until 14.05. | #3426ARTatBerlin | lorch + seidel contemporary shows from 14. April 2022 in temporary showroom at aquabitArt (Auguststraße 35) the exhibition with paintings and glass objects by the artist Julius Weiland.
Julius Weiland’s latest paintings revolve around the architecture of the 1960s and 1970s – in particular socialist modernism and socalled Brutalism. The fascination aroused by these buildings lies in the logical rigor of their design language, as well as in their impression of hyperbole, which appears so alien today. The painterly interpretation does not however betray which era is being invoked. Abstraction and altered coloration give rise to new architectures that seem as contemporary as they seem utopian. Facades are disaggregated into small areas of color, and spaces presented in dramatic perspectives.
Contrasting with all of this are Julius Weiland’s glass objects, whose soft organic shapes and mellow colors are reminiscent of the natural world. Allusions to moods and natural phenomena, they elude all semantic explicitness. Linking them element to the paintings, evidently, is composition – the merging of forms and colors into coherent unities. Forms that grow from the inside out are suggestive of the primordial and endlessly transformative powers of nature.
Julius Weiland (born in Lübeck/DE in 1971) studied design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. In 1998, he received a student scholarship for the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood/US-WA. He lives in Berlin. Julius Weiland’s works are shown, among others, in Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Würth Collection, Künzelsau, DE; Museum Kunstpalast, Glas-Museum Hentrich, Düsseldorf; Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, DE; Notojima Glass Art Museum, Notojima, JP; MusVerre, Sars-Poteries, FR; Glass Museum Ebeltoft, DK; Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, NL; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld-Lette, DE; Frederiksberg Museum, DK and Museum Ulm, DE.
Exhibition dates: Thursday, 14. April to Saturday, 14. May 2022 – Tue – Sat 1:00 to 7:00 pm and by appointment
Reception with the artist: Friday, 22 April 2022 – 6 to 9 pm
Special opening on Weekend: Friday, 29. April to Sunday, 1. May 2022 – noon to 9:00 pm
WHERE: lorch+seidel temporary showroom at aquabitArt, Auguststraße 35 – 10119 Berlin-MitteTo the Gallery
Image caption title: Julius Weiland, Wandelhalle, Oil on canvas, H x W | 100 x 110 cm | 39.4 x 43.3 inches, 2022
Exhibition Julius Weiland – lorch + seidel contemporary | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin