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    Large wall drawing, 2010
    6 speakers, audio, wires, MP3 player, black pigment
    Dimensions variables
    unique artwork
    CNAP
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Window, 2010
    1 speaker, wirez, audio, CD player, amplifier
    diamètre : 11 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Behind, 2010
    Print on paper, 2 speakers, wires, MP3 player, 4 nails, 4 bulldog clips, iron thread
    (47 x 48 cm) x 2
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Volcanoes, 2010
    3 video screens, wires
    environ 55 x 27 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Pluie, 2010
    Video screen, glass, stone, speaker, wires, audio, MP3 player
    installation environ 33 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
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    Printemps (vert, rouge, jaune), 2010
    3 bowls, pigments, water, speaker, MP3 player, wires, audio
    installation, environ 33 cm
    unique artwork
    Maija & Nina Julius
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Stonegarden (monochrome), 2010
    Stones, 1 speaker, MP3 player, wires, audio
    dimensions environ 110 x 110 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Large Stonegarden (monochrome), 2010
    Stones, 3 speakers, MP3 player, wires, audio
    environ 165 x 165 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Tableaux (still life n°1), 2010
    Plastic glass, light, polystyrene,pigments, bark, paper, pliers, MP3 player,wires, iron, pencil seashell, stones, bowls, tea strainer, match, bone, spoon, dust
    environ 42 x 79 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Uenopark 1, 2010
    Video screen, carboard, bowl
    30 x 41,5 x 3 cm
    unique artwork
    Collection privée
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Red Moving, 2010
    Japanese bowls, speakers, audio wires, MP3 player, amplifier, red pigment, light
    dimensions variables
    unique artwork
    Maija & Nina Julius
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Stonefield A, 2009
    29 speakers, stone dust, MP3 player, wires, audio
    43 x 43 x 3 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Blue (Yellow), 2009
    2 melamine bowls, 1 speaker with blue pigment, yellow washing up liquid gelified, MP3 player
    installtion environ 28 x 17 x 6 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Raining, 2009
    2 video screens, 2 speakers
    Dimension variable
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    AIR, 2009
    speakers dispersed on the building Manny, Coupechoux Company, audio
    dimensions variables
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Line (black), 2009
    5 hanging speakers, wires, audio, black pigment, amplifier, CD, CD player
    environ 270 x 30 x 600 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Island (dirt), 2009
    Speakers, glass, wood, dirt, gravels, MP3 player, wires
    diamètre environ 130 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Water drawings, 2008-2010
    2 video projectors, paper, wire, nails, clips, plywood, steeled trestle
    Installation environ 210 x 300 cm
    unique artwork
    Frac Languedoc Roussillon
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Small stones singing, 2008
    2 Stones, , 2 speakers, wires,CD player, audio
    installation environ 10 x 20 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Broken piece (ash), 2008
    Clay pot, speaker, clay dust, MP3 player, amplifier
    26 x 26 x 14 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    For the clouds (fishes), 2008
    Speaker, blue pigment, wires, MP3 player
    Dimensions variables
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Rocks Landscape, 2008
    2 Stones, 4 speakers painted with airbrush, wires, MP3 player, audio
    Dimensions variables
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Ash (Desert), 2007
    Bowl, ash, speaker, audio
    diamètre 10 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Brown Bag, 2007
    Paperbag, pepper, speaker, audio
    installation environ 40 x 50 x 10 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Frogxx, 2007
    Two stones, rust, speakers, wires, audio
    dimensions variables
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Island (Takashima), 2007
    White bowl, stone, water, speaker, audio
    Diamètre : 10 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Three Large Bowls, 2007
    Two woks, pepper and ash, inkprint on paper, 2 speakers, audio, acrylglass, wires, CD player
    Installation environ 120 x 70 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Two iron with tiny holes (flute), 2007
    2 sheets of Iron, black pigment, 2 speakers,audio, CD player, wires
    1m x 1m (x2), trou de 2 mm de diamètre, épaisseur de chaque place : 4 mm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Corner Piece, 2006
    Print on paper
    20 x 20 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Stonefield B, 2006
    37 stones, 2 speaker, MP3 player, wires, audio
    55 x 55 x 9 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Untitled (1), 2005
    Ink on paper
    26,5 X 33,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Untitled (6), 2005
    Ink on paper
    26,5 X 33,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Untitled (10), 2005
    Ink on paper
    26,5 X 33,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Untitled (11), 2005
    Ink on paper
    26,5 X 33,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Untitled (13), 2005
    Ink on paper
    26,5 X 33,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Untitled (no(h) music), 2005
    Numeric print on paper
    74 X 54 cm
    unique artwork
    Artothèque du Limousin
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Untitled (micro tonal cello piece), 2005
    Numeric print on paper
    74 X 54 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Untitled (cello), 2005
    Numeric print on paper
    74 X 54 cm
    unique artwork
    Artothèque du Limousin
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  • Rolf Julius

    Stonefield C, 2004
    24 stones, 1 speaker, MP3 player, wires, audio
    65 x 56 x 12 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    New Zikada, 2004
    speaker, paper, nail, wire, CD player, audio CD
    dimensions variables
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Silent music, 2004
    14 inkjet prints
    282 x 133,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Wide plain, 2003/2006
    60 inkjet prints on paper
    each pannel 182 cm x 182 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Swimming, 1999
    2 bowls, water, 2 speakers, wires, CD player, audio
    Installation 40 x 10 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Swimming, 1999
    2 bowls, water, 2 speakers, wires, CD player, audio
    Installation 40 x 10 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Swimming, 1999
    2 bowls, water, 2 speakers, wires, CD player, audio
    Installation 40 x 10 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Swimming, 1999
    2 bowls, water, 2 speakers, wires, CD player, audio
    Installation 40 x 10 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Black listens to red, 1999
    42 inkjet prints on paper
    226 x 207 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Untitled (1), 1996
    ink on tracing paper
    28 x 21 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius
  • Rolf Julius

    Dos 1, 1978-2008
    Ink print on paper (exhibition presentation : sheet of glass, 3 nails)
    28,8 x 32,4 cm
    unique artwork
    Rolf Julius

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Biography

Rolf Julius was born in 1939 in northern Germany, where he received classical training in the fine arts. In the late 1970s, he gradually discovered certain contemporary composers (in particular La Monte Young, at festivals and on the radio), and became increasingly involved in acoustic performances which he gave in public parks and at alternative venues. In the early 1980s, Rolf Julius was thus already laying the foundations for a body of work in which acoustic space--sound--would have priority. In various experimental ways he explored the possibilities offered by sound broadcasting techniques, but even at this early stage (and this would be a constant factor in his approach) the works were developing with an on-going concern for the relationship with the space of the world, and with nature.
The years 1983-1984 marked a significant moment in Rolf Julius's life. He went to live in New York, where he met most of the important artists and composers involved with the experimental avant-garde, in particular John Cage, but Takehisa Kosugi, too, who would henceforth be a veritable master for him. The company he kept during that period of intellectual and artistic ferment in the United States enabled Julius to compare his own short personal history with the history that had been taking shape on the far side of the Atlantic for more than 20 years. His work was now no longer isolated, and as soon as he was back in Europe, it found a new audience. But it was in Japan that his work would be very swiftly recognized and given an enthusiastic welcome. In Japan, the artist was regularly invited for both concert-performances and exhibitions, where he had a chance to show his drawings and sculptures. But his relationship with Japan was no coincidence: there is in Julius Rolf's work an extreme preoccupation with formal precision and elegance, which also has to do with the place that the void occupies in his works. (Here we can see an obvious link with classical Japanese culture. The connection with the contemporary period recurs in his way of incorporating wood and everyday kitchen receptacles as sound diffusers, but above all through the many opportunities offered him to install his "small music". (Small Music is the overall title that the artist gives to his work as a whole in these traditional gardens).
Julius's work was shown for the first time in France in 1980, in Paris (Music for the eyes, l'ARC, City of Paris Museum of Modern Art), then at the La Criée Art Centre in Rennes (1988); the artist has also been regularly exhibited in Grenoble (Broken Music, Le Magasin, 1989-1900), Lyon (Musique en scène, 1996), Dijon (FRAC Bourgogne, 2001) and Paris (Lara Vincy Gallery, 1997 and 2002) in solo shows, and at contemporary music festivals. The largest ever exhibition of his work was at the FRAC Limousin in 2003. His works are in many public French collections.