Julian Hoeber was born in 1974 in Philadelphia, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His work crosses disciplines, spanning sculpture, painting, installation and furniture design. Julian Hoeber's work has been included in exhibitions at The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens, and Western Bridge, Seattle. He has had solo exhibitions at multiple venues in the US and Europe including Demon Hill which opened at The Hammer Museum Los Angeles in the fall of 2010. His work is held in the collections of MOCA, Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum and The Museum of Modern Art, New York among others. He is represented by Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, and Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris.
Artists at Work: Jim Shaw by Julian Hoeber
Jim Shaw is a major figure in contemporary art whose career began in music, with his early collaborative work with Mike Kelley in the 1970s anti-rock band Destroy All Monsters. Since then, he has gone on to work in a range of media, from drawing and sculpture to performance, producing a perverse and radical reimagining of American culture. I worked for Shaw for several years, getting an up-close view of how he developed his work, which often started with a joke or coincidence that would later become a beautifully crafted object. We met in October 2013 to discuss art history, psychoanalysis, and the ways that unconscious processes inform his highly conceptual practice.