A German contemporary artist, Julia Mangold is known for minimalist sculptures that explore shape, form and materiality. At once rigorous and formal, yet also very sensual, her works are of an almost classical beauty due to their proportions and surface.
Born in Munich in 1966, Julia Mangold currently lives and works between Munich and Portland. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1992 to 1996. Her work has been exhibited in venues worldwide, including, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, Germany, Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Germany, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR, USA, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, Germany, Galleria L. Rubin, Milan, Italy, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI, USA, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy, Galerie Windows, Brussels, Belgium, and Galerie Tanit, Munich, Belgium. Her work is included in the collections of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Yale University Art Museum (New Haven, CT), Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Houston, TX), the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) and the Deutscher Bundestag (Berlin, Germany).
Massive in their substance and seemingly remote, Mangold's works are characterized by the reduction, purity, equanimity and sensuous, emotional aura, offering an experience of extraordinary perception. Perfect and timeless thanks to their form and their proportions, these works are a source of intellectual power.
Featured image: Julia Mangold - Untitled 2012-007, 2012. Pigments, lacquer and wax on wood. 31 1/2 × 30 7/10 × 3 9/10 in. 80 × 78 × 10 cm. Photo courtesy Bartha Contemporary