July Adrichem (1988) is a Dutch artist that focusses on minimalistic shapes. In her artworks, she always seeks for the ultimate balance in an everchanging environment. Many materials and shapes and colours get involved in the process of creating her sculptures, and that synchronization process, she says, is what it’s all about.
Her artistic journey started out at Artemis Academy Amsterdam. After graduating in 2012, July took on a job as interior stylist at Piet Boon Studio. She worked hard and learned a lot, but her creativity kept limited to the company's assignments. She needed more artistic freedom. In 2014 she started doing her own thing. At first, she offered a range of freelance services such as photography, styling, graphic design. She made her art works in whatever spare time she had left. As the first two years as a freelancer passed by, she focussed on art works more and more. Especially over the last two years, she got mingled up into many processes of creation, evolving into the minimalistic, abstract and modern art maker she is today. Great examples of these are the Art Relief Series: SHAPES 1-6 and the Art Bowl Series.
Most of July’s art works will remind you of the Zero Movement (1958-1966). These works are characterized by shadows, ribbed surfaces and monochrome painting. They aim to blend sculpture and painting into one. Zero Movement artists strive for synchronicity and balance between nature, art and technology. Now, isn’t that the ultimate challenge in modern life?