Fantasy images and everyday life are intrinsically interwoven in Lunita-July Dorn's (*1999) mostly large-format acrylic paintings. In a distinctively loose painting style characterized by loose and broad brushstrokes, she often captures herself as the main protagonist on the canvas. Elements such as teapots and teacups as well as the unlit, smokeless cigarette form her props. They also function as carriers of meaning for the artist's personal emotional world. No less important is the processual nature of her creative process, which sometimes comes to light in a classic non-finito manner and overpainting or remains hidden from the viewer in the final result.

Lunita-July Dorn has been studying at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin since 2020, where she works for the Friederike Feldmann class. She recently received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. In 2022 she took part in the large-scale group exhibition "Big City Baby" at ZAK - Center for Contemporary Art in the Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin. In April 2023, Galerie Judith Andreae presented her works for the first time in the exhibition "CHERRIES ON TOP". The artist also exhibited one of her works for 48 hours in the "Underground MoMa" project in the Bundesplatz subway station - an exhibition format conceived by the Berlin University of the Arts and the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. In April 2024, works by Dorn are on display during the Venice Biennale at Palazzo Bembo in a large-scale exhibition entitled "Unapologetic WomXn", curated by Destinee Ross-Sutton, NY, 20. April - 24. November 2024, . Another upcoming show is planned for the fall of 2024 a solo with her German gallery Judith Andreae Galerie and a show with Ross-Sutton Gallery in Stockholm.

Lunita-July Dorn lives and works in Berlin.

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