Julia Winter Netherlands Mix Media

In my “Double You” portraits two personalities blend together, even if they come from totally different worlds. The juxtaposition of different worlds is a recurrent theme in my works. I use opposites like male-female, past-present or guilt-innocence and transmute them into a poetic or sometimes in a more political reality.The first transparent image is mounted on Plexiglas whilst the second portrait is affixed to the underlying surface of the frame. This means that we look through the first layer at the second one and thus end up seeing and recognising a mash of two portraits. Walking from one end of the picture to the other, the two layers differ slightly depending on the angle from which we look at the underlying image. Suddenly we seem to participate in the portrait and it challenges us to look more closely