Julian Voss-Andreae

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Heart of Steel (Hemoglobin) (2005) by Julian Voss-Andreae. The images show the 5' (1.60 m) tall sculpture right after installation, after 10 days, and after several months of exposure to the elements.

Julian Voss-Andreae (born 15 August 1970) is a German sculptor living and working in the U.S.

Voss-Andreae was born in Hamburg, West Germany, and started out as a painter.[1] He later studied experimental physics at the universities of Berlin, Edinburgh and Vienna. Voss-Andreae pursued his graduate research in quantum physics in Anton Zeilinger's research group, participating in an experiment demonstrating quantum behavior for the largest objects to date.[2] He moved to the U.S. in 2000 and graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2004.

Voss-Andreae’s work is heavily influenced by his background in science. His work includes protein sculptures,[3] such as Angel of the West (2008),[4] a large-scale outdoor sculpture for the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida portraying the human antibody molecule, a sculpture for Nobel laureate Roderick MacKinnon based on the ion channel structure,[5] and the quantum physics-inspired Quantum Man (2006).[6][7]

Recent work includes an exhibition at the American Center for Physics displaying a series of sculptures inspired by concepts from quantum physics.[8]


  1. ^ Wallace, Julie (Spring 2008). "Protein Sculptures for the People" (PDF). AWIS Magazine: 14–17. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  2. ^ Arndt, Markus; O. Nairz; J. Voss-Andreae; C. Keller; G. van der Zouw; A. Zeilinger (14 October 1999). "Wave-particle duality of C60" (PDF). Nature. 401 (6754): 680–682. Bibcode:1999Natur.401..680A. doi:10.1038/44348. PMID 18494170. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  3. ^ Voss-Andreae, Julian (February 2005). "Protein Sculptures: Life's Building Blocks Inspire Art" (PDF). Leonardo. 38 (1): 41–45. doi:10.1162/leon.2005.38.1.41. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  4. ^ Sauter, Eric (November 10, 2008). "New Sculpture Portraying Human Antibody as Protective Angel Installed on Scripps Florida Campus". The Scripps Research Institute. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  5. ^ Ball, Philip (March 2008). "The crucible: Art inspired by science should be more than just a pretty picture". Chemistry World. 5 (3): 42–43. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Dual Nature". Science Magazine. August 18, 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  7. ^ Farr, Sheila (July 27, 2007). "Sculpture show takes steps in right direction". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  8. ^ Ball, Philip (26 November 2009). "Quantum objects on show" (PDF). Nature. 462 (7272): 416. Bibcode:2009Natur.462..416B. doi:10.1038/462416a. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 

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