…Explores being raw and unpredictable
By Jeoffrey Mukubi
JULIA ‘JuliArt’ Hango is probably the most flamboyant and queer artist in Namibia. Her unique take on life, arts, and the human body have led to her healing past traumas in her life while learning how to tolerate stigma as a nudist.
With the hardship that comes with being a visual artist, being a nude photographer comes with a lot of uncertainty as most of this type of work is frowned upon.
JuliArt’s take on the ignorance of most people that see her art is rather gallant. She says taking abstract contemporary photos of herself and other people, is her own way of healing the body.
“I feel like, becoming a mother made me raw and broken and that reflects in my art and I feel like being naked is the most healing thing I know,’’ said JuliArt.
She further described giving birth as the best thing to happen to her as she never thought it would influence her art as much as it does.
“Whoever you think you will become as a mother is not who you will be after you give birth. It made me become closer to my true self ”.
She added that it is after the birth experience, she decided to take up photography for the rest of her life.
“I would like to say I represent myself as an artist, I represent women because I am a woman, and I represent the LGBTIQ+ community because I am a bi-sexual.”
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