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JULIUS HOFMANN

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Continuing an avant-gardist research path, oriented toward the latest contemporary developments, Plan X gallery presents the German artist Julius Hofmann for the first time in a solo show in Italy.
Purple Haze is a celebration of the pictorial medium through the narration of possibilities. The scenarios represented by Hofmann are liminal, they seem overseas, but with clear references to European culture, underlining the universal potential of pictorial language. This potential is best highlighted by the palette used by the artist: simple and dark, if not for shades of purple halfway between Veri Peri and Digital Lavender, colors that are increasingly going to characterize the metaphysical scenarios of the internet aesthetic at ports of the Web 3.0.

Hofmann's works are clearly influenced by the computer graphics of the last century's latest years. The subjects, borrowed especially from the metaphysics of digital worlds, arise from compositions of elementary forms that return strong visual references to the aesthetics of post-internet and gaming art. Beyond his more traditional training, Hofmann is a multimedia artist who has started experimenting with native digital practices in recent years and despite this, it is the digital that influences his painting and not the other way around.

As said earlier, even his landscapes, like the colors and aesthetics, are universal. Even the works that have clear references to the European culture, such as Mea Culpa, Italo, and Fraü Mit Kätzchen, which respectively are references to religion, clubbing and traditional compositions of classical and Renaissance Italian painting, speak to a broader audience. As well as Wip N.n, Wip Mitgutsch, and Erase seem to describe scenes more typical of North American culture, and have become part of Western culture on a large scale.

The leitmotif of all the author's works is therefore the narration of scenes of everyday life that indeed speak to a wide-ranging audience and open a discussion on our habits, on the contemporary world that we often live distractedly as represented in Lurking Teen.

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INSTALL SHOTS:
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ARTWORKS:
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Julius Hofmann
Rambling 2022
Acrylic on linen

70 x 90 cm

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Julius Hofmann
Sorrow, 2022
Acrylic on linen

120 x 80 cm

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Julius Hofmann
Arctic, 2022
Acrylic on linen

80 x 80 cm

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Julius Hofmann

Lurking Teen M, 2022

Acrylic on linen

80 x 60 cm

Julius Hofmann

Italo, 2022

Acrylic on linen

130 x 90 cm

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Julius Hofmann

Lurking Teen M, 2022

Acrylic on linen

120 x 190 cm

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Julius Hofmann

Italo, 2022

Acrylic on linen

130 x 90 cm

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Julius Hofmann

Mea Culpa XL, 2022

Acrylic on linen

290 x 190 cm

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Julius Hofmann

Mea Culpa M, 2022

Acrylic on linen

190 x 120 cm

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Julius Hofmann

Mea Culpa S, 2022

Acrylic on linen

120 x 80 cm

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Julius Hofmann

Vertigini, 2022

Acrylic on linen

90 x 130 cm

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Julius Hofmann

Erase, 2022

Acrylic on linen

60 x 40 cm