Juliet Brown is a Wellington based emerging artist. She studied at Elam School of Fine Arts. Juliet's work explores the intersections between history, culture, and technology. She often uses the internet as a starting place to investigate themes such as the collective conscious, popular culture, and the real and the imaginary. She is drawn to traditional and unconventional methodologies, such as drawing, collage, painting and animation(coding).
As a contemporary artist, Juliet’s work acknowledges its historical associations with western art and is interested in artists such as Hieroynomous Bosch and Henry Darger.
Her imagery is, to a certain extent, deliberately ambiguous. She creates open-ended narrative that ask questions. Often emphasising complexity through her compositions and sexuality with her narrative. She creates a sense of disorientation, effectively slowing the reading of the work, encouraging the viewer to spend more time with it. Sexuality is a universal, instinctive sensation, yet its precise form is historically, culturally and socially informed.
When Juliet makes a body of work, she thinks of it as her own new culture, a society of people in a particular time. Where she can play frankenstein and create her own rules and challenges. Which opens up possibility to create unrealistic solutions for real life concerns.
By Juliet Brown
Oil On Canvas
760mm x 1520mm