Julia Justo

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Artwork
"Summer Crossing". Mixed media.Reflecting about the vulnerability and bravery of immigrants and minorities.
"Between Here and There". Mixed media.The immigrant highlights an organization dedicated to helping immigrants.
"Child Thinking About Discrimination and a History of Misconduct". My work is depicting the cover-up in the McDonald case.
"Consumer (Not Aware of Prison Slavery) with Officer and Inmate". Year 2017. Mixed media.
"Trump's Land". Mixed media.Year 2017. The current state of affairs after the 2016 presidential election.
Julia
Justo
Artist's Statement

My work reflects on the social and political powers that affect me, an immigrant and a Latin woman, and my community. The organic and geometric shapes emphasize the heterogeneity of my New York neighborhood, with all of its classes, genders and races. My work comes from a sense of belonging to a community.  Still, I am also inspired by individuality, differences and innovation. I find inspiration in my daily life, particularly my experiences and thoughts about the treatment of minorities and immigrants.
The protagonists of my work are law enforcement officers and immigrants, two models that our society sees as opposites. These models metamorphose, there is a symbolic transformation, they are connected and fluid. It's a rethinking, a mutation of two protagonists separated by class, race and social status.
My models are not silent. They are committed to a social service. They highlight organizations dedicated to helping immigrants.

Bio/Resume

JULIA JUSTO
www.juliajusto.com

Julia Justo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She lives and works in New York.
She combines digital technology, painting and collage to create mixed media works.
She often work from vintage pictures that she manipulates with modern technology. These old images give her work a sense of history, she uses them to illustrate the flow of time and to throw light on current social conflicts.
She had said that present social struggles remain from what came before and the role of the artist is to give society the tools to resist discrimination and to protest all other injustices.
Julia received an M.F.A from The National University of Argentina.
She ha won many awards, including a "Certificate of Recognition", selected by Laura Phipps, Curator Whitney Museum of American Art,2017; and Prize Museum of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1989.