PEOPLEText: Gisella Lifchitz

Luckily, Julia’s an artist who has been recognized as one. She participated in the Kuitca scholarship; she won some interesting prices and also exhibited her work in many galleries. “It’s very important to be recognized, Julia says, it’s a way to keep going and working hard”.

Tell me about Terraza Red.

Terraza is the conclusion of isolated things among a group of friends; it’s a collaborative work that made us very happy, while it lasted. We were a self coordinated group. We published unedited books of young authors.

Julia Masvernat

Where do you find inspiration?

In the city, because I always need to feel the connection with other people, and the circulation of things. I don’t like to be isolated from the world.

Julia Masvernat

Which are the subjects that cross your work?

One of the subjects is the playful stuff, interactive or not. It’s kid of childish; kids really dig what I do. It’s all about experience and perception: colours, sounds, I like people to get inside my work and participate in it.

Julia Masvernat

Do you like working with accident and the hazard?

Yes, I expect the unexpected; I wait for things I can’t control to see what happens. You don’t have the script of your life, you don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow and the nicest part of working this way is you don’t know exactly what you’re heading for.

So I leave Julia with her big and small ornaments, surrounded by a self made embroidered world. A pattern that separates her from the noisy pollution of the outside and connects her to the peaceful yet unexpected giggle that comes from the inside.

Those could be sounds of centuries ago, or sounds from the future. She’s this passage that proposes us to time travel with her, through her art and her everyday work.

Text: Gisella Lifchitz

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