Amanda Rowell, “Julie Rrap - Off Balance (Exhibition Catalogue)”, Lady Fairfax Open Photography Award, Art Gallery of New South WalesNew Media Gallery, Anvil Centre, Vancouver The work of Julie Rrap is considered to have contributed to the foundations of contemporary feminist art in Australia. Rrap has taken a simple photo of her feet as a base, she has then worked into and edited them on the computer to create the fleshy heel, it has then been printed in high gloss to mimic a magazine and represent all the beauty issues that magazines present.
Overstepping, 2001, Julie Rrap. Although I think this image also connects to men, men see this image, and although many of them have never wore heels before, they can still understand the pain, but they’d rather respect the beauty. Blog Joanna Mendelssohn, 'Julie Rrap: Body Double,' Rrap has long been interested in the position occupied by the human figure, and the female nude in particular, in the history of European art and popular culture. Use the ThingLink mobile app to tag images on smartphones and tablets. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2007-08 Recalling Rene Magritte’s La philosophie dans le boudoir (1947), which depicts a pair of shoes with toes, Overstepping extends the body beyond our experience or understanding of its reality. Follow. following. Offices & distributors She is one of the most recognised female artists working in Australia today.Julie Ewington, 'Turbulence Across the Ditch: The Third Auckland Triennial,' Jacqueline Millner, “Articulating the unspeakable: The feminist photography of Julie Rrap and Anna Ferran” in Tracey Clements, “Critic's Picks: Julie Rrap,” Megan Blackhouse, “Flesh taking form,” The Age, 9Artist's Residency, L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Grenoble, France - Artists ExchangeCatriona Moore, “Photo-Documentary's Fluctuating Fortunes,” Thank you for subscribing to the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery mailing list.John McDonald, 'Naked truth behind the buzz,' Anne Loxley, “Gems behind the verbiage,” Sunanda Creagh, 'Julie Rrap and Tony Clark', in Spectrum, Sandy Edwards, “The Eighties in Retrospect,” Ewen McDonald, “The ever-expanding field,” The Developed Image Gallery, Adelaide Festival, AdelaideâArt Gallery: Recent exhibitions selected by Victoria Lynn,â National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand“Julie Rrap”, Art Collector Magazine, Issue 52: April - June 2010 p. 122-23 Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 2008-09 I really liked this piece by Rrap as it shows the sexualisation of women, the bare and shaven legs, the red toe nails and high arched feet are very sexual, even though it is not the common icons, the face, bottom and breasts the image still presents this issue.
Her representation of the body is never comfortable, as the figure is often dissected, distorted or forced into different personas.
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Rrap uses the art her own unique art style of constantly using her body in the same way that she uses a particular piece of technology – because it is literally ‘at hand’.
She is therefore able to challenge the dominance of male artists in art history and to uncover the limited range of representations of women in Western art.
“I am less concerned with photography’s essential truthfulness than with its appearance of truth. by shilo beckwith — 218 Overstepping, 2001, Julie Rrap. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)http://www.mca.com.au/collection/work/20089/The realism of the image makes its subject all the more disturbing, as if the feet have grown the extended heels, taking on the properties of clothing.
It is the master of deceptive facts and believable fictions. Blake Prize, S.H. Rrap’s relationship to the emergent feminist ideas of the 1960s and 1970s – in which feminine stereotypes were challenged, it is evident in the way she constructs images which refer to artworks from nineteenth and early twentieth century European art.