Julia Trybala is an early-career artist working across painting and drawing. Trybala centres her work on the complexity of human relationships, drawing inspiration from personal experiences, conversations with friends and family, and art historical references. The politics of the feminine body in space is central to Trybala’s work. In her carefully composed paintings, closely cropped, ambiguous body parts are entangled as fleshy planes contort and push to the edge of the frame. Intimacy, tenderness and fragility are expressed through subtle gestures and expressions, rendered in luscious, velvety paint that flows across the canvas. Trybala holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT University (2016). She has been exhibiting regularly since 2015, with exhibitions held in Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong, Perth, as well as internationally, in Singapore, France and Italy. She was a finalist in the 2021 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Award. Her work is held in private collections in Australia and internationally.