Julia Silova Noor kunstnik
Julia Silova, born in 1996. After secondary education in her hometown Riga, she started studies at the Rezekne Secondary School of Art and Design (RMDV), Art Education program, where she obtained a qualification of illustrator (2017). In 2016 Julia participated in the program «Master European successful examples of design and arts education the key to success» Rimini, Italy. From 2017 to 2021 she continued her studies at the Art Academy of Latvia (LMA), Latgale Branch, Visual Arts Department, Bachelor’s degree program in Painting. During the studies Julia was supported by the foundation “Vītolu fonds”, for 4 years she received a scholarship from the Latvian linguist Lalita Muižniece. From 2021 to 2023 she has been studying Master’s degree in painting at the Art Academy of Latvia. During the Master’s studies, Julia participated in the SEB Scholarship competition, and received the Audience Award. Julia successfully defended her master’s thesis with “Semantic Satiation” artwork, and was awarded with the Purvitis Scholarship. The artist actively participates in group exhibitions and implements various creative projects. Julia paints in a classical manner, creating characters based on her personal experiences, feelings and emotions. Although these are subjective, Julia strives to create universal representations that resonate with many viewers. There is often a sense of anxiety in her works that is not overwhelming, rather it absorbs the viewer into a mental space, allowing them to feel the work without knowing the details of its creation. In Julia’s opinion, art should speak to things that are close and true to everyone, bringing people closer emotionally through it.