Julia Gruner, Grenadine Void, 2023, UV print on textile wallpaper, 400 x 880 cm
The centrepiece of Julia Gruner's first solo exhibition "Entropic Motion" at Galerie Judith Andreae is a nine-metre-long mural work in the gallery's right-hand room, which features a greatly enlarged scan of everyday, coloured household liquids and objects such as washing powder, shampoo, food colouring, cling film, mouthwash, cooking oil and cleaning gloves. These powders, liquids and pastes, which in their actual function serve quite different purposes, react with each other and mix on the surface of the scanner to form an abstract image.
Julia Gruner (*1984 in Lüdenscheid) studied fine arts at the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 2010 to 2015 with Prof. Katharina Grosse, from whom she graduated as a master student in 2015. After graduating, she took part in international artist-in-residence programmes and received numerous prizes and scholarships. In addition to solo shows at the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster 2016; the Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid 2018 or at the St. Agnes Church, Cologne 2022, the artist participated in group exhibitions, such as Galeria Municipal do Porto 2019; PEAC Museum, Freiburg 2020 or 2021 & 2023 in the show "Die GROSSE" at the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf. From October, her works can be seen at Kunststiftung Rainer Wild, Heidelberg and from December at Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven. The exhibition "Entropic Motion" at Galerie Judith Andreae is the artist's first solo show at the gallery. Julia Gruner lives and works in Cologne.