Born in Sontrondio, Spain, in 1952. Julio Rondo immigrated to Germany with his parents in 1962, studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany under Prof. KRH Sonderborg from 1974 to 1980. Since 1989 Professorship at the Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany, and studies in the USA 1997-1998, Since 2000 he lives and works in Stuttgart and Berlin, Germany.
Rondo works with acrylic and spray painted behind glass in a technique he has developed over many years. He pays particular attention to the phenomenon of involuntary emergence of memory. It is, however, not the recovery of the past as a figurative or narrative that is significant for the artist, but the "essence" of stored perceptions of people, events and places that surface in his compositions.