Rainbow Body V
2016, Oil on canvas, 110 x 75 x 2 cm (WxHxD)
The oil technique has fantastic qualities and offers the highest degree of manipulation. It gives the possibility from glaze to a pasty structure in a rich spectrum of colour pigments. In the series "Rainbow Body" both possibilities are brought together. The classification leads to the so-called "Striped Art". Decorative art does not appeal to the artist, which is why she interprets it according to her ideas. Light and space are components of her work. And colour development is one of her key aspects. The pictures are painted with a spatula. The irregular hand print results in a wonderful lively development of the lines. The "line of lines" tells its story of transformation from pastos to wafer-thin, from visible to dissolved, from permanent to broken, from one colour to another. This development, which manifests itself in every "line", results in the entire effect of the picture. The colour structure is precisely deliberated. The colour nuances are mixed and prepared for one day. The interaction is built on two levels. The first one is monochrome, light - dark nuances. The second is applied artistically in interruption. This contrast contributes to a better definition of the two levels.
About the artist
Born 1975 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Juliana Do is an academic painter. She attended the Secondary School of Fine Arts in her hometown. She then studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and later became an art teacher at the National Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Juliana Do is a member of the Association of Austrian Artists (Künstlerhaus) in Vienna. She has lived and painted in Vienna since 1995. She has received numerous awards and participated in various exhibitions, symposia and art fairs in Austria and abroad. Her works hang in collections and museums; among others: Museum Artemons/Upper Austria, Museum MOYA/Vienna, Kunstmesse Wien/ Galerie Lang, Kunstmesse Kölner Liste, Kunstmesse Linz/Galerie Helmut Loidl, Galerie Loft8/Vienna, Internationale Ausstellung Haus Wittgenstein/Vienna, New College Oxford University/UK, International Woman Festival Haifa/Israel, Artist in Residence Galerie Studio 247/Amsterdam, International Symposium "Atelier an der Donau"/Pöchlarn...