Julius Hofmann is a child of the media, yet as a painter he practices the import of images considered to be obsolete back to the canvas. Thus painting also represents a memory of databased images, not as an archive for them but as their reflection.
Julius Hofmann (*1983) studied under Neo Rauch and Heribert C. Ottersbach at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Since graduating in 2011 he has focused intensively on issues of picture composition and the representation of space and surfaces in the digital age – in painting and, for a number of years now, also in the medium of computer graphics and 3D animation. For Hofmann, the two artistic techniques are closely related and influence one another. Where the worlds, cities, settings, landscapes, and protagonists in the films reflect their origins in painting, Hofmann imports the style and characteristics of animation into his painting