In her paintings, Julia Rothmund deals with the portrayal of light.
The images depict empty interiors. The image section varies between large interiors with openings that allow the observer to see the rooms behind them or narrow corners of rooms that evoke a certain intimacy.
Bright daylight enters the rooms through openings like windows, doors or wall penetrations. The ensuing blazing light reflexes are a contrast to dark, shadowed areas in the interior.
Julia Rothmund purposely chooses the empty space. Neither people nor objects appear in it. She makes light the protagonist on the stage of the painting instead.
In several scumbles, Rothmund layers different shades of colours which makes the light cones on the wall area light up in diverse iridescent tones.
The most fascinating aspect of the potentiality of light is that it, by its very nature, increases the intensity of the colour to such an extent that even an empty room is filled with life.
Contrary to the visual overstimulation, velocity and loudness of today´s world, Julia Rothmann creates a counter-image of reverent silence ? partly harmoniously pensive, but also alarmingly quiet - through the focus on colour and light in an empty room.
Julia Rothmund (born in Bühl in 1981) studied at Düsseldorf Arts Academy under Prof. Herbert Brandl (master pupil).
lives und works in Düsseldorf (Germany)
born in Bühl/Baden
sponsorship award for art, Akademie Schloss Rothenfels
studies of Graphic Design at Mainz University of Applied Sciences
studies of Painting at Düsseldorf Arts Academy under Prof. Herbert Brandl (master pupil)
art scholarship, Friedrich Schneider Foundation, Neuss
atelier scholarship, Kulturbahnhof Eller
mfi AG scholarship, Essen
IMPULSE 20, IMPULSE GALERIE Christian Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
Kulturstiftung Wasserburg Haus zum Haus, Ratingen
exhibition accompanying the atelier scholarship, Kulturbahnhof Eller
"Licht im Raum Serie Illenau", Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
"Illenau Serie 2", Kunstverein Recklinghausen
"Zwischen Innen und Außen", Kunstverein das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria
exhibition accompanying the mfi scholarship for art, Markus Ambach Projekte, Düsseldorf
"Serie Beelitz", Galerie Christian Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
Kunstpreis »junger westen« 2013, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
IMPULSE 20 catalogue, IMPULSE GALERIE Christian Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
"JULIA ROTHMUND" catalogue, Galerie Christian Löhrl