"My background in physics and the research I participated in, allowed me to catch a glimpse of just how bizarre and strange the nature of reality really is."
Julian Voss-Andreae studied physics and philosophy at the Universities of Berlin, Edinburgh and Vienna. After completing his graduate research in quantum physics, Voss-Andreae moved to the United States. Since graduating from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2004, Voss-Andreae has been creating sculptural works directly influenced by his background in science and technology. Seeing the human subject through the lens of science has allowed him to imagine completely novel and contemporary approaches to the ancient art of figurative sculpture. Inspired by quantum physics, Voss-Andreae developed one of his signature styles of sculpture where the human figure has volume and weight when viewed from one angle and almost completely disappears at another.
He has continued to develop his work in new and exciting ways using cutting-edge technology. His work has been featured in print and broadcast media worldwide and video clips featuring his sculptures have gone viral with several millions of views. Institutional commissions include multiple large-scale outdoor monuments, including for The Scripps Research Institute, Rutgers University, the University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as numerous public works for private developments and international commissions. Voss-Andreae recently won the prestigious CodaWorx award for public sculpture.