Julius Bockelt, born in 1986, has been fascinated by the limits of perception since his early youth. Sounds, vibrations, waves, interferences, but also the anatomy of clouds plunge him into abysses of contemplation. At the Goldstein studio in Frankfurt, where he has found an ideal setting for his protean work, he converts his observations and research into poetic proposals. Whether through drawing, photography, acoustic creations or performances in which he explores the properties of soap bubbles, Bockelt addresses our infantile capacity to be astonished by scientific phenomena.
Recently included in the collections of the Musée national d’art moderne (Pompidou), he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Museum Folkwang in Essen in 2018 and his work has been included in exhibitions at a number of international institutions such as MoNa (Australia), the Guandong Museum of Modern art (China), and the Maison rouge (Paris).
Now represented by christian berst art brut, a set of drawings had been shown in 2020 in the group exhibition in abstracto, while this is his first monographic exhibition in at the gallery.
A member of the renowned Goldstein workshop in Germany, this young artist is fascinated by the limits of perception. In his work, sounds, vibrations, waves and interferences are rendered visible. Bringing together observation and poetry, network structures emerge and create striking optical illusions. Exhibited in a gallery for the first time in 2020, Julius Bockelt has already been offered a monographic exhibition at the Folkwang Museum in Essen and has been presented at the Museum of Everything (London), the Maison rouge (Paris) and the MoNa in Brierdale (Australia).