julie berkbuegler
Taking from existing imagery and incorporating it into a personal visual language, the found image becomes my vocabulary. Within my body of work,
I act as a visual hunter-gatherer, seeking images from luxury culture to collect, re-appropriate, and reuse the imagery I find beautiful. I borrow from existing images and objects, utilizing the language of femininity, sexuality, and collage to participate in the processes of postproduction art making.
High-end fashion magazines, ornamental frames, and color choices based on the absurd names of fingernail polishes all find their way into my pieces;
I deconstruct and manipulate those elements to construct new imagery and objects, at once calling to traditional ideals of beauty and to the abundance of female imagery present in contemporary culture.