Julia Townsend is a contemporary Australian painter working predominantly in abstraction. Her work features bright colour fields, hard-edge geometric abstraction and graphic line work, that reference contemporary architecture, the digital age, and the aesthetics of social systems. Julia is also focused on examining the dominant modes of production and consumption, and uses innovative painting techniques and creative processes to explore this. Furthermore, Julia is interested in abstraction as creating an open image that is beyond the boundaries of rational thought. She uses the presence of colour as the primary means of expression, alongside other pictorial elements. The field of abstraction grants Julia total risk, freedom and discipline that considers line, shape, colour and mass and how they interact with one another.
Julia has studied fine art in both Australia and France, and has exhibited extensively.