FIRE WITH FIRE
Julius von Bismarck
*1983 in Germany
In the light of recent climate changes, Julius von Bismarck questions how we view nature. He creates the aesthetic power in his works with an interplay of scientific and artistic perspectives. This change in perspective is characteristic of his installations, photographs, performances, sculptures and videos. Julius von Bismarck is always on the look-out for forms of perception that offer alternatives to our customary viewing habits, provoking thought. Due to the contrast of scientific and artistic perspectives, he disconnects nature and technology, and creates unusual images that have never been seen before. His visual processing of natural phenomena depicts them faithfully as devastating and enormous forces. Even so, the beholder cannot escape the infinite beauty that can always be found in the calamity, in spite of his indignant enjoyment. This contrast is particularly apparent in Fire with Fire.
Julius von Bismarck participated in the group exhibition entitled Nowness Experiments: The Mesh at the K11 Art Foundation in Shanghai in 2019, among other things, and in the group exhibition Nature in Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) in Krakow, Poland. For more information on Julius von Bismarck, visit http://juliusvonbismarck.com.