Julian Khol (b.1979 in Vienna, Austria) lives and works in Cologne and Vienna. Khol studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf.

 

The three-dimensional gilded copper lines of the sculptures, which in their purest form come from a cast-iron base, manifest the artist's intuition and describe a visual realization of human thought. The material is brought to life by seemingly never-stopping lines climbing along abstract paths but still - in a perfect equilibrium - never colliding. The central narrative of the sculptures is the tendency to instinctively hyper-aestheticize one's own reality. Through active repression and euphemism, negative experiences become ephemeral and positive aspects are brought into the mental focus. Crucial for Khol, however, is the acceptance of reality and the associated dysfunctionality. He is convinced that this is the true art to master. The artist sculpturally visualized this phenomenon in a personalized language. 

 

Selected exhibitions include: Museum Glaspalast Augsburg (2017), Salon der Gegenwart Hamburg (2016), Osthaus Museum Hagen (2016), Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Wien (2005).