Self Portrait

Oil on canvas
Image size: 19 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches (50 x 40 cm)
Contemporary frame

Julia Heijligers is a contemporary artist living and working in Amsterdam. Julia studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. As well working in oil, Julia also explores mixed media, ink, wax sculpture, wig design and work that borders on performance art.

Julia states that her work arises from a feeling of alienation and largely focuses on character studies. Those who live at the margins of society represent and inspire the characters in her work. Indeed, her work asks, what happens when there is no fixed framework to classify someone? How does one’s behaviour and habits influence this classification and how come these alienated characters find shelter in the alienated?