“My internal color wheel is full of cyan, magenta, and gold, rather than the primary blue, red, yellow tones. And combining those colors on canvas in flowing, abstract movements makes me ridiculously happy.”
I paint with my hands, which can be quite misleading since my paintings have nothing of that „finger-painting aesthetic“ people might assume upon hearing this. Feeling the paint on my fingers gives me more control than any brush I ever tried. I know exactly what finger is dipped into which amount and shade of color and can almost play my paintings like a piano. That’s also why music plays such an important part in my studio practice, I move with the rhythm and create patterns of feelings. Mostly happy, bright feelings that lift your spirits.
My pieces speak of happiness, harmony and overall good feelings. We need more of these in a world like this, especially today. I get told so often that my art makes people happy. This is my one and true goal. To create more light in a place of overwhelming darkness.
In addition, you can read all about my struggle getting into art school and finding my style here: https://www.juliabadow.com/about/
Work / Education
Julia Badow's work is part of personal collections in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. She studied at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany and now lives and works in Berlin.
"I’m working on a new series regarding the concept of self-love. Since my paintings are known for creating harmony, bliss and a happy atmosphere I wanted to explore the feeling more in a series of square canvases all in the same size. Which colors evoke what feeling, and how much contrast can be put into a small area before it is unsettling? How much space can you leave before you get lost in negative thoughts?"