LAUREL PROJECT SPACE
Juliet Aaltonen: (1992; United Kingdom) is an Amsterdam-based printmaker, who has exhibited in Japan, London, New York, and the Netherlands. Juliet attended Central Saint Martins in London between 2014-2015, and subsequently attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academie between 2016- 2018. Juliet explores value and worth; using techniques to evaluate the lives of objects of low and hidden status, and dissects how these objects affect our perception of surface. These objects – or substances – are often magnified, explored in two-dimensional space. Juliet imitates nature’s own way of creating, acting as a catalyst; initiating chemical and physical reactions between materials and the traces that they leave behind. In her working process, certain elements of control over a piece are consciously left to their own aleatoric formation, often using her press as an intermediary. Juliet searches to elevate life’s detritus, providing a commentary on our daily landscape, via unexpected means of articulation.