Moscow, Russia, 1965-
Julia Krupenia (Winter) – NL/RU
(1965) in Moscow, Russia.
Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
I lived about twelve years in Workuta (North Pole). This period inspired me to take on the artist name of Julia Winter. Moving to Moscow and later my emigration to The Netherlands all have been feeding a consciousness of distraction, changing identities and growing knowledge about social and political differences.
The juxtaposition of different worlds is a recurrent theme in my works. I use opposites like male female, past-present or guilt-innocence and transmute them into a poetic or sometimes in a more political reality. In my work I constantly use meaningful layers that are placed over and upon each other.
80 x 60 cm