Julie Beugin’s paintings capture the subtle nuances of urban environments. Beugin finds inspiration in the generic elements of her surroundings, in the edges and quieter parts of the city.
Her own photographs of these details are the source material of her paintings. Ultimately, these images become radically transformed through collage and layered abstraction. Working intuitively with scale, color and fragments of canvas from her earlier paintings, Beugin transforms the records of otherwise mundane city experience into works that propose indefinite, playful space.
Beugin was born and raised in Calgary, AB. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University, Vancouver, and an MFA from Concordia University, Montreal. Beugin is the recipient of the British Columbia Arts Council award, several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and in 2009 she was shortlisted for the prestigious RBC Canadian Painting Competition. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.