Julia Jansen

WORKS

ARTIST

Julia Jansen

Every time we look at a painting by Julia Jansen, we can observe ourselves as ‘seeing’, but perhaps equally as ‘deceived’. The latest works of the 2022 series of “Tropics & Figures” already refer in the title to something not clearly defined. With the tropics is meant here more than a climatic zone, because at most the backgrounds refer to it. What is meant here is the tropus (also the trope, plural tropes), which in rhetoric is an umbrella term for certain classes of rhetorical figures, i.e. stylistic devices. Thus, the figures shown are allegories, such as “the noble lie,” “the fact,” “the compromise,” etc.
The figures stand on a second level in front of the background, which depicts palm trees, beach and sea. In addition, the artist combines small-format images of colorful birds: Parrots and budgies.

Of course, the motifs of the pictures all come from reality, but here reality points to something doubtful. This silent world, where everything is almost natural, where one should not ask too many questions, obviously comes rather from the half-world of dreams. The subtle imbalance of the images is achieved with very few details. Did we see this half dream or dream this seen? The fictional seems as real as the factual here. Reality is perhaps more a mixture of the two after all. A picture, in order to be a picture, must show something on its surface that is not present at that point itself.

Every picture is thus a visible contradiction of presence and absence. The painting of Julia Jansen, however, is present and present. It offers itself to the looking eye and provides a sense that only images can communicate. This arises from the visibility of the image and therefore concerns the visual perceptive faculty of man. The peculiar fascination of Julia Jansen’s paintings perhaps stems from the fact that they are about seeing itself. Her paintings are of course material, but at the same time they are dematerializations that transform an object into pure visibility.

BIOGRAPHY

1972
born in Bonn, Germany

1995
School of the Art Institute, Chicago, USA

1997
6 x 6, workshop, Kaliningrad, Russia

1993-1998
Studies at the Städelschule – University of Fine Arts, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1997-1998
Slade School, UCL, London, UK

1999
Master student of Prof. Thomas Bayrle

2000
Acquisition price, Museo del’ Arte Contemporanea, La Spezia, Italy

1999-2001
de Ateliers, Amsterdam/Netherlands

Lives and works near Cologne, Germany.

Scholarships // Awards

1997
Erasmus Scholarship, UCL, UK

1999
de Ateliers scholarship, Amsterdam, NL

2000
purchase price, Premio del Golfo, La Spezia, I

2004
Promotion Award of the State of NRW for young artists

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020s

2021
Easymagic123, Kunstverein Offenbach, KUNST IM KOMM, mit Bettina Sellmann

2020
Sweet Nothing Sweet, K.I.S.S. – Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen e.V.
EASYMAGIC123, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen und Düsseldorf
Hunger nach Bildern, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln

2010s

2019
Stubenausstellung 19, Kunstraum Dietz, Köln

2018
Stubenausstellung 18, Kunstraum Dietz, Köln

Shirley Lumina Claire, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln

2017
Alles! Geben, B. Emsbach, C. Mayer, S. Mann, J. Jansen, V. Stanojev ua., art tempi communications, Köln
200 Jahre Städelschule- 200 Künstler, Galerie Perpetuel, Frankfurt a.M.

2016
Thomas Buck, Julia Jansen, Ulrich Meister, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt a.M.
Delusions of landscape, Galerie Christa Burger, München

Julia Jansen, Internistisch-kardiologische Gemeinschaftspraxis Westend, Frankfurt a.M.

2015
maria anisimowa, sevda chkoutova, julia jansen, enrico nagel, roland schappert, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankurt a.M.

Julia Jansen, DEAR FUTURE ME, Brussels, BEL

nach dem Leben ohne Zeit, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt a.M.

2014
kleine Formate, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt a.M.
Stubenausstellung, Volksgartenstraße 26, Köln
20 Jahre WeldeKunstpreis –Eine Retrospektive, Stadtgalerie Mannheim

2013
Hasenmilch, Galerie Christa Burger, München
Stubenausstellung, Kunstraum Dietz, Köln

Gloria Ozeana America, Städtisches Museum Engen

2012
Stubenausstellung, Kunstraum Dietz, Köln
kleine formate, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt a.M.

Julia Jansen, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln

licht und liebe, Galerie Martia Detterer, Frankfurt a.M.

2011
Stubenausstellung, Kunstraum Dietz, Köln
Gästezimmer, Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt a.M.

2010

kleine Formate, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt a. M., Deutschland

2000s

2008

Geiz und Grausamkeit, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland, mit Julia Huebner (solo)

My Generation – 2, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

2007

Galerie Thomas Rehbein, Köln, Deutschland (solo)

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair 2007, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln, Deutschland

2006

I love Landwirtschaft, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland (solo)

Julia Jansen und Matti Braun, Ehem. Reichsabtei Aachen-Kornelimönster, Aachen, Deutschland

2005

Landleben – I love Landwirtschaft, Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn, Deutschland (solo)

Neue Bilder, Galerie S 65, Cologne, Deutschland (solo)

Julia Jansen und Matti Braun, Ehem. Reichsabtei Aachen-Korneli-Muenster, Deutschland (solo)

2004–2005

Kleine Formate, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

2004

Landschaften, Galerie S 65, Köln, Deutschland

Gruppenausstellung vom Kunsthistorischen Institut der Universität Bonn, Deutschland (solo)

Perspektiven Heutiger Malerei”, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Deutschland (solo)

2003–2004

Kleine Formate, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

2003

Foerderkoje Art Brussels, Galerie S 65, Aalst/Köln, Deutschland (solo)

Meat is murder, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland (solo)

2002–2003

Art Concern, Kortrijk, Belgien (solo)

2002

Early Works, 1998-2002, de Ateliers, Amsterdam, Niederlande

Dorothea von Stetten Preis, Kunst Museum Bonn, Deutschland

Atelierhaus Bonn, mit Julia Huebner, Deutschland (solo)

2001

Silver dreams, golden reality, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, Deutschland (solo)

Kleine Formate, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

2000

…paint on paint…, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

Premio del Golfo, La Spezia, Biennale Europea Arti Visive, Italien

Julia Jansen und Grace Ndiritu, de Ateliers, Amsterdam, Niederlande (solo)

1990s

1999

Kunststudenten stellen aus, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Deutschland (Kat.)

bon direct, Bonner Kunstverein, Deutschland (Kat.)

1998

Stuttgart, 17.7.1956-Salem (Wis.)/ USA, 3.3.1977, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

kiss ffm, KX, Kunst auf Kampnagel, Hamburg, Deutschland

rraum, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland (solo)

1997

DownTown, Staedelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland (Kat.)

6 x 6, Künstler-Workshop, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Kaliningrad, Russland (Kat.)