August 2, 2009, to October 15, 2009
Julius Weiland’s work oscillates between object and sculpture, he shifts between a multitude of different materials, such as glass, plastic or neon tubes, and is engaged in video art. The 38 years old, German artist has been honored at the Coburg Glass Prize and gained the Jutta Cuny-Franz Supporting Award 2007. He had his breakthrough when he started creating large-sc ale objects by fusing industrially produced glass tubes from laboratory equipment suppliers. Beat Wismer, general director of the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, about Weiland: “The resultant objects deal with chaos and order as main topic. They s tand out for their surprising variety, the serial arrangement creating both, tension and emotion.”
Julius Weiland was born 1971 in Lübeck. He studied industrial design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg with Ann Wolf and Katsuhito Nishikawa. During his studies he followed a practical training in glass making at an industrial glass manufacturer in Sweden and got a scholarship for the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle. He gained an international reputation among glass artists in 1999, when he was taking part in “Frischglas” (fresh glass), a group exhibition featuring modern glass art. Today, his objects are to be found in important museums worldwide.
Art historian Helena Horn from Cologne writes about one of Weiland’s glass tube objects: “It is a classic of timeless beauty. The design is of purist delicacy and magnificent simplicity that makes the object appear to float in mid air and to shine within itself.”
Recent works by Julius Weiland will be displayed from August 2, 2009, to October 15, 2009, at the new exhibition entitled “Weiss” (White) at the Galerie B, Glas der Gegenwart in Sinzheim Baden-Baden.
The opening speech is given by Bettina Tschumi, curator of Lausanne’s Mudac Design Museum.
Land of the Free, ca. 90 x 120 x 120 cm, Kunststoff, Stahl, lackiert, 2009
Relief I ca. 120 x 120 x 6 cm, MDF, lackiert, 2009
Relief II ca. 130 x 100 x 4 cm, MDF, lackiert, 2009
Paravant II 90 x 18 x 45 cm, Glas, 2009