Jamian Juliano-Villani’s surreal, unsettling narratives are rendered in acrylics, implementing both brush and airbrush techniques. Found in these scenes are icons of popular culture and Western living, presented in ways that invoke examination, chuckles, and every so often, a bit of recoiling.
“[Her] practice is composed by large-scale figurative canvases where ambiguous and unsettling elements create a harmonious yet unnerving narrative, populated by extroversions of appropriated images and anxious introversions of traces of personal moments,” a statement says. “These images seemingly disregard time, place, reality and taste. The New York based artist draws her varied and colourful iconography from popular culture and imagery, encompassing television, collectibles, and magazines, creating gaudy juxtaposition and uncanny situations.”
See more of the artist’s recent work below.