Julia Avramidis 1969

Julia Avramidis was born as daughter of the Greek-Austrian sculptor Joannis Avramidis and the sculptor Annemarie Avramidis. She studied painting and graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Wolfgang Hollegha, business and economics and law in Munich and Vienna. Lives and works in Vienna and Athens.

Her paintings can never be conclusively explained, there is no easy way to solve her riddles and secrets. Quickly thrown down, the collages reveal life in the depths, hidden under the layers of the materials. The pictures show landscapes and again and again the sea, figures, more or less visible. Her landscapes, painted in the style of lyrical abstraction, sometimes calligraphic, are not real, rather Arcadian and wide, as if from another time. Plaster and gauze push themselves together on surfaces and grids in folds and shapes. Initially abstract, the figures begin to stand out more and more in layers and begin to tell their stories.
Julia Avramidis' connection to Greece leads her again and again into the history of her family, to life in the diaspora, to flight and expulsion.

Fotocredit: © Heli Hinkel, Gerhard Stadler
born in: 
Vienna
lives and works in: 
Vienna
Julia Avramidis in the exhibition WAS IST at Gallery Weihergut Salzburg
Julia Avramidis, ödipus/olympus, 2019, 130 x 110 cm, Oil Acryl Grafit on canvas
Julia Avramidis in the exhibition WAS IST at Gallery Weihergut Salzburg
Julia Avramidis, rose, 2020, 212 x 137 cm, Oil Acryl Faserstift Grafit on canvas
Julia Avramidis in the exhibition WAS IST at Gallery Weihergut Salzburg
Julia Avramidis, okeanos, 2017, 120 x 180 cm, oil on canvas
Julia Avramidis in the exhibition WAS IST at Gallery Weihergut Salzburg
Julia Avramidis, ödipus pink, 2020, 71 x 60 cm, Oil Acryl Faserstift over Fine Art Print