Julie Mia (*1988, Offenbach/Main) always remains connected to the work, especially to the material. Many of her works are created over a period of several years. Her art is reservedly shy, sometimes even obscure. She cautiously probes encounters with her own inner self and other people; traced in the analogue world, even more so in the digital. Her paintings usually appear very delicate and watercolour-like despite the strong oil colours. The delicacy in the pictorial effect runs counter to the rough painting process, in which dried layers of paint are sanded off in order to be painted over and over again. She studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design and the Camberwell College of Arts in London as well as the Villa Arson in Nice and has been assistant to Céline, Heiner and Aeneas Bastian since 2017.