From Julia Murakami:
About my works: In these images, I strive to evoke the familiar, with a simultaneous feeling of dream and irritation as a kind of subtextual glue.
Here, comfort both sacrifices itself to and blends itself with discomfort, creating a fairy-talesque harmony that bears the uncomfortable logic of the somnambulant landscape. I consciously use retro imagery to encourage reference to an anxiety-neutral zone, only to then immediately disturb it with elements that are nonetheless an integral part of the whole. The frontier between yesterdays we know and days imagined interweave with a subtle yet engaging force.
Bio: Julia Murakami was born in Lucerne, Switzerland and spent her childhood in Japan and in the United States before settling in Germany. Her passion for the arts sprouted at an early age and blossomed in adolescence when she discovered writing and photography, her love for performing and creating images has made the fine arts an inevitable choice for a career. Since moving to Berlin in the early 90’s she has immersed herself in many aspects of sculpture, installation and site specific work. She is currently supervising a wild bunch of 1500 Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi running around the globe.