Julia Benz

Julia Benz

Germany 1986

Urban Art, Installation, Conceptual Art, Painting, Figurative Art

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Julia Benz
Julia Benz
Female
Germany
1986
August 27, 2015
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Julia Benz is a German artist best known for combining contemporary painting and urban art in a very specific way, by using a highly colored palette.

From Figurative to Conceptual Art

Benz was born in Wittich and she studied Art education, textile design and mathematics to become a teacher in Cologne. At the end of her studies, she suddenly felt an urge to paint. For a short time she worked as a freelance lecturer in Bonn before she decided to apply at the Dusseldorf Art Academy and the Academy of Arts in Berlin.

Julia’s first contact with the art was at the age of three, when she visited the exhibition of Paul Cézanne with her parents. 20 years after, when her mother showed her one Cézanne’s painting, Julia was actually able to remember that it was the one that fascinated her so much back then, when she was just a toddler. Her grandfather painted and photographed, so the two of them often sat at his desk, drawing each other.

Julia’s painting style ranges from figurative to conceptual art, working mainly on canvases with some inroads into street art. During time, Julia Benz has developed her very own style: the layers overlap and because no strict pre-conception or composition is made – it must be interpreted with a deep trust in the process that characterizes her work.

Julia’s Freedom

What is obvious at the first glance at her painting, Julia founds her freedom very important. It is freedom itself that fills the surface on the canvas with colors. The opportunities that exist within herself are fascinating this young artist and she is thrilled to have the chance to respond. The works of Julia Benz are expressive and colorful representations of diversity in seemingly mundane day-to-day situations.
Ein Bild fängt mit der Malerei an und nicht mit der Idee” – A painting begins with painting and not with an idea. This is Benz’ anti-conceptualist approach to creating art. Her works need to be big, colorful, energetic and loud. Julia Benz incorporates both figurative and abstract elements to create her loud pieces of art.
The works are about openness, intensity and passion and not limited by any formal or informal constraints. She works with light and dark contrasts to blend her figurative and abstract imagery. Viewers need to dive into the work to fully comprehend the eclectic mix of style, color and imagery. The central subject to these works are people that feel unobserved. For Benz these people present higher artistic significance than the artificially beautified portrayals in mass media.

Everything Amazing – Nobody Happy

In 2013, she painted a triptych titled Everything Amazing – Nobody Happy. This artwork was presented at her eponymous solo exhibition at Urban Spreegalerie. On a total of 2.40 x 6 meters she mingled in the jungle, with its countless colors, but also a different shapes, such as floral motifs or geometric forms…

Julia Benz - Everything Amazing - Nobody Happy, 2013
Julia Benz – Everything Amazing – Nobody Happy, 2013

Shortly after, a short documentary about Julia Benz appeared, with a same title as this triptych. The filmmaker Andreas Lamoth and Frederic Leitzke of Editude Pictures presented Julia as a young Berlin painter at work, giving a very good insight into the creative process of her work and the ups and downs of preparing solo exhibition, as at the center of this documentary are those few weeks before the show opening.

Julia Benz - Lütte Deern, 2014
Julia Benz – Lütte Deern, 2014

Lütte Deern

In 2014, Julia even painted a boat, a barge called Lütte Deern in Hamburg harbor. She did it with the Millerntor Gallery for the humanitarian project Viva con Agua. The Lütte Deern is the first Social Art-Boat cruising through the harbor of Hamburg.

Julia Benz lives and works in Berlin.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuesum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Art.Fair CologneDie Kunstagentin Gallery, CologneGroup
2015Lost in TrainstationHeliumcowboy Artspace, HamburgSolo
2015Yalla, Mural for WestARTWDR, DüsseldorfSolo
2015Millerntor Gallery #5St. Pauli Stadion, HamburgGroup
2015Scope Art BaselHeliumcowboy Artspace, BaselGroup
201560 Jahre KunstHeliumcowboy Artspace, HamburgGroup
2015Das eigene IchAffenfaust Gallery, HamburgGroup
2014Window SeatDie Kunstagentin Gallery, CologneSolo
2014Down by LawEichblatt Gallery, BerlinSolo
2014Knotenpunkt 2014Affenfaust Gallery, HamburgGroup
2014Millerntor GallerySt. Pauli Stadion, HamburgGroup
2014Project M/4Urban Nation, BerlinGroup
2014Community Clash 3”Artconnect Berlin, BerlinGroup
2013Everything Amazing – Nobody HappyUrban Spree Gallery, BerlinSolo
2013The Circle ShowUrban Spree Gallery, BerlinGroup
2013Millerntor Gallery – OvertimeHeliumcowboy Artspace, HamburgGroup
2013Millerntor Gallery #3St. Pauli Stadion, HamburgGroup
2013Spring BrokenDie Kunstagentin Gallery, CologneGroup
2012Blooom, Art FairDie Kunstagentin Gallery, CologneGroup
2012Give it a second, It´s going to SpaceDie Kunstagentin Gallery, CologneGroup

Catharsis III
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Changer Julia Benz40 x 30 cm Paintings
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SHINE ON
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SHINE ON Julia Benz42 x 29 cm Works on Paper950 EUR (€)
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YOUNG
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YOUNG , 2017Julia Benz80 x 60 x 1 cm Paintings
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CONFETTI
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CONFETTI , 2017Julia Benz30 x 20 x 1 cm Paintings
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Setuna
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Setuna , 2016Julia Benz100 x 80 x 1 cm Paintings
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UNDERWATER LOVE
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Get Down
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Get Down , 2016Julia Benz40 x 30 cm Paintings
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Lands End
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Lands End , 2016Julia Benz45 x 35 cm Other
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Waterfall
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Waterfall , 2016Julia Benz80 x 60 cm Paintings
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Timtar
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Timtar , 2016Julia Benz80 x 60 cm Paintings
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Setuna
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Setuna , 2016Julia Benz100 x 80 cm Paintings
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Waterbased III
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Waterbased III , 2016Julia Benz160 x 120 cm Paintings
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Maybe Tomorrow
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Maybe Tomorrow , 2016Julia Benz150 x 200 cm Paintings
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Team #2
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Team #2 , 2015Julia Benz160 x 120 cm Other
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Bananatree
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Good Fearing
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Good Fearing , 2015Julia Benz150 x 200 cm Other
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Once Upon a Time , 2016Julia Benz50 x 40 cm Paintings
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Boomerang
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Boomerang Julia BenzMIRUS GALLERYPaintings3,300 USD ($)
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FOOL ME
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FOOL ME , 2017Julia Benz42 x 29 cm Works on Paper€ 950
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BUTABIKA
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IRREVERSIBLE
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IRREVERSIBLE , 2017Julia Benz40 x 30 x 1 cm Paintings
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PETIT FLEURY
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KIK IT
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KIK IT , 2017Julia Benz80 x 60 x 1 cm Paintings
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DUMMY
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DUMMY , 2017Julia Benz80 x 60 x 1 cm Paintings
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Ya Majnoun
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Ya Majnoun , 2016Julia Benz45 x 35 cm Paintings
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Shagra II
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Shagra II , 2016Julia Benz45 x 35 cm Paintings
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Rumble in the Jungle
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Rumble in the Jung...Julia Benz80 x 60 cm Paintings
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Inversium B
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Inversium B , 2016Julia Benz100 x 80 cm Paintings
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In Vain
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In Vain , 2016Julia Benz100 x 80 cm Paintings
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Waterbased II
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Routebillar
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Routebillar , 2015Julia Benz45 x 35 cm Other
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Soo , 2015Julia Benz80 x 60 cm Other
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Yalla One
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Yalla One , 2015Julia Benz160 x 120 cm Other
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Don
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Don't hug me, I'm...Julia Benz150 x 200 cm Other
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PopcornSold
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Popcorn Julia Benz80 x 60 cm Paintings
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Catharsis II
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FRÜHJAHRSPUTZ
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BOOMERANG
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BOOMERANG , 2017Julia Benz42 x 29 cm Works on Paper950 EUR (€)
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RUMBLE
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LITTLE PRINCE
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LITTLE PRINCE , 2017Julia Benz160 x 120 x 3 cm Paintings
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LANDS END
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NOT MY MONKEYS, NOT MY CIRCUS
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NOT MY MONKEYS, NO...Julia Benz40 x 30 x 1 cm Paintings
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Peace Piece
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Peace Piece , 2016Julia Benz45 x 35 cm Paintings
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Island
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Island , 2016Julia Benz80 x 60 cm Paintings
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Frühjahrsputz
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Frühjahrsputz , 2016Julia Benz80 x 60 cm Paintings
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Radiostar
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Radiostar , 2016Julia Benz160 x 120 cm Paintings
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Something in the Silence
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Something in the S...Julia Benz130 x 100 cm Paintings
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Little Prince
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Little Prince , 2016Julia Benz160 x 120 cm Paintings
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Somewhere between in between
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Somewhere between...Julia Benz45 x 45 cm Other
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Young
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Young , 2015Julia Benz80 x 60 cm Other
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Rollercoaster Girl
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Rollercoaster Girl , 2015Julia Benz160 x 120 cm Other
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