Julia Benz – Whirlwind – Fousion Gallery

Julia Benz

Julia Benz, born in 1988, is a German painter and mural artist. Benz studied painting in Düsseldorf and Berlin where she continues to live and work. Julia Benz has partaken in numerous urban muralism projects and collaborated with central figures of the street art movement. Her studio work consequently incorporates traces of urban canvas techniques and sensibilities, and thus has been exhibited in galleries affiliated to the urban art scene and in international contemporary art contexts alike. While many of her contemporaries aim to transgress toward the traditions of modern painting from an urban art background, Benz departs in the opposite direction.


A bottomless cosmos of color

Her inspiration comes from a variety of sources while nature, abstraction, and outer space are some common themes. She fuses figurative to conceptual art, using diverse media on walls, canvases or even boats.Her masterful use of living colors has become her trademark and her obsession, as she believes, that each shade of color correspond to a different emotion.

Julia creates her abstract dissolution by overlapped layers into a bottomless cosmos of color. As this happens without a strict pre-conception or composition, it leaves space for interpretation with a deep trust in the process, that characterizes her work. 


Show artworks
Exhibitions
2020
2019
  • district 13 International Art Fair – art fair with Fousion Gallery, Paris
  • Aporias – group show at Mirus Gallery, San Francisco
  • Technicolor – group show at Galerie Zimmerling&Jungfleisch, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Urvanity Art Fair– art fair with Fousion Gallery, Madrid
  • Catharsis – solo show at Galerie Gerken, Berlin, Germany
2018
  • ProAbstract  – group show at Swinton Gallery, Madrid
  • Helsinki Urban Art – Murals Pasila, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Helsinki, Finnland
  • Tao Hua Tan Spring Residency – Artist Painting Residency in Shanghai, Xuancheng, China
  • Best of Galerie Gerken – group show at Galerie Gerken, Berlin, Germany
2017
  • Natural Space – group show at Galerie Gerken, Berlin, Germany)
  • Roule Petit Ougandais – group show at Kolly Gallery, Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Not my Monkeys, Not my Circus – solo show at Fousion Gallery, Barcelona
  • Knotenpunkt 17 – group show at Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg
  • Nice to meet you too – group show at Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne
  • In a while Crocodile – solo show at Plastic Murs, Valencia, Spain
  • What the Weekend is Gallery – The Art Union – group show at Alte Münze, Berlin
2016
  • Bonbons und Bier – group show at Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg
  • Jim Avignon – Rendevouz der Freunde – group show at Schacher – Raum für Kunst, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Don´t hug me. I´m scared – solo show at Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne
  • What the Weekend is Gallery – group show The Art Union at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
2015
  • Art.Fair Cologne – art fair with Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne
  • Lost in Trainstation – solo show at Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg
  • Art Copenhagen – art fair with Heliumcowboy Artspace, Copenhagen
  • Millerntor Gallery #5 – group show at Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg
  • Scope Art Basel – art fair with Heliumcowboy Artspace, Basel
  • 60 Jahre Kunst – group show at Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg
  • Das eigene Ich – group show at Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg
2014
  • Window Seat – solo show at Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne
  • Down by Law – solo show at Eichblatt Gallery, Berlin
  • Knotenpunkt 2014 – group show at Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg
  • Millerntor Gallery #4 – group show at St. Pauli Stadion, Hamburg
  • Project M/4 – group show at Urban Nation, Berlin
  • Community Clash 3 — group show at Artconnect Berlin, Berlin
2013
  • Everything Amazing – Nobody Happy – solo show at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
  • The Circle Show — group show at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
  • Millerntor Gallery – Overtime — group show at Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg
  • Millerntor Gallery #3 — group show at St. Pauli Stadion, Hamburg
  • Spring Broken — solo show at Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne
2012
  • Blooom Art Fair – with Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne
  • Give it a second – It´s going to Space – group show at Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne
References
2015
  • Yalla! Go paint Khartoum! – project organisation and workshop, Goethe Institut Sudan, Khartoum
2014
  • Yalla! Go paint Khartoum! – project organisation and workshop, Goethe Institut Sudan, Khartoum
Murals
2019
  • Malachite Mural – 15 x 8 m, wallpaint and aerosol on house facade for Metropolink Festival Heidelberg (Germany)
2016
  • Ferro 30 Mural – 16 x 12 m, Collaboration work with Kera for UFAM Ruhr Langestr. 13, Dortmund (Germany)
2015
  • WeLoveYouganda – Mural at National Theater Kampala with Millerntor Gallery and Viva con Agua, Kampala (Uganda)
  • Yalla Mural for WestART, WDR, Düsseldorf (Germany)