary world . Paintings, brimming with symbolism, hyper-realistic and surreal at the same time, addresses the issues of broadly understood contemporaneity and modernity. I am interested in the ambiguity of the world — devotion juxtaposed next to perversity, childishness to maturity, morality to licentiousness, truth to falsity, or beauty next to kitsch. The origins of my work can be found mainly in surrealism and neo-pop. My art is oriented toward intellectual reception — symbolism used in my art is difficult to decipher during the initial encounter, it encourages contemplation and decipherment of riddles and hidden meanings, which are often full of irony and eventually prompt a smile. My last series of painting has to do with sience and art.The border between quantum and classical physics and also between science and metaphysics is of interest to me. I explore their effects and how they infiltrate the pop-culture and human imagination which, in each individual case attempts to explain our place in the world. Some do it through the language of physics, numbers and formulas, others through belief in existence of superior beings. In both cases they seek the “divine” language that would clarify anything that remains uncertain and within the realm of speculation. There are such issues as theory of Multiverse, Schrödinger’s cat, Uncertainty Principle etc.

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