2020 Spring Exhibition > Julia Casciaro

Being born and raised in midtown Kingston to parents that share the same love for art that I do has shaped me into the person and artist I am today. With the addition of memorable teachers and professors, the life I was born into has helped me blossom into the painter I am becoming.
My work has developed and changed throughout the years just as the things most important to me have shifted simultaneously. The work I have made has depended on the people around me for a long time. Many of my earlier paintings were based on a sort of kitschy undertone. With milkshake colored backgrounds and words printed in bold pigment. I took inspiration from the late Roy Lichtenstein and his comic girl, pop art pieces. The fun contour drawings of women paired with artificial tones brought something to my head that remind me of summertime.
My work now focuses on the real warmth life can bring such as mother and child. This is a theme strongly resurfacing throughout my pieces and excites me to see where it will bring me. I did some pieces of crowning during delivery with both vine and compressed charcoal on paper which really inspired me to start some paintings based on femininity. I use a female run artist blog called Girlgaze for inspiration. I would like to take these paintings to the next level by adding in different elements of diverse lifestyles. My goal is to have a portfolio full of different looking people of all shapes, sizes and colors.

Forbidden Fruit
oil paint and nail polish
16x18 inch
2020
Forbidden Fruit
oil paint and nail polish
16x18 inch
2020
Fertile Ground
oil paint
18x24 inch
2020
Fertile Ground
oil paint
18x24 inch
2020
Mother and Child
oil paint
18x24 inch
2020
Mother and Child
oil paint
18x24 inch
2020