Julia Solis

Part 1

What does it mean to be an urban explorer? Julia Solis explains how exploring is about collecting experiences and materials for her creative work. The exploration provides elements to build a narrative out of the unexpected analogies that are only made possible by decay. "Decay takes a man-made landscape and combines it with a natural one, turning them into a third kind of landscape, a very different one." Stacks of paper in an abandoned factory in Detroit or a rotten hospital bed turn themselves into mysterious and fascinating landscapes that invite the artist to ask herself questions and turn them into something else. Places that linger between the dimensions of dreams and reality.