Julia San Román



           Julia San Román is a California artist born in Madrid, Spain. Although she
    concentrated her formal education on science, choosing to move to the United States
    to further her career and earning a Ph.D in Biology, the influence of her childhood
    exposure to art remained an integral part of her passion for life and, after receiving
    training in Studio Arts and Art History at the college level, she has committed her life to
    painting.  

           "My artistic feeling has a mystical and lately more uplifting tone. This
    mystical consciousness, so fundamental for the work of an artist, is like an over
    consciousness of the world, which helps placing all things of life in their real
    dimension and frees me of convention. Thus, I create my art to convey a state
    of mind that longs to escape the quotidian. My subjects, though always
    evolving in the form, they are constant: the human figure interacting with nature
    and most significantly, with birds– in flight, at rest, and in relation to the figure.
    Birds in clouds for me have become the liberating icon, the ever present
    emphasis on the spirit taking flight.
           Lately, I am focusing on light to express a sense of HOPE and preservation
    of the soul. Here, under the influence of the Southern California Light & Space
    Movement, I find myself  exploring abstraction with a new impetus, where I
    integrate naturalistic episodes of light in clouds with geometric abstraction,
    thus creating a type of work, which is bilingual, in order to express in a more
    efficient manner who I am in the realm of where I exist."
      
          Since her epiphany, Julia San Román has exhibited in New York, Washington DC,
    Vermont and throughout the West and South of the U.S. Her most recent body of work is
    being featured at the Oceanside Museum of Art this winter of 2017-2018. In 2006,
    based on her comprehensive body of work, she was selected by the Chief Curator of
    American Art to exhibit in a group show at Gallery 15, San Diego Museum of Art. In
    2010, the work "Cante Jondo” was selected to be displayed as an audio-painting
    installation at the public space “West-End” at San Diego International Airport. The same
    series, along with " Dissociation" was included in the 2013 Invitational show at W.D.
    CANNON Gallery in the Carlsbad Public Library Complex. Her work has been reviewed
    by the L.A. critic Grady Harp for “POETS and ARTISTS”, for San Diego Union Tribune
    blogs and for the Spanish newspaper DIARIO LA OPINION.
                 
         
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