I am fascinated by chaotic forms and their properties. My sculptural paintings evoke how life and objects around us are structured to protect what is hidden and vulnerable —“what makes what?”. Pulling back protective layers of materials exposes the kernel of a subject, allowing one to see not just what is outwardly visible but also what may be true yet obscured.
Exposé is the common thread, but I never conform to a specific genre and continuously develop my own tools, experiment with materials and techniques.
Julie Ascher is an abstract artist known for her intricately layered and highly textured mixed media paintings.
Ascher's art emanates from an unquenchable curiosity that — from her childhood in Baltimore to her current chapter in Los Angeles — causes her to take apart and then reconstruct the objects around her. Ascher’s fascination with "what we can't see unless we take it apart" has developed into her self-taught understanding of space, balance, structure, texture, light and perspective.
“'The shadows cast by raised and textured areas change what we can see" Ascher states.
Julie Ascher is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire. Ascher has exhibited her work multiple times at the Beverly Hills ArtShow in Beverly Hills California, New York Art Expo, the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire, and in galleries in Palm Springs, California. Ascher's artwork is in offices, homes and on college campuses in New York, California, Washington, North Carolina and Beijing.