Julia Rothmund

  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund
  • Julia Rothmund

Julia Rothmund

In her paintings, Julia Rothmund deals with the portrayal of light.

The images depict empty interiors. The image section varies between large interiors with openings that allow the observer to see the rooms behind them or narrow corners of rooms that evoke a certain intimacy.

Bright daylight enters the rooms through openings like windows, doors or wall penetrations. The ensuing blazing light reflexes are a contrast to dark, shadowed areas in the interior.

Julia Rothmund purposely chooses the empty space. Neither people nor objects appear in it. She makes light the protagonist on the stage of the painting instead.

In several scumbles, Rothmund layers different shades of colours which makes the light cones on the wall area light up in diverse iridescent tones.

The most fascinating aspect of the potentiality of light is that it, by its very nature, increases the intensity of the colour to such an extent that even an empty room is filled with life.

Contrary to the visual overstimulation, velocity and loudness of today´s world, Julia Rothmann creates a counter-image of reverent silence ? partly harmoniously pensive, but also alarmingly quiet - through the focus on colour and light in an empty room.

Julia Rothmund (born in Bühl in 1981) studied at Düsseldorf Arts Academy under Prof. Herbert Brandl (master pupil).


biography

1981

born in Bühl/Baden

2001

sponsorship award for art, Akademie Schloss Rothenfels

2002-03

studies of Graphic Design at Mainz University of Applied Sciences

2003-2013

studies of Painting at Düsseldorf Arts Academy under Prof. Herbert Brandl (master pupil)

2008

art scholarship, Friedrich Schneider Foundation, Neuss

2009

atelier scholarship, Kulturbahnhof Eller

2011

mfi AG scholarship, Essen


exhibitions

group exhibition 2007

IMPULSE 20, IMPULSE GALERIE Christian Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

group exhibition 2008

Kulturstiftung Wasserburg Haus zum Haus, Ratingen

solo exhibition 2009

exhibition accompanying the atelier scholarship, Kulturbahnhof Eller

solo exhibition 2009

"Licht im Raum Serie Illenau", Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

solo exhibition 2010

"Illenau Serie 2", Kunstverein Recklinghausen

group exhibition 2010

"Zwischen Innen und Außen", Kunstverein das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria

solo exhibition 2012

exhibition accompanying the mfi scholarship for art, Markus Ambach Projekte, Düsseldorf

solo exhibition 2012

"Serie Beelitz", Galerie Christian Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

group exhibition 2013

Kunstpreis »junger westen« 2013, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen


publications

2007

IMPULSE 20 catalogue, IMPULSE GALERIE Christian Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

2012

"JULIA ROTHMUND" catalogue, Galerie Christian Löhrl