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Julian Voss-Andreae

Agave Dreams

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Julian Voss-Andreae is a German sculptor who lives in Portland. He says about his profession, "Contemporary technology is ushering in a new era for sculpture, comparable perhaps only to the invention of metal casting during antiquity. In my work, I draw cutting-edge approaches from very diverse fields to reimagine the ancient art of figurative sculpture."

This can clearly be seen in “Agave Dreams" (painted and polished stainless steel; 10' x 12' x 6'; 2015), on the campus of Texas Tech University, which depicts a female figure, kneeling on the earth with outstretched hands touching the ground. Sheltered between her hands grows a live agave, a plant with a history of deep significance to the native peoples in the area. Through her gesture of blessing the plant, “Agave Dreams” encourages us to question our attitude toward nature and the entire web of life.

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Julian Voss-Andreae

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Contemporary technology is ushering in a new era for sculpture, comparable perhaps only to the invention of metal casting during antiquity. In my work, I draw cutting-edge approaches from very diverse fields to reimagine the ancient art of figurative sculpture. My goal is to convey elements of our spiritual essence and open our eyes to the miraculous nature of the underlying nature of reality.

I started out as a painter in my youth and later switched to physics. I studied at the universities of Berlin and Edinburgh, and did my graduate research participating in a seminal experiment probing the foundations of quantum physics in one of the world's leading research groups at the University of Vienna. My science training enables me to take advantage of the latest technologies to achieve my artistic visions. But most importantly, my firsthand experience of the enigmatic nature of reality has provided me with key cultural insights, informing my path ever since.

Contrary to our strongly held prejudices about the workings of the universe, there simply is no ‘reality’ out there that is independent of us. Similarly, the divide we perceive between us and the rest of our world turns out to be an illusion. Ultimately, we cannot separate ourselves from each other and the rest of the universe, both in a physical sense as well as when it comes to our actions. My work is a reminder of our fundamental connectedness, giving tangible expression to the vital paradigm shift from Newtonian separation to a renewed connection with Nature.”

Julian Voss-Andreae (born 15 August 1970) is a German sculptor based in Portland, Oregon.

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