Julius von Bismarck | Landscape Painting

Courtesy by Julius von Bismarck, Berlin; VG-Bildkunst, Bonn; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf Music: Aphex Twin

"In general, it is a beautiful sight to look at a quarry and now it has been painted on. It looks great, but it's also insanely ugly because the quarry itself is much more beautiful than any drawing you can make of it. But that's what it’s all about, showing this brutal act of appropriating a landscape set within nature.

The drawing that has now been created has a completely different beauty and at the same time an ugliness – I find that exciting. The distinction between illustration and original is blurred because I painted the illustration right on top of the original. In this way, I have created something quite beautiful, but also something horrible - this dichotomy is actually what I aim for."

Julius von Bismarck

About Julius von Bismarck

In his works Julius von Bismarck explores people’s ability to perceive, and he uses the laws of physics to challenge the way we are used to seeing things.

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