Julia Beer, an artist with a profound fascination for the human body, finds inspiration in its various forms. The tactile and sensuous nature of the body’s landscape captivates her aesthetically, while its ability to reflect the human condition deeply resonates with her emotionally.
Intellectually, she explores the artistic possibilities of the body as a symbolic representation of what it means to be human. Drawing upon the biblical reference of Adam’s creation from clay, Julia chooses clay as her primary medium to create her human figure sculptures. She believes that clay offers a natural and congruous way to capture the subtle nuances and delicate impressions that make each human figure unique.
Julia’s artistic practice extends beyond clay sculpture, encompassing other mediums such as bronze, stone, and charcoal drawing. She is skilled in realistic portraiture across various mediums and also explores her own conceptual work. In addition, she engages in garden sculpture, installations, and finds that painting and drawing inform and nourish her sculptural creations.
Julia’s educational background includes an MFA in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University and a BA (Hons) in Ceramics from the University of Westminster (Harrow). She has also studied Film & Television Studies at the University of Middlesex, further enriching her artistic perspectives.