Contemporary abstract artist Julia Contacessi explains her process as a combination of conscious and subconscious exploration. With a focus on color, texture and composition, Julia strives to delivers an atmospheric, feel-good effect in every one of her pieces. The artistic influence of Helen Frankenthaler and her belief that there is “no formula” and the artist should “let the picture lead you where it must go,” are principles that Julia embraces. In addition, finding beauty in the contrasting nature of things, much like artist Patricia Larsen, is what Julia seeks through her work.
Julia Contacessi creates contemporary and clean canvases that add color and warmth — the perfect complement to any home interior. ‘When I layer on the paint just right, so that it dances across a wash of color, a new level of dimension is created. As I explore composition and color, the piece dimensionalizes even more and suddenly I realize I’ve captured something meaningful. My style is single-minded, focused on the simplicity of beauty in the moment. My goal is to drown out the noise and clutter to find a sense of calm through light. The end result is clean, fresh and modern.’