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Slow Dance by Julia Benz

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Gallery: Mirus Gallery

Artist: Julia Benz

About the Exhibition:
Over the past year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the world, Julia Benz has been busy at work while hunkered down in quarantine. Not being in her studio, she has been forced to get creative at home, using this time to dive deep into her creative process. From this, she has created a new body of small works on paper influencing technique and composition that can be translated into her larger works of art.

“I am used to handling situations of crisis and the unpredictability of my income. Since I usually work alone in my studio, the ban on going out do... more >>
About the Exhibition:
Over the past year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the world, Julia Benz has been busy at work while hunkered down in quarantine. Not being in her studio, she has been forced to get creative at home, using this time to dive deep into her creative process. From this, she has created a new body of small works on paper influencing technique and composition that can be translated into her larger works of art.

“I am used to handling situations of crisis and the unpredictability of my income. Since I usually work alone in my studio, the ban on going out doesn’t stress me that much. It’s okay for my work, but I’d better not think too much about how long it will take before my artworks can finally be shown in public again…“ says Julia Benz.

When many galleries, like Mirus, have been forced to close for the year, this does leave real questions as to where these works are left to be exhibited. Due to the new technology offered by Walter’s Cube Online Viewing Room, we are able to virtually re-create a cohesive exhibition of these latest works that can be viewed all across the world.

About the Artist:
Lives and works in Berlin and Heidelberg, Germany.

Julia Benz graduated with a Master’s degree in Painting from University of Arts Berlin. Her paintings celebrate the borderline between the daily visible and mystical seclusion. Both worlds of experience are not mutually exclusive, but influence each other dynamically, creating fine intermediate levels and distant horizons of interpretation. The apparentness and disguise, the concrete form and the abstract dissolution go hand in hand in Benz’s paintings and celebrate the ambivalence as a contextual and compositional occasion, allowing the viewer to connect with known forms and immediately let them fall into a bottomless cosmos of color.

Julia Benz paints on paper, canvas as well as on murals and combines different materials which makes her work complex and versatile. Additional to solo and group exhibitions she contributed to projects and workshops in Sudan, Uganda, Bangkok and Finland in cooperation with Goethe-Institut. (Helene Bosecker)


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