Julia Soboleva is a Latvian mixed-media artist based in the UK. Her process involves painting and collage on found photographic imagery. Meditating on the themes of madness and reality, Soboleva constructs mysterious narratives with ominous overtones and absurd humour. Being born and raised in a post-Soviet era and not being able to find her own place against the complicated past of her nation, Soboleva explores the notions of family, taboo and trans-generational trauma in her work. She obtained a Master's Degree in Illustration at Manchester School of Art in 2018, and has gone on to work as an educator and freelance designer.