Julie Roberts

British , born 1963

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Julie Roberts

British , born 1963

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In her unsettling paintings, prints, and drawings, Julie Roberts mines her own difficult childhood to portray what she calls the “disruption” lurking beneath the placid façade of bucolic landscapes and domestic scenes. Grounded in her extensive research into the modern history of the U.K., and influenced by a range of artists, from Barbara Kruger to Jenny Holzer, Roberts’s work is dense with detail and references. In her earlier paintings, she isolated shrunken objects, including pieces of hospital furniture, and dollhouse-like domestic spaces and landscapes, against monochromatic backgrounds, causing them to appear disquieting and pregnant with secrets. Eventually, as she describes, she “slowly started creeping toward the edge of the canvas,” filling every inch with women, children, and homey spaces rendered with a deadpan formality that both conceals and suggests the turbulence they contain within.

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Biography

In her unsettling paintings, prints, and drawings, Julie Roberts mines her own difficult childhood to portray what she calls the “disruption” lurking beneath the placid façade of bucolic landscapes and domestic scenes. Grounded in her extensive research into the modern history of the U.K., and influenced by a range of artists, from Barbara Kruger to Jenny Holzer, Roberts’s work is dense with detail and references. In her earlier paintings, she isolated shrunken objects, including pieces of hospital furniture, and dollhouse-like domestic spaces and landscapes, against monochromatic backgrounds, causing them to appear disquieting and pregnant with secrets. Eventually, as she describes, she “slowly started creeping toward the edge of the canvas,” filling every inch with women, children, and homey spaces rendered with a deadpan formality that both conceals and suggests the turbulence they contain within.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition