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PROCESS: Julim Rosa

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julim Rosa spent her formative years on the move, before arriving in Berlin’s Neukölln district where she’s now based. A tattoo artist foremost (though her practice spans many mediums) she’s built a stellar profile, working with some of the most in-demand studios around. 

 

Though Julim has been tattooing formally for about five years now, technically her earliest introduction to ink came 10 years ago, via a DIY machine made out of a fork, a pen, the motor of a hair dryer and a guitar string, which she used to tattoo her sister and friends. Having tried for a couple of years to get by as a contemporary artist, Julim initially turned to tattooing as a means to make a more feasible living than art, and quickly she was hooked. 

 

Like everybody, the events of the past couple of weeks have thrown her off course a little. Still, she’s taking advantage of this period to help recenter. “Staying home for 11 days has had me do things on my checklist that I never had time to do,” as she told us. Here she lets us take a peek at her new temporary kitchen studio, and Crap Hound magazines and her Lotería cards.

 

Shop Julim’s collection of T-shirts here.

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Studio

Since we were asked to start staying at home, the corner in my kitchen has turned into my temporary studio. I’ve got everything I need here: my computer, iPad, line table and mate – very important. I also keep my tattoo materials here, just in case. I did a little tattoo on myself last week, and maybe I’ll end up doing another over the next few days.

Distortion

My practice is a lot about distortion, and right now I’m creating a lot of patterns that are built through distorting a text over and over until it becomes a new image.

I love how I can find a lot of textures and gradients in black

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Crap Hound

When I get stuck and need inspiration I flick through these Crap Hound magazines. Each issue has an amazing selection of images on different topics, and they really help me get creative and conceptualise

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Liners & Markers

At the minute I’m sticking to a lot of different liners and markers of different thicknesses. I love how I can find a lot of textures and gradients in black just by using them.

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Lotería

I’m also currently obsessed with this deck of traditional Lotería cards that I brought over from Mexico last year. Lotería is a Mexican game of chance, that uses these image cards instead of a deck of cards. I’m finding it a very good source of inspiration during these times at home.

Lotería is a Mexican game of chance

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Right now…

I’m working on a series of A3 drawings where I combine text, distortion and the human figure.

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