Wohnung Lauxtermann – Residency
We are pleased to announce that the first residency will go to Berlin-based artist Julie Mia.
In the flat of the master baker Josef Lauxtermann (Fürstenwall 74) members of the Düsseldorf resistance group met from the beginning of the Second World War to discuss politics and plan how the city could be handed over to the Allies. This is where the „Aktion Rheinland“ was organised. The exhibition and residency project WOHNUNG LAUXTERMANN, conceived by Galerie 3AP, enables young artists to use the premises at Fürstenwall 74 for their own work and projects to bring this historic address back into the active life of the city.
Julie Mia always remains connected to the work, especially to the material. Many of her works are created over a period of several years. Her art is reservedly shy, sometimes even obscure. She cautiously probes encounters with her own inner self and other people; traced in the analogue world, even more so in the digital. Her paintings usually appear very delicate and watercolour-like despite the strong oil colours. The delicacy in the pictorial effect runs counter to the rough painting process, in which dried layers of paint are sanded off in order to be painted over and over again. She studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design and the Camberwell College of Arts in London as well as the Villa Arson in Nice and has been assistant to Céline, Heiner and Aeneas Bastian since 2017.