Julia Martin

Julia Martin is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on photography and writing. Her work is concerned with narrative, and in her practice she experiments with processes which allow for complex multi-track storytelling, evoking a voice in the aesthetics of image and text. Martin is often drawn to lo-fi technology for its memory-like renderings, and the sense of spontaneity and play in working with materials through several iterations and mediations, she explores what is gained in the loss of fidelity.

Martin has worked in print, film and book forms. In recent series she has been exploring her modernist leanings in text-based works, photographic pairings and portraiture; employing intertextuality, satire and multiple manipulations of technology to achieve a sense of understanding of myself and others. Martin’s work relies on and reflects a dark sense of humour; she asks the viewer to laugh at the punchline no matter how harrowing the set up.

Julia Martin
Seduction as a Means of Survival
2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

Julia Martin
Stars Super Nova in my Solar Plexus
2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

Julia Martin
Do you Like My Sweater
2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

Julia Martin
A Merans by which to Measure
the Passage of Time

2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

Julia Martin
What I Miss Most Is the Simulation
2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

Julia Martin
Predetermination
2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

Julia Martin
Your Wing will Never be Still
2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

Julia Martin
I Never Developed Object Permanence
2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

Julia Martin
We are Alike You and I – II
2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

Julia Martin
We are Alike You and I – I
2015
archival photographic print
32 × 24 inches

 

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