About me

Julia Filament (1994) was born in Ukraine, now lives and works in Rotterdam.
She has 7 years of basic fine art school education and 3 years of fine art and design education in "Kiev Institute of Art and Design".
Julia came to the Netherlands in 2013, she started her own business here. Currently she works in her art studio in "De Fabriek" (a creative collective in Overschie) and is a member of the "CBK & Art Office".

Her early works (2009-2012) are characterised by partly abstract, partly human-like creatures, blending with organic figures and natural elements.
Later (2013-2015) she uses mostly no colour, and creates black and white ink illustrations. This collection of dark art is based on the deep inner research she goes through while finding herself in different country, different society, isolated from community also by being not able to speak neither English, neither Dutch that time.
From 2015 on, her work shows her interest in psychology and philosophy (which is the biggest source of inspiration for her), sometimes coloured by her own experiences. The relationship between people and their miscommunication in many ways becomes a subject for research.

At this moment Julia is still busy exploring different psychological subjects, which is "an inexhaustible source of opportunities" for her, and speak about them through art.

"Art is my way to talk to the world by visual language. The world around inspires me, I absorb the beauty of nature, complexity of human being and the way of person who is going through life. Me, at the same time a subject which I investigate day by day, and a creator. This combination allows me to develop not only technically beautiful image, but a conceptual image with philosophy, deep meaning and the space where every viewer can find own reflection."

"Julia Filament"

Education

  • SAE Institute, Amsterdam - 3D modelling and animation (2014);
  • Kiev Institute of Fine Art and Design, Kiev - Fine art and Design (2010-2013);
  • Private fine art classes, Kiev (2010);
  • Visual Art School, Kiev - Fine art (2002-2009).

Exhibitions

2017

  • "Now & Then" Exhibition at Neck Of The Woods, Rotterdam - group exhibition & art direction;
  • "Ecce Homo Videns" at KunstWerk, Schiedam - group exhibition in duo with Look J. Boden;
  • "Cultuur Werk Plaats" Exhibition space, Vlaardingen - solo exhibition;
  • Gallery R, Rotterdam - group exhibition with Marco de Waal and Corne Akkers;
  • "My Rotterdam" ArtAttack Gallery, Rotterdam - group exhibition

2016

  • ArtAttack Gallery, Rotterdam - group exhibition;
  • Webster University "Imagination gain, imagination loss", Leiden - group exhibition;
  • De Fabriek "Open dag of De Fabriek", Rotterdam - group exhibition;
  • Erasmus University "Body for real", Rotterdam - group exhibition;

2015

  • Open Draw year Exhibition, Haarlem - group exhibition;
  • International Life Drawing Society year exhibition - group exhibition;

2014

  • 301 Gallery "ViviDarkness", Amsterdam - solo exhibition;
  • Coffee Art Festival "Grow humanness", Amsterdam - winner of the competition;

2013

  • Institute of Fine Art and Design year exhibition, Kiev - group exhibition;
  • Design projects year exhibition, Kiev - group exhibition;
  • Culture Centre Year Expo, Kiev - Group exhibition;

2012

  • Institute of Fine Art and Design year exhibition, Kiev - group exhibition;
  • Design projects year exhibition, Kiev - group exhibition;

2006-2011

  • Winner of Ukrainian National Art exhibition & competition (2010);
  • Young artists community "Krasa rukamu molodih" exhibition - group exhibition (2006);
  • Regional art competition "I want to live in the quality world", Bila Tserkva (2006).

Projects

2017

  • "Now & Then" Exhibition at Neck Of The Woods, Rotterdam - Organising and Curating the art exhibition

2016

  • Presentation at Garage Cafe #2, Garage Gallery, Rotterdam;
  • Art Collaboration with Barry Feteris "I'Mperfect";
  • Art Collaboration with Shireen Music Band, Castlefest;
  • Design of products and art styling of "60 jaar Burg. Baumannlaan" Overschie;
  • Art Direction of video project "Steel Wounds & Beaten Sounds" in collaboration with Jasper Van Gheluwe and Ensemble Klang, Rotterdam;
  • PechaKucha, Arminius, Rotterdam;
  • Art Direction of "No connection" performance in collaboration with Codarts University students, ArtAttack gallery, Rotterdam;
  • "Art as therapy" project, Rotterdam;
  • 2015

  • Online Teacher of Digital Painting & Adobe Photoshop professional at Trivendo company, Switzerland;
  • Owner of one-man-company JFilament;
  • Organiser of Lecture tour "Nudity in Art", ArtAttack gallery, Rotterdam;
  • Organiser of International Life Drawing Society, Amsterdam and Rotterdam (2013-2015);
  • 2010 - 2014

  • Storyboard artist for "Natuur in Delta" movie, EMS Films, Amsterdam;
  • Research and lecture "The role of advertising and its influence on art", Institute of Fine Art and Design, Kiev;
  • Research and Lecture "Colour psychology", Institute of Fine Art and Design, Kiev;
  • Winner of the Fine Art competition of Kiev region artists;
  • Winner of the Fine Art competition "Improve the quality of life", Kiev.