Artist statement:

Jule Korneffel’s abstract style of inscriptive mark making follows a minimalist sensibility.

Yet by allowing the underpainting to remain visible, the paintings reveal a process of re-

duction and layering that act as a filtering of experiences. Through what she refers to as

„floating through its creation“, Korneffel’s practice involves viewing the picture plane as

a lived experience in which she is able to arrive at precise forms and colors. Her primary

focus is the nature and application of color for which she is constantly developing her

own technique. The multiple layering and matte surfaces derive from her European

Academia background, particularly inspired by Italian Renaissance painters, while the

intuitive and open-layered approach relates to a more American painting tradition drawn

from internal dialogue.



Jule Korneffel, born in Germany, graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2008 as

Meisterschüler under Tal R. Since 2015 Korneffel has been based in New York City

where she received an M.F.A. from Hunter College in 2018. After, she quickly gained

attention for emotional but reductive paintings: recent shows include “Phase Patterns” at

ltd los angeles, “Here comes trouble” at Spencer Brownstone in NYC, “Mini Me Mary” in

dialogue with Mary Heilmann at Albada Jelgersma Gallery in Amsterdam, “All that kale”

at Claas Reiss Gallery in London. In October 2021 her work was featured on Platform

Art (backed by David Zwirner) with Spencer Brownstone Gallery, followed in 2022 by the

two solo shows “Snippets from the Met” with Albada Jelgersma Gallery, and “Here

comes the night” with Spencer Brownstone in NYC. Most recently her work was select-

ed again by Platform Art (backed by David Zwirner) as part of their Anniversary Capsule

and featured in their Spotlight section.

Some recent press and writings are John Yau’s review „Color Is the Carrier of Emotion“

in Hyperallergic (2019), followed by his review “The Pleasure of Slow Looking” in Hy-

perallergic (2022); “The Ongoing Present Moment of Making: Jule Korneffel“ Inter-

viewed by Hannah Bruckmüller in BOMB Magazine (2021), Terry R. Myers’ essay on

occasion of her show at Claas Reiss (2020/2021), “Jule Korneffel: Here comes the

night” by Andrew L. Shea as Artseen in the Brooklyn Rail (2022), Platform Art Spotlight:

“In the Studio: Jule Korneffel. The artist on the alchemy of color and calling two places

home” (2022.)