The pictures of Julia Avramidis are never conclusively explicable; there is no simple solution to her riddles and secrets. Despite the abstraction of the representational, the collages -seemingly thrown together in haste -permit us to recognise life deep down, hidden beneath the layers of materials.
The pictures show landscapes and, repeatedly, the sea; figures, more or less visible, and in some works birds as well. The landscapes, painted in the style of lyrical abstraction and sometimes calligraphic, are not real, but rather Arcadian and expansive, as if from another time. Plaster and gauze are pushed together into folds and forms on surfaces and grids. Initially abstract, the figures begin to stand out in layers with increasing clarity, and start to tell their stories.