Julie Nord

The works of Julie Nord borders between fiction and reality. The artist creates figurative universes which often contains cultural and visual references to fairytales, horror films and folklore but also to everyday life. The scenes of Nord’s drawings have a sense of eerie-ness to them almost resembling hallucinations or nightmares which makes us question our own sense of reality. This dualism between innocence and horror is a key element in the artist’s works showing a darker side of fairytales but at the same time illustrating the beauty of the monstrous. Doll-like children often preform as main characters in dialogue with animals, monsters and otherworldly creatures.

There is a psychological depth to Julie Nord’s recurring portraits of children which shows a deep interest in her characters inner life. The portraits almost become mesmerizing to behold which underlines the mirror-like gap between the portrayed and the spectator.

Mysterious landscapes and alluring narratives emerge in Julie Nord’s works. When unfolding the cultural and visual references new details appear: Family ties, nostalgia and the disruption of tranquility is recurring themes combined with a sense of dark humor. The meticulous attention to detail when working in various medias such as ink, watercolor, pencil, crayons and paper is omnipresent in the works by Julie Nord.

Julie Nord (b. 1970) is a Danish visual artist who lives and works in Copenhagen. Nord has had solo exhibitions at venues such as ARoS Art Museum, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, Nordic Watercolour Museum in Sweden, and Turku Art Museum in Finland. Nord is represented in the collection of the The National Gallery of Denmark, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Vejle Art Museum, 21C Museum, Kentucky, USA, The Walsall Museum of Fine Art, UK and the Danish Arts Foundation and Ny Carlsbergfondet.

Available works

Lake Shore, 2019

Ink and pencil on papir

36 x 26 cm

Framed in Oak with art glass

Passage, 2019

Ink and pencil on papir

36 x 26 cm

Framed in Oak with art glass

Face 2. (Skincolor) 2018.

Watercolor and marker on yume japan paper

28 x 19 cm

Framed in black stained oak with art glass

Double Portrait , 2018.

Watercolor and marker on yume japan paper

28 x 19 cm

Framed in black stained oak with art glass

Upside down, 2018.

Akvarel og tusch på japanpapir

42 x 30 cm.

Indrammet i sortbejdset eg med museumsglas.

Psychic Woman, 2018.

Watercolor and marker on yume japan paper

26 x 27 cm

Framed in black stained oak with art glass

Boy, Girl and Shadow , 2018.

Watercolor and marker on yume japan paper

32 x 42 cm

Framed in black stained oak with art glass

Maske, 2018

Water color on paper

21 x 28 cm.

Black oval frame with art glass

Træ, 2018

Water color on paper

21 x 28 cm

Black oval frame with art glass

Håndtaskemonster, 2018

Marker and pencil on  jume japan paper

27 x 19,5 cm.

Framed in oak and art glass

Reptilmonster, 2018

Marker and pencil on  jume japan paper

27 x 19,5 cm.

Framed in oak and art glass

Overgangsmonster, 2018

Marker and pencil on  jume japan paper

27 x 19,5 cm.

Framed in oak and art glass

Hybridmonster, 2018

Marker and pencil on  jume japan paper

27 x 19,5 cm.

Framed in oak with art glass

Udkantsvæsen, 2017

Watercolor on paper

21 x 28 cm.

Black oval frame with art glass

Untitled, 2017

Watercolour on paper

36 x 25 cm.,

Framed in oak with art glass

Exotic Souvenirs (Rituel broom with Kitten Head), 2017

Acrylic painted ceramics

18 x 11 cm.

Exotic Souvenirs (Big mask With Face-eyes)

2017

Acrylic painted ceramics

23 x 12 cm.

Success, 2016

Intaglio print, ed. 12

53 x 95 cm.

Indrammet med hvid træramme og glas