”Julie Nord is one of the most skilled younger artists in Denmark. Her exceptional drawings, drawn in various medias such as ink, water color, pencil, crayons, etc. has a psychological depth which is associated with for instance Lewis Carroll. The association to Alice in Wonderland seems to be unavoidable but Nord’s works (as well as Carroll) should not be reduced to the childrens universe. Nord’s drawings are highly intense and combines fantasy universe with real life. Also the darker side of real life is represented through helicopters, war items, and the like. The fantasy universe is as well full of monsters and demons, but placed in a daily life setting the imaginary and the real seems to coalesce. The atmosphere of the drawings seems to be hallucinations, in which the doll like figure is placed as a main character. The idea of the doll figure draws even more attention to the psychological implications in the drawings as being the potential human machine or a blown to life. (…) Julie Nord’s artistic production is one of the most interesting artistic position within the field of contemporary art.”
- Rector of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Sanne Kofod Olsen in her Supporting Statement by the occasion of the nomination of Julie Nord to the sovereign foundation artprice 2008.
Julie Nord (b. 1970 DK) studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1994-2001. She has exhibited her works all over the world, and in 2010 she had the solo exhibition Xenoglossy at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and at The Nordic Watercolour Museum. In 2014, her solo exhibition JUST LIKE HOME at KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg(2013) and Gl. Strand(2014) was awarded by Berlingske Tidende as one of the best art experiences of the year.
Family Tree, 2013, Felt-tip pen, pen and pencil on paper, 31 x 23 cm, In the collection of KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg (DK)
Parents in law, 2013, Felt-tip pen, pen and pencil on paper, 33 x 23 cm, Purchased by KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg (DK)
Dolls carriage, 2009, Felt-tip pen and watercolor on paper, 185 x 115 cm, Purchased by the Collection of the Nordic Watercolor Museum
Xenoglossy (1), 2011, Foil, acrylic, carpet, couches, framed works., Soloexhibition, The Nordic Watercolor Museum. (SE).