Julia San Román


            Julia San Román is an artist born in Madrid, Spain with residence in San Diego, CA. Although she concentrated her formal
    education on Science (she earned her PhD in Biology), the influence of her childhood exposure to art remained an integral part of
    her passion for life. In 1988 she immigrated to the United States to develop her doctoral thesis and to pursue a career in scientific
    research but her obsession with art continued to blossom and since 2000, after attending  college and numerous workshops for
    training in Art History and Studio Arts, she has committed her life to painting.  

           "My artistic feeling is mystical and existential in tone. This mystical consciousness, so fundamental for the work of an artist, is
    like a suffering of reality, a state of constant hypersensitivity to everything which surrounds me, good or bad, light and darkness. It
    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 am creating a bilingual, more abstract type of work, expressing more eficiently
    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. She was the recipient of several art awards for exhibitions between 2004-2014. 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”, 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.
                  Julia became an American citizen in 2002. Thanks to all.
At Galelry 15, next to her painting "Venus."
November 2006.
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