JULIANA BURRELL's Profile

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I was born & raised in South America until I was 17 years old. After completing multiple degrees at Indiana University, I joined a professional circus troupe as an aerialist and toured nationally for 4 years. After touring, I returned to Indiana and began work as an Artist, Art Educator and opened AsaBela Studio, a Circus Arts School.

I am very interested in human relationships and emotions. Large canvas and acrylic paintings with bold lines, vivid colors, and defined shapes are the hallmark of my style. My rich and diverse cultural background is a constant source of inspiration, from my early experiences in Brazil, to the enchantment of circus life.

Several pieces of my work are in private collections in various US states, South America, and Europe. Others are currently on display in Bloomington, IN and in Los Angeles, CA…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 27
  • Joined August 31, 2009

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Acrylic, Paint, Large Stretched Canvas, Giclee, Prints and Art Greeting Cards

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Juliana Burrell Art - AsaBela Studio

About

I was born & raised in South America until I was 17 years old. After completing multiple degrees at Indiana University, I joined a professional circus troupe as an aerialist and toured nationally for 4 years. After touring, I returned to Indiana and began work as an Artist, Art Educator and opened AsaBela Studio, a Circus Arts School.

I am very interested in human relationships and emotions. Large canvas and acrylic paintings with bold lines, vivid colors, and defined shapes are the hallmark of my style. My rich and diverse cultural background is a constant source of inspiration, from my early experiences in Brazil, to the enchantment of circus life.

Several pieces of my work are in private collections in various US states, South America, and Europe. Others are currently on display in Bloomington, IN and in Los Angeles, CA.


"Mother Night"- how I made it!


This is my first acrylic painting. It was inspired by the idea of interconnected stars. The image of a mother and child are a constant source of inspiration to me. The pattern in the sky and iron bench adds interest to the space around the embracing figures. The fractured female is inspired by how a tailor might make a perfectly fitting garment, specifically a circus trapeze costume. I spent 4 years as a circus aerialist touring the USA, I taught myself how to make costumes. With this tailoring in mind, I structure most of my painted figures. Fractured, but not broken.


"Blind Catch"-


This is one of my favorite acrylic paintings. The first picture of this work in progress was a quick painting on paper. For this painting I chose to make an un-fractured female figure, her body and face are a continuous, flowing shape. I was inspired by the idea of a performer in profile view with a stand-out head piece. Eventually the idea of an active, skillful hand came to mind, a theme I am currently exploring in depth. The female figure is a constant source of inspiration to me. The dark background makes the figure stand out! Her poise and ease are evocative of strength, skill, energy- CONFIDENCE!. The performer is inspired by my years as a circus trapeze artist. I spent 4 years as a an aerialist touring the USA, I taught myself how to make costumes and I learned different aerial skills. My circus experience showed me how strong I am and how amazing the human body really is!

"Toe To Head Silhouette"-


This painting is currently on display (along with "Ring Silhouette") at Nathalie Gaulthier's Le Studio in LA (http://www.lestudiola.com/).

This is my first silhouette acrylic painting. For this painting I used, also for the first time, blue painter's tape to block the canvas from the black paint of the silhouetted figure. I was inspired by the idea of a body in pieces that fit together like a puzzle, not yet connected, full of potential- BEAUTIFUL! The female figure is a constant source of inspiration to me. The orange background color flowing through the female is evocative of fire, strength, energy- LIFE!. The fractured female is inspired by how a tailor might make a perfectly fitting garment, specifically a circus trapeze costume. I spent 4 years as a circus aerialist touring the USA, I taught myself how to make costumes. With this tailoring in mind, I structure most of my painted figures. Fractured, but not broken.

"Cat on Red Rug"-


This is my largest acrylic painting, measuring 36x48x1 inches. It was inspired by the idea of a contorted, zigzagging, sensual body in a mundane activity. The female figure is a constant source of inspiration to me. In this quiet interaction between the woman and the cat, they hold an instant in time that is precious, yet, attainable to anyone who bothers to take a moment. The fractured female body is inspired by how a tailor might make a perfectly fitting garment, specifically a circus trapeze costume. I spent 4 years as a circus aerialist touring the USA, I taught myself how to make costumes. With this tailoring in mind, I structure most of my painted figures. Fractured, but not broken.


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