Julia Silvester is an Italian-born London based multi-disciplinary artist. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Imaging and Illustration, along with an MFA from the University of the Arts London. Her fine art practice extends through illustration, painting and photography. Silvester's body of work locates strangeness within the ordinary and explores themes of domesticity, femininity and social disruption. These concepts manifest in Silvester's painting practice through visual juxtapositions of the familiar and unfamiliar. In a disrupted form of realism, layers of oil paint depict psychically charged encounters between figures, birds and interior spaces. Silvester's cinematic approach to colour, composition and light invites the viewer to emerge as an intruder or voyeur of the uncanny makeshift spaces.