Julie Beugin is a Canadian artist currently living and working in Berlin. Beugin completed her BFA at Emily Carr University (2004) and her MFA at Concordia University (2008). Her MFA thesis exhibition was held at Optica centre d’art contemporain in Montréal. Beugin was shortlisted for the RBC painting competition in 2009, is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts. She has exhibited across Canada as well as in Berlin.
“I painted these small paintings in 2009 while I was living in Montreal, just before I moved to Berlin. They show the starting points of the abstract language that I been developing over the past decade. Through them, I began to develop a way of working from a photograph that moved away from rendering an image towards the material possibilities of paint.
Uninhabited, they suggest ambiguous narrative through mood and sense of place. Based on found photographs such as old postcards, magazines and interior decor books, they suggest distant places of memory and imagination, while simultaneously disintegrating the image into an immediacy of flat surface and liquid gestures.”