Based in Slovenia
Slovenian self-taught artist Julijana Ravbar is an internationally collected abstract painter. Julijana’s work is an abstract reflection of what is within her heart and her soul. Through the use of color, light and texture she invites us to see a world expressed through the power of abstraction, rather than pictures or words. The energy and freedom of the Abstract-Expressionists deeply influenced her and instilled a passion for the direction she choose in her art making. She strives to make art that moves and inspires whilst allowing the viewer to form an individualised connection with the work. The passion and intensity of each piece by Julijana Ravbar reflects both her individual artistic aims and a personal journey through life. Julijana’s paintings are abstract expressionistic in style which leave the viewer free to experience the artwork through the color and texture combinations, brush strokes, and other special techniques. Especially she loves to use different items to create depth and different textures. Her creative process usually starts with a loose idea. Images evolve intuitively without direct but rather emotional reflection of the subject. Working abstractly gives her the freedom to explore subjects without boundaries. To express her emotions through colors, composition and movement she also uses squeegee technique. With this technique she uses pasty quality acrylic paints and different items such as big wooden spatula with rubber lip, a large-surface spatula made of aluminum, as well as a small plastic spatula or simply a thick plastic film with which a color is wiped on. In this case the works are often multi-layered and they have a tremendous painterly density. This creates a painting of the interplay of planning, coincidence and intuition. Her works have been featured in numerous magazines such as British Vogue and Aesthetica Magazine. Statement: My paintings are often very colorful and express my emotions, my state of mind and my needs. Needs of constant change and freedom. My art is usually defined bold abstract art. I like to play with colors, texture and abstract shapes. I work periodically in various techniques and like to experiment with different materials. Palettes knives, brushes offering unique textures and outcomes, a multitude of tools are useful to liberate my artistic cravings and expression. My goal is to create personal artwork that consists of endless variations. My inspiration comes from all of the beauty around me. I strongly believe that we live in a wonderful world full of joy and positivity. Through the process of creating I hope to share the positive energy and joy of life with others.