Steve Turner is pleased to present Eye Contact, a solo exhibition featuring five new paintings by Stockholm-based Julia de Ruvo that depict either dogs or humans in heightened emotional states. According to the artist, “Animals have always been part of my life. They have the finest possible attributes. They express all that they feel with their bodies, their tails, tongues, eyes and ears. In my portraits of people, I aim to convey the subject’s natural primitive, animal attributes. They represent my fantasy that humans might better respect animals and also recognize the animal in each of us. The eyes of dogs and people are interchangeable in my paintings. It is where the domestic snaps back to feral.“
The show runs until 14 October 2023.