Artist Corner: Julie Tremblay

Fission, 2013  spray painted aluminum mesh, LED lights

Fission, 2013  spray painted aluminum mesh, LED lights

Where to begin... I stumbled upon Julie Tremblay's work last year and fell in love. Her work spans various mediums and genres from abstract sculpture and drawings to realistic sculptures that depict figures so real they seem to float around in your subconscious long after you've stopped thinking about them. Her work feels effortless to me, timeless, all while knowing full well that these works are laborious and full of minute details. Tremblay was born in Quebec, Canada and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. After reading many interviews with her it's clear she has always been an artist. As a small girl she loved to draw and was always drawn to materials. This fascination with materials is part of what drives her work today. She is always on the lookout for new materials to experiment with. Her sculptures have been constructed out of punched out steel, tin plates, recycled metal, chicken wire, aluminum mesh and LED lights. What's interesting about her work is it feels and appears weightless despite being made from steel scraps and other metals. She is able to control the density of the pieces by filling the core with chicken wire and other lighter wires. The translucent effects that she is able to create with her sculptures are magical and other worldly. She is able to transport the viewer into a space and time that is truly unique, filled with mystery and inspiration. 

Reflections #5 and #7, 2008

Reflections #5 and #7, 2008

ContinuumIII, 2011

ContinuumIII, 2011

Hyperbola, 2010

Hyperbola, 2010

Similar Motion, 2015

Similar Motion, 2015

Julie Tremblay, in her studio drawing charcoal on vellum, 2015

Julie Tremblay, in her studio drawing charcoal on vellum, 2015