Julien-G (French, b.1976) is a painter, printmaker and illustrator, currently working in Paris.
Julien-G’s early aspiration to become an artist was triggered, as a teen, by his love of comics and cartoons. The humorous aesthetic, as well as the sequential structure of these media, left a strong imprint on him.
Later, as an art student, he rejected the contemporary academism taught in art school and its pseudo conceptualism. Then he decided to learn directly from “the masters” and eventually find his own path as an artist.
Julien-G had a breakthrough moment happened when, walking the street and looking at a yellow mechanical digger spotted with rust, he was struck by the analogy with banana peels. That unexpected match became the cornerstone of his poetic and humorous way to address the world and his art practice. Since then, he has been questioning both contemporary and archetypal subject matters, such as human condition, environmental, spiritual and social issues.
Julien-G studied art at Ecole Des Beaux Arts de Nantes Metropole, earning a BFA in 1998 and an MFA in 2001.
His work is present in various private collections and has been exhibited in Europe, the U.S.A and Taïwan.