The work of Julia Kiryanova is inspired by traditional painting and tapestry techniques and themes of spirituality, gender, race, mythology, and the unconditional state of mind. The main characters of her work are mythological animals, half humans / half animals and spirits. She frequently uses the naked human body, creating equality by presenting one's fragility. Becoming naked symbolises stripping off all social layers and aims at deconstructing social behaviours, securities and cultural certainties. What stays is the beauty of nudity; the essence of being.