30sec film artists Vol.20 – Julia Campisi

“I’m very drawn to colour, shapes, forms, texture and layerings”

Julia Campisi is a photo-based artist living in Toronto. She draws her inspiration from photo collections, history and analogue techniques. Her work is rooted in the need to understand photography and explore its inherent structure. The subtle manipulations found in her work generates a new authentic image that address issues associated with representation and authorship. Her hand-made collages encompass the surrealist impulse of simplistic combinations that rejuvenates the forms associated with 1960s abstract paintings. Extending the collage with sculpture and synthetic materials has allowed her to use space as a form of communication between image and object. By distorting the use of material and photo, her collages go back in history and take images that were iconic and bring them into a space where everything is relevant, all at once, and in any order you like. Her passion lies in taking ideas that existed before us and creating a new message the explores process, form and photography.

Julia Campisi – 30sec film artists Q&A

What’s your favorite thing to do when you are alone?

Laying on the ground listening to music

How do you come up with ideas?

It comes in waves ... I draw a lot of my ideas from past histories, books and art movements

What project/art are you hoping to create but haven’t got chance to do yet?

Large scale darkroom inside a gallery made of red glass

How do you know or feel when a good idea, is a good idea?

I don't think I ever really know if an idea is good ...

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Do what you love the money will come

Julia Campisi – Artist Promotional Video by FILMARTIST Productions