by Julius Horsthuis

July 7th, 2018 - September 30th, 2018

In continuing with its mission of bringing together art, science and technology, ARTECHOUSE is proud to present the first immersive art exhibition that bridges the gap between the real and virtual world. Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis is a visual journey through mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns. Incorporating both projection and virtual reality elements, the exhibition transports viewers to another dimension.

Julius Horsthuis, whose previous work has been featured in the Academy Award winning “Manchester by the Sea” (2016) and VFX-breakthrough film “Koning van Katoren” (2012), considers his art -  “a journey of discovery”, as he uncovers to the eye of the viewer the immensely unique fractal reality. Using fractals to create sci-fi type worlds is something of an outlier when it comes to visual art or motion graphics.


"The worlds I create aren’t designed – they don’t come from imagination or experience. The shapes hide in the fractal formulas. They exist in a mathematical reality, and all I do is explore those worlds and make them reveal themselves", Julius Horsthuis. 


Horsthuis uses math and infinite geometric patterns to create mind-bending images and films that take our imagination on a journey.  In a fractal reality, Horsthuis is much like a director or photographer in which he is operating in a world that already exists and it is up to him to search for the right fractal angle. 



The solo exhibition includes 20 mins immersive experience projected over ARTECHOUSE's state of the art 270 degree projection walls as well as 8 (eight) different VR experiences for visitors to explore. 

Virtual Reality Experience made possible with Oculus for Facebook



Julius Horsthuis is a Dutch visual artist and visual effects designer who combines his years of experience with visual effects and passion for computer graphics to create cinematic animations. With a background in film, his passion for fractal art and artificial intelligence allows Horthuis to be the creator of his own world. Horthuis works with the software mandelbulb3d to uncover  iterative complex formulas that are generated by the computer to produce the unmeasurable structures that are fractals. An award winning artist, Julius' work has been featured in the Academy Award winning “Manchester by the Sea” (Lonergan, 2016) and the most VFX-heavy film in the Netherlands: “Koning van Katoren” (Sombogaart, 2012). His recent work has included collaborations with visual artists Android Jones and musical artists, Odesza, Meshuggah, Tigran Hamasyan and Birds of Paradise. 

Visit www.julius-horsthuis.com \\ @julius.horsthuis 

“A lazy animator has given a glimpse of what futuristic films might look like if artificial intelligence takes over the job of filmmaker.” - Newsweek

“So just sit back, soak up the tunes, and let yourself be taken in by the mind-blowing math.” - GIZMODO


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