Art of paper by Julia Brodskaya
Born in 1983, Julia Brodskaya (Yulia Brodskaya) is Russian artist and illustrator living in Moscow now. Highly regarded paper artist Brodskaya thinks this kind of art is one of the earliest female forms of skills. According to her, she only gives new visions and new meanings to it.
And from a technical point of view, her creation can be compared with the ruche. Julia takes the pieces of paper, bends them and cements. However, she makes this so originally, accurate and unique, that it turns into valuable pictures – portraits, landscapes, and still life. Meanwhile, she uses two simple materials – paper and glue, and a simple technique. In particular, the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper – to make lush, and vibrant three-dimensional paper artworks.
According to Yulia Brodskaya, paper always held a special fascination for her. “I’ve tried many deferent methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way to draw with paper instead of drawing on it”. In fact, paper work is my reflection to the subject of things people leave behind when they die”.
Soon after discovering her passion and unique style, Brodskaya has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations. Besides, named the ‘breakthrough star’ of the 2009 by Creative review magazine. Her modern take on the paper craft practice has helped her build an impressive list of clients in just a few short years. In particular, from Hermés to Starbucks to Godiva, Target, Sephora, The New York Times Magazine and many others (more than 100 projects over the 5 years).
Julia Brodskaya is frequently invited to speak at design conferences and design schools around the world. The talks include renowned Friends of St Bride Library Conference, Guardian’s The art of Illustration masterclass. The original artworks are owned by Oprah Winfrey, Ferrero, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Country Music Association and numerous private collectors.