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Double rythme I - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Double rythme I is the first of a brand new series of unique medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from w...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Reflexion ritmique II - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Reflexion ritmique II is one of a brand new series of three different unique medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relie...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Reflexion ritmique I - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Reflexion ritmique I is one of a brand new series of three different unique medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Fenêtre transparente - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting panel
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Fenêtre transparente is a unique contemporary modern sculpture painting panel by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The panel effectively is a flat wooden box that hangs tightly agai...
Category

1990s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Luminosité changeante II - contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Luminosité changeante II is a unique medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from blue-painted textured woo...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Carré architectural I no. 1/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural I is the first of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ar...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Equilibre architectural I no. 1/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Equilibre architectural I is the second of two free standing contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures from the Architectural-series by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. This scu...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Carré architectural IV no. 6/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural IV is the fourth of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Acrylic, Fiberboard, Wood

Confusion ritmique III no. 9 - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Confusion ritmique III no. 9/10 is one of a series of three different medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is ma...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Confusion ritmique I no. 6 - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Confusion ritmique I no. 6/10 is one of a series of three different medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Entrelacements II - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Entrelacements II is one of a series of two different medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from wood and...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Entrelacements I - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Entrelacements I is one of a series of two different medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from wood and ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Intervalle IV 8/25 - black grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intervalle IV 8/25 is one of a series of originally four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. Currently all four ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Intervalle II 13/25 - black grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intervalle II 13/25 is one of a series of originally four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. Currently all four...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Contraste V no. 13/50 - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Contraste V is the fifth work of a series of different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. This wall sculpture is made from ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Paper

Superposition urbaine 23/30 - contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Superposition urbaine 23/30 is a medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. It is made from wood and mdf, with the front side fin...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Intersection III 12/25 - blue grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intersection III 12/25 is one of a series of originally four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. From this serie...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard, Glass

Intersection IV 12/25 - blue grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intersection IV 12/25 is one of a series of originally four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. From this series...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Intersection I 27/50 - blue grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intersection I 27/50 is one of a series of originally four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. From this series,...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Venice 4/50 - collectors box with ten black-white etching aquatint prints
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Venezia (Venice) is a unique collectors box for everyone with an interest in contemporary modern minimalist prints. This custom made box contains 10 small etching aquatint prints dep...
Category

1980s Minimalist Abstract Prints

Materials

Rag Paper, Etching, Aquatint

Amsterdam 3/50- collectors box with ten black-white etching aquatint prints
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Amsterdam is a unique collectors box for everyone with an interest in contemporary modern minimalist prints. This custom made box contains 10 small etching aquatint prints depicting ...
Category

1980s Minimalist Abstract Prints

Materials

Aquatint, Rag Paper, Etching

Bleu infini IV - contemporary modern abstract geometric watercolor painting
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Blue infini IV is a medium size contemporary modern watercolor painting by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The painting is a typical example of the artist's earlier graphic works,...
Category

1990s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

Lumière capturée - contemporary modern abstract geometric sculpture object
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Lumière capturée is a unique medium size contemporary modern abstract geometric sculpture object by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The object is made from multiple hand-cut glass...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Wood, Acrylic

Réflexion des couleurs - red yellow blue contemporary modern painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Réflexion des couleurs is a unique contemporary modern triptych sculpture painting relief just released from the private collection of French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief i...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Luminosité changeante - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Luminosité changeante I is a unique medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from blue-painted textured wood...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Carré architectural II no. 4/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural II is the second of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Carré architectural III no. 3/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural III is the third of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Acrylic, Fiberboard, Wood

Carré architectural II no. 4/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural II is the second of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Structure urbaine V - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Structure urbaine V is a medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from wood and finished with a mixture of a...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Structure urbaine V - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Structure urbaine V is a medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from wood and finished with a mixture of a...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Carré architectural IV no. 5/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural IV is the fourth of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Carré architectural V no. 5/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural V is the fifth of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ar...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Carré architectural I no. 1/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural I is the first of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ar...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Variation répétitive - black contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Variation répétitive is a unique one-of-a-kind medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from wood and finish...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Confusion ritmique III no. 6 - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Confusion ritmique III no. 6/10 is one of a series of three different medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is ma...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Confusion ritmique II - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Confusion ritmique II is one of a series of three different medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from wo...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Confusion ritmique III no. 8 - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Confusion ritmique III no. 8/10 is one of a series of three different medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is ma...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Confusion ritmique III - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Confusion ritmique III is one of a series of three different medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from w...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Rythme urbain - grey black contemporary modern modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Rythme urbain is a medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from wood and finished with a mixture of anthrac...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Architecture musicale - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Architecture musicale is the largest and most complicated contemporary modern triptych sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia so far. It has taken him nearly ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Lumière XVI - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting panel
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Lumière XVI is a unique small size modern sculpture painting panel by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The panel effectively is a small flat wooden box that hangs tightly against t...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood

Construction lineaire - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
The very last one available from an edition of 15! Construction lineaire is a medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The trip...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Acrylic

Confusion ritmique I no. 4 - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Confusion ritmique II no. 4/10 is one of a series of three different medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is mad...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Juxtaposition IV - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting panel
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Juxtaposition IV is a unique small size modern sculpture painting panel by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The panel hangs slightly free from the back wall, creating a floating vi...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Fiberboard

Intervalle III 7/25 - black grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intervalle III 7/25 is one of a series of originally four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. Currently all four...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Intervalle III 4/25 - black grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intervalle III 4/25 is one of a series of originally four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. Currently all four...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Intervalle I 25/50 - black grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intervalle I 25/50 is one of a series of originally four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. Currently all four ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

Intersection I - blue grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intersection I is one of a series of four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. This relief is made from wood, fib...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Fiberboard, Acrylic

Intersection III - blue grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intersection III is one of a series of four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. This relief is made from wood, f...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Intersection IV - blue grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intersection IV is one of a series of four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. This relief is made from wood, fi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Intersection II - blue grey contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Intersection II is one of a series of four different small size contemporary modern sculpture painting reliefs by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. This relief is made from wood, fi...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Diagonales - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Diagonales is a brand new medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. This unique one-of-a-kind diptych is made from wood with gla...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Acrylic

Carré lumineux - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré lumineux is a unique one-of-a-kind contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. This relief consists of four different sized sections mad...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Rayon lumineux - blue gold contemporary modern sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Rayon lumineux is a unique medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from two blue-painted textured wood pane...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Carré architectural III no. 4/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural III is the third of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Carré architectural III no. 5/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural III is the third of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Carré architectural triptych - set of 3 contemporary modern wall sculptures
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
This Carré architectural triptych consists of three different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures are ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Cube architectural I no. 3/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Cube architectural I is the first of two free standing contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures from the Architectural-series by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. This sculpture...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Carré architectural III no. 1/15 - contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Carré architectural III is the third of a series of six different small size contemporary modern abstract wall sculptures by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. These wall sculptures ...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Fiberboard

Luminosité verticale - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Luminosité verticale is a unique medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from blue-painted textured wood wi...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

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Olivier Julia Biography and Important Works

Olivier Julia graduated with a BA in graphic art from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Until recently, he held a tutoring position in graphic art at the same academy besides practicing as an independent artist. Since he retired from the academy, he has been working as a full-time visual artist. Originally his work consists of sober graphic art and monumental drawings, but in more recent years, he has explored the dimensional possibilities of graphic art. He creates three-dimensional objects from wood, often painted in subdued colors that are characteristic of his earlier work: differentiated shades of grey and deep blacks. The work of Julia is focussed on the subtle interaction of closed versus open, vertical versus horizontal and light versus dark. His work is exhibited internationally and is part of many renowned corporate and public collections such as ING, KPN, TNT Post, Rijksmuseum Twenthe in The Netherlands, Vaasa Museum in Finland, Royal Library of Belgium, Wilploo Collection and MAL Collection. Furthermore, his work is part of numerous private collections around the world including Europe, the USA and South America. His work was selected for the main Dutch abstract-geometric and constructivist art exhibition, Symposion 2015.

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The history of sculpture as we know it is believed to have origins in Ancient Greece, while small sculptural carvings are among the most common examples of prehistoric art. In short, sculpture as a fine art has been with us forever. A powerful three-dimensional means of creative expression, sculpture has long been most frequently associated with religion — consider the limestone Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt — while the tradition of collecting sculpture, which has also been traced back to Greece as well as to China, far precedes the emergence of museums.

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