Julia Cooper


The art of depicting timeless but essential kitchenware with their alluring forms is an old tradition. Julia finds painting still life the perfect subject with which to study form and colour juxtaposition. By the careful selection of muted tones and working texture into the surface the paintings take on a time worn character. With simple, often abstract pattern and careful placement of objects Julia builds spatial tension within the composition locking form together. 

The term Wabi-sabi represents a Japanese aesthetic and a Japanese world view. It means finding beauty in imperfection, modesty, intimacy or austerity. Julia likes to think of the objects in her still life paintings akin to such an aesthetic, a bit faded and quietly satisfying.