Julia Shevalie (*1988 in Krasilovka, now Republic of Kazakhstan), studied painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich from 2009 to 2015. Aiming to overcome what she perceives as the deadlock of paintings, Shevalie experimented early on with different materials such as cement or shellac, created silkscreen prints and material studies inspired by Informel.
In her relief-like works, she arranges vinyl records sawn into fine slices, stretched nylon threads, cut glass or flamed wooden rods in many rows or squares. By shifting angles minimally, Schewalie creates animated surfaces that change appearance depending on light, shadow, and movement. The surfaces shimmering in the light imply a moment of dynamism - triggered by the viewers and their changing viewpoints or by changing light conditions in the room.