70 x 50 cm
With her distinctive style, Julia Benz embodies the painting of a new generation. She rigorously resists the coolness and rationality in art, which follows a strict formalism and is underpinned by a theoretical context. With an assertive directness she demands a new, expressive freedom of painting.
In her mostly large-format works Julia Benz manages to create exciting and complex worlds full of dynamics. Abstract resolutions of concrete forms and self-confident colour combinations play an important role. „For me, colours are emotions. They shock and fascinate me at the same time. And also they constantly challenge me to mediate between the dominance of colours and the sensuality of painting.“ This ambivalence serves her as inspiration in the working process, in which layers are superimposed, surfaces are continued, supplemented or completely dissolved.
Julia Benz studied free painting at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art and at the Berlin University of the Arts and graduated as a master student in painting. She lives and works in Berlin.