JULIA PETROVA: A dream world

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The first time you see a picture by Russian artist and Moscow based Julia Petrova, you instantly think about the melody of “Nightcall” by Kavinsky, maybe because their videos show us an atmosphere not far away from the sinister paradise by Petrova.

Her illustrations are usually watercolour on paper and she has even used the famous Moleskine notebooks, a format that is already considered as a genre itself. The atmosphere that Julia presents is dark and fantastic, where warm colours and fucsias stand out. Her topics talk about the night, draw pictures of people hiding something and scenes where things have happened or where things are about to happen. Petrova’s exquisite twilight scenes, that usually happen in the city, have that jungle element that she achieves carefully selecting nature elements. We would pack and leave for Petrova’s world now.

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