from Julie Heffernan’s Constructions of Self
Julie Heffernan creates sensuous figurative painting, like co-Yale MFAS, John Currin and Linda Yuskavage, but her luminous oils are patently unique among them and most working artists today. A Victorian impetus to conjoin, edging toward pastiche, creates artfully staged Surrealist environments. They avoid the mawkish or macabre by virtue of an evocative 17th century Baroque styling and the dignity with which she handles her primary subject, herself. Good construction is essential to the success of such works, built of disparate things suggesting disparate philosophies and ages. Yet the finished product is seamless, making it easy for the viewer to willfully suspend disbelief in the face of rampant artifice. (EIL Review)
Julie Heffernan at P.P.O.W Gallery
Julie Heffernan at Catherine Clark Gallery
Thanks to Modern Art Obsession for finding this artist!
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my god…ı love your paintings…thanks to share w us
A lot of these remind me to Marvell's, “To His Coy Mistress”
“Let us roll all our strength, and all
Our sweetness, up into one ball;
And tear our pleasures with rough strife,
Through the iron gates of life.”
gotta agree with @romanbold. when i saw it, i immediately thought hieronymus bosch. pretty awesome.
I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
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Reminds me of Remedios Varo, look her up, great artist. I love the colors and specially the first one!
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Loved your work! I can take walks along the roads and paths and find something new at each turn.
love it!!! so amazingly creative!
I can relate to your artistic flow and appreciate your eagerness to share it.how and how often does your creative juices lead you to become artistic this way? and when do you know definitely the time and how much time is equated to each assignment.
hi, those are beautiful worlds located in a square: isles of art, I really love them: utopias, colors, onirical images,…
One comment: I think the initial sentence “Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history” was said by Aristotle instead of Plato. Plato explicitly condemned poets and made the poets leave his imaginary republic. And, on the contrary, Aristotle said that poetry was more philosophical than history.
I love you mind Julie. keep creating 🙂
Congratulations for the work they deposit. The paintings are wonderful.
Incredible, beautiful, exotic! This art doesn’t resemble anything I’ve ever seen before, but then, I was born and raised on a farm in rural Ontario….
She needs to publish a book of her work, and I must have it.
Gee what can you say? Just incredible attention to detail, fantastic color. I love the way she doesn’t cop out on the detail, especially in the background. It just goes on and on forever.
Amazing…and WHAT an imagination!
That is without doubt one of the best things i have seen in my Life, Peothry in Motion, I love it, Keep up the good work and Thanks for sharing !
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This is fantastic!
It is true cruelty not to offer a high resolution link for each of these photos. I need to see those details!
Wow! I'm looking around for surreal graphics concerning “The Harrowing of Hell.” Anyone know where I can find them?
Visionary work! Breathtaking!
amazing…. great paintings….
Incredibly creative – very inspiring!
kind of reminds me of dali for some reason, good job!
i know nothing about art….so on so on,but these are the language of fantasyand pleasing to my eye-eyes
visionary, imaginative art
Great art. Reminds my of both Escher, and Dali.
Luscious work! Reminds me of a combination of Bosch/Mark Ryden/Dali. Just fabulous detail! Would love to see more of this artist!
a world wide of thought hidden among the pictures
it was great
you are right
Great pictures. 🙂
itz seems to be a Painting has a hidden story to tell..TRuely, Amazing!!!!!
…..They are very much close to what I have in my dreams…..but I can never re-imagine them.i
I like them
Really nice. I like this a lot.
I can't believe how beautiful this art is i am grateful for your contribution into stubble upon
What amazing painting. I'm not sure why I'm draw to “busy” pieces that cause the viewer to stay and discover all the little pieces of the painting. I could sit and look at these pieces forever, drawn into Julie's world.
Splendid work, all your work is amazing!!!!!
Wow! These are amazing!
Amazing paintings, you could stare at them for hours and still not be done with it. So detailed.
Absolutly Stunning. Im blown away.
stunning & inspirational ! ♥