painting, rainbow, speed, yellow, Mixed Media, street art, gestural, abstract, humor, modern
painting, rainbow, speed, yellow, Mixed Media, street art, gestural, abstract, humor, modern
Taylor White THE CARLOS REID GALLERY ONLINE Contemporary | Modern | International | Art | Online
Taylor White THE CARLOS REID GALLERY ONLINEContemporary | Modern | International | Art | Online  

Julien Guibreteau

Paris, France

Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Buddha & Oyster N°10, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Buddha & Oyster N°10 by Julien Guibreteau
6,000.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Acrylic on Arches paper mounted on wood, triptychs,
113 x 220 x 5 cm
(unframed and not intended to be)

FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING

1
Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Buddha & Oyster N°10, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Buddha & Oyster N°10 by Julien Guibreteau
6,000.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Acrylic on Arches paper mounted on wood, triptychs,
113 x 220 x 5 cm
(unframed and not intended to be)

FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING

2
Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Driftings S-N°1, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Driftings S-N°1 by Julien Guibreteau
2,000.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Acrylic & blockprinting on Arches paper mounted on wood,
110 x 55 x 5 cm
(unframed and not intended to be)

FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING

2
Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Driftings S-N°2, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Driftings S-N°2 by Julien Guibreteau
2,000.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Acrylic & blockprinting on Arches paper mounted on wood,
110 x 55 x 5 cm
(unframed and not intended to be)

FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING

2
Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Driftings L-N°5, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Driftings L-N°5 by Julien Guibreteau
6,000.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Acrylic & blockprinting on Arches paper mounted on wood,
110 x220 x 5 cm, 2012.
(unframed and not intended to be)

FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING

2
Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Driftings L-N°1, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Driftings L-N°1 by Julien Guibreteau
6,000.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Acrylic & blockprinting on Arches paper mounted on wood,
110 x220 x 5 cm, 2012.
(unframed and not intended to be)

FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING

Julien Guibreteau| Farnce
Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Skies & Tiretracks N° 5, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Skies & Tiretracks N°5 by Julien Guibreteau
5,000.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Acrylic and stamped tiretracks on Arches paper mounted on wood,
113 x 168 x 3,5 cm, 2014.
(unframed and not intended to be)

FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING

Julien Guibreteau | France
Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Skies & Tiretracks N°1, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Skies & Tiretracks N°1 by Julien Guibreteau
5,000.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Acrylic and stamped tiretracks on Arches paper mounted on wood,
113 x 168 x 3,5 cm, 2014.
(unframed and not intended to be)

FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING

1
Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Musica Universalis N°3, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Musica Universalis N°3 by Julien Guibreteau
1,700.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Stamped LP on BFK paper, collage,
65 x 50 cm
(unframed)

2
or
Julien Guibreteau, red, blue, swirl, brain, yellow, balloons Musica Universalis N°5, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Musica Universalis N°5 by Julien Guibreteau
1,700.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Stamped LP on BFK paper, collage,
65 x 50 cm
(unframed)

2
or
Julien Guibreteau Julien Guibreteau

 

“After the gold rush”

 

Early years

 

When I look back in my own story, I was unlikely to become an artist. From a working class family my access to creation started with comics. I drew and wrote comics all the time when I was a teenager. This  somehow left a deep print in my mindset. Then after a curriculum in applied art in high school I end up a bit by “chance” in an art school. This was a very contrasted moment in my life, full of discoveries, controversies, and a big reaction to this institution mostly supporting conceptual art. So in that school context I did my first act of resistance: practice painting...

 

Modernism and tradition

 

20th century artists expended visual vocabulary in a tremendous manner, this was an explosion of creativity. Tradition was to be killed and novelty became the essential value in western art.

One movement reacting to its predecessor. I am a trained artist and I was confronted with traditions (modern as well as classic), and whether I like it or not, references to Pop Art, Surrealism, early Abstract Art, post war Abstract Art, Comics, Movies, etc. reflect in my work.  These are now a globalized art culture, worldwide formal vocabularies that can be used in new manners, with different goals.

 

Pop culture and archetypes

 

King Kong, Rembrandt, Angels, Astronauts, One Dollar bills, Banana skins, etc. are some sorts of contemporary archetypes from pop culture to me. My main interest in using those patterns is  their potential to convey meanings that “common” people can figure out. But my use of them is purposely twisted, combining them in an unexpected way creates new potential meanings.

 

Visual arts and Discourse

 

As Marcel Duchamp has put it: the artistic potential of an artwork is to create interpretations and make people talk.  Cultural relativism is everywhere, One can do whatever, you just have to produce the discourse to sell it! Discourses killed  visual arts somehow. Even Jean Dubuffet had to create the concept of Art Brut and asphyxiating culture to make his art acceptable. I'm reluctant to confine my search into words (even though they have their part to play), because I don't want to inhibit the creativity and intelligence of the viewer. Decoding a work of art is part or the enjoyment of art contemplation . Of course I put meanings in my artwork but those are superficial meanings, they are like a key to enter the door to a deeper signification, which is probably out of words. At least is it what I intend to create.

 

Sense or Non sense

 

My first aesthetic shocks as a kid were Tex Avery cartoons and later the Monty Pythons, they all came somehow from Dada and Surrealism that I found out later as a student. I guess my psychological orientation drew me to this kind of nonsense humor as a reaction to my personal     story and as a  way to create modern vanities. All artistic creation has an ego based origin, whether we like it or not and there's non sense to me in all artistic enterprise... This nonsense orientation is balanced by a sense of spirituality in life as a creative experience.

 

Time and Process

 

I deliberately use “obsolete” techniques such as wood printing  and low-tech ways of working (stencils, self made tools, etc.). It's a political and economical position to me, based on a will of independence. But it is also an aesthetic choice. Indeed, as a mean to an end or as an end in itself, process is a major matter in my work. It helps me to synthesize representation, create a specific pictorial space.

It is meant to be seen  and is probably what means the most. I deliberately confront or rather superimpose different techniques and times of conception. Slowness and rapidity coexist in the work as a metaphor of creation which is slow gestation and striking evidence. This layered process add to the subject matters that are also usually unlikely to be combined.

Julien Guibreteau

            French Artist ,  born in 1976, lives and work in Paris.

 

Solo exhibitions :

 

2014     “Space Oddities”, Vee Exhibition space, Taïchung, TAIWAN.

 

2011     “King Kong, Angels and banana skins”, Taixi Group, Taichung, TAIWAN.

 

2010     “King Kong, Rembrandt and Lipsticks”,Gallery 141, Lancaster PA, USA.

 

 

Group exhibitions :

 

2014     “El Viaggo”, Florence, ITALY

 

2013      “The Story of the Creative”, See-me Exhibition space, Long Island City, NY, USA.

 

                        “Un seul Grain de riz”, Galerie Metanoïa, Paris, FRANCE.

 

2012      “Undo the tangible”, Lloyd Gill Gallery, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM

 

2011       “Contemporary prints”, Giclee prints, Capitol Arts Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN

                 

 

Lectures:

 

                        « My creative process », Asia University, Taichung City, TAIWAN

 

 

Artist Residencies:

 

2010           Calligraphy studio, Artist Alana Hunter assistant, July-August,

                        Glen Echo National Park, MA, USA.

 

2009             Calligraphy studio, Artist Alana Hunter assistant,July-August,

                        Glen Echo National Park, MA, USA.

 

 

Education 

 

2002             Art teacher national certification, France.

 

2001      Masters of Fine Arts

                        École des Beaux Arts,  Nantes.

 

2001      Bachelor of Fine Arts

                        École des Beaux Arts,  Nantes.

THE CARLOS REID GALLERY

Contemporary | Modern|  International | Art | Online

 

PrintPrint | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
Copyright © 2017 The Carlos Reid Gallery, L.L.C., All rights reserved.