Artist Julie Tremblay addresses the relationship between man and his environment with her figurative sculptural works made of scrap metal. The Quebec City native, who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, uses salvaged industrial sheet metal to form her life-like acrobatic figures, presenting an interesting texture and sheen to the human form. The human physique is a common source of inspiration amongst artists, sculptors in particular, but Tremblay finds a way to keep the subject fresh and somewhat abstract.
The sculptor draws inspiration from her surroundings, reflecting patterns found in nature in her creations. There's also a remarkable transparency to the sculptures that separate them from the typical solid figure. The metal that Tremblay uses isn't a solid sheet, but rather an assembly of shredded and perforated pieces. The materials' duality in appearing both coarsely sharp and having a smooth luster amalgamated with the expertly crafted compositions of the body draws the eye in.
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