ARTIST BIOGRAPHY (long)
Jens Kull was born into an Artist Family in Basel, Switzerland in 1975.
After attending University of Basel (Ethnology and Philosophy), he moved to Mexico City where he studied Photography, Visual Effects and Video Compositing. He then developed his own unique methods for the observation of people and urban spaces.
Kull started his artistic endeavors with sequenced photography, video composition and video installation and interweaves current technology with a variety of media, with the objective to unfold unique angles of realities and possibilities, shifting within time and space. A decade ago he started to delve into Virtual Reality and managed to become an inspiring source for XR concepts and has helped many startups and companies to move into the age of Extended Realities.
Art writer and psychologist Gabriel Santamarinas wrote: "The spark of a manʼs fleeting existence, sleeping on his electric bed, is displayed in Jens Kullʼs objects for cosmic self exploration."
Dr. Royce W. Smith resumes Kulls works with the following words: “Jens Kullʼs artistic savvy surfaces as he incorporates technology as a critical mediator between a visually dynamic and increasingly globalized world and viewers whose own experiences and histories varyingly act as portals into and obstacles impeding access to the localities from which he draws inspiration. Kullʼs work both confronts and comforts, as the familiar rhetorics and iconographies of our world reveal new relationships and dissonances with localities many have yet to encounter. It is in this interstice—what Homi Bhabha might call ʻthe joinʼ—between the local and the global, between place and placelessness, between familiarity and foreignness, that Kullʼs powerful works find their voice.”
Private and public contemporary art collections such as Colección FEMSA, Colección Jumex and Colección José Pinto have purchased his works.
In 2004 he received the INTERNATIONALER/MEDIEN/KUNST/PREIS in Karlsruhe (ZKM), and his work was purchased by the Monterrey Biennale FEMSA in 2007.
His creations and devices have been exhibited in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, France, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Russia, Chile, Brazil, USA and Mexico.
Currently he is working from Switzerland and collaborates with Mexico's oldest gallery, the "Galeria de Arte Mexicano - GAM", founded by Ines Amor and Diego Rivera in 1936. Jens has a wide network of Technologists, Musicians and Film makers he nourishes constantly with his refreshing take on aesthetics, storytelling and beauty.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY (short)
Jens Kull, born in 1975 in Basel, Switzerland to an artist family, is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the intersection of technology and various forms of media to create unique perspectives on reality and possibilities. After studying ethnology and philosophy at the University of Basel, he moved to Mexico City to study photography, visual effects, and video compositing. He has developed his own unique methods for observing people and urban spaces and has been working with virtual reality for over a decade. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is held in private and public contemporary art collections. He currently works from Switzerland and collaborates with worldwide Art exponents like Mexico's oldest gallery, the Galeria de Arte Mexicano. Kull's work has been praised for its ability to "confront and comfort" as it reveals new relationships and dissonances between the familiar and unfamiliar.