Julia Kiryanova


Julia Kiryanova (Kazakhstan) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 


Kiryanova is known for her paintings and performances using nude bodies and confronting vulnerability with sexuality. Freedom of expression, sensuality and boldness are the basis of all her works. Each work of Julia Kiryanova is a spiritual journey, a ritual, a ceremony of transformation, filled with mythological characters, depicting an unconditional state of mind in which the lines between reality and fantasy intertwine. Her work is about internal and external conflicts, contradictions. Having the ability to be open to our surroundings and being touched by them, makes our spiritual and emotional life rich, but makes us also vulnerable. Where the consciousness interconnects with the

subconsciousness, there’s a potential power that is unexplainable. We can rise above ourselves, but it also can be frightening, representing our fears. It is a dichotomy. How it supports and frightens us. It'sa spiritual craftsmanship, unfolding the powers that can be. You need a connection with your past, your ancestors, relying on tradition.


In 2023, Julia was nominated for the Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst (Royal Prize of Painting). 

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