New Print Release by Julia Benz

We are happy to announce the new Print Release by Julia Benz. The hand printed, 8-colour Silkscreen Print „BLOSSOM“ is a Limited Edition of 50, numbered and signed by the artist. You can get your copy in our Edition Shop.

WDR WESTART Live: Julia Benz – Kunst in 60 Minuten

Für die Aktion „West ART goes Street ART“ hat sie im vergangenen Sommer in Düsseldorf eine 250 Quadratmeter große Giebelwand mit einem „Mural“ neu gestaltet. Sie entschied sich für das Motiv einer verschleierten Frau, die sie im Sudan fotografierte – ein Appell zu Weltoffenheit und Toleranz gegenüber anderen Kulturen. Bei Westart live zeigt sie, wie in 60 Minuten ein Kunstwerk entsteht.

„The Why Not Magazin“ über Julia Benz

Zum ersten Mal sind wir auf die Künstlerin Julia Benz in der Millerntor Gallery in Hamburg aufmerksam geworden. Das war 2011. Ihre Arbeiten stechen aus der Urban Art Szene auf St. Pauli heraus und bleiben in unserem Gedächtnis. Julia kreuzt somit immer wieder unseren Weg durch die Kunstszene. 2014 dürfen wir sie dann auf der Eröffnung ihrer Ausstellung „Window Seat“ bei der Kölner Kunstagentin kennen lernen. Sie ist sympathisch, lustig, cool. Wir haben uns verliebt. In die Malereien hinter denen eine außergewöhnliche Persönlichkeit steht.

Companion Magazine Issue #4: Feature about Julia Benz cooperating with Viva con Agua in Hamburg

The actual issue of Companion Magazine made a very nice Feature with Julia Benz about the Vessel named Lütte Deern she painted in 2014 for H2O and Viva con Agua in Hamburg. In the Interview Benz talks about her Art, her connection to the social work of VcA, Millerntor Gallery and Uganda.

Julia Benz worked together with Goethe Institut and Editude Pictures on a project in Sudan: Yalla! Khartoum 2014

The project series “Yalla!” wants to foster cultural exchange between German and Sudanese youth cultures & arts and furthermore establish a forum to give young people the chance to express themselves through artistic and creative activities. Sudan is mostly represented negatively in the international media which only focuses on conflict zones. “Yalla!” aims to change the representation of Sudan in the media through a vivid cooperation and the promotion of local cultural scenes.

Kurzdokumentation ‚Everything Amazing – Nobody Happy‘ über die Künstlerin Julia Benz

Painting, the process and what actually happens before the work is complete.

Julia Benz is a young painter who has been living in Berlin for two years now. Painting is the center of her life. After several exhibits outside the capital, she is now preparing for her first solo exhibition at the Urban Spree gallery in Berlin. One person, one exhibit and everything in between.

Andreas Lamoth and Frederic Leitzke from editude pictures, a film production company from Berlin, accompanied Julia Benz and her work with the canvas in the two weeks leading up to the start of her exhibition, in order to record a very important part of her artistic work: the process.

The short documentary “Everything Amazing – Nobody Happy” focuses on the weeks leading up to the opening. Especially those moments when not everything is going smoothly, when self-doubt takes over, were caught on film and create an intensive portrait of the creative process of Julia Benz.