JULIUS HOFMANN, born in 1983, lives in Leipzig. His work deals with the representation of space and surface in the digital age and includes figurative and abstract painting, drawings, collages and computer-animated films.
Recent solo shows: Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Discovery Committee Art Brüssel (2019), Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig and Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam (2018).
Selected group exhibitions: Espronceda, Barcelona, Bacva Gallery, Zagreb (2019) and G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig (2017
KINO DER KUNST 2020
Might of Young Engines II
DEU 2018, 21’22’’, ENGLISCH/ENGLISH
A never-ending apocalyptic rainstorm like in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, a red cape like in Nicolas Roegs’ Don’t Look Now. Hardcore policemen dance in the city’s hip nightclub as a crime story unfolds, complete with nocturnal helicopter searches and a red Cinderella shoe providing the decisive clue. Using low-fi animation that celebrates graphic errors and compression artifacts, Hofmann’s post-human antiheroes join forces in a dark hard-boiled thriller where the secret enemy is the perfection of the CGI-generated “flatness” aesthetic.