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Julien Rey

France

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Julien Rey says it himself: he trained “self-taught, integrating and taking inspiration from various cultures, through [his] discoveries”. A great traveller, the French artist developed work that was heavily influenced by Asian culture. Marked by the zen philosophy and with a desire for refinement and simplicity, he produces minimal compositions that appear like suspended moments, poetic breaks in the middle of the surrounding disorder.

His unique and individual technique using varnish worked with a knife and gold leaf inlays put light at the heart of his works, playing with areas of shadow and brightness, slivers of black and gold. His representations of urban landscapes thus confront obscurity and light in contrasted compositions with impressionist atmospheres. Using himself the expressions of “fugitive rays” or “twilight flashes”, Julien Rey attempts to grasp these moments of change between day and night where light becomes divine and emotions intense.

Trying to inspire, feel and self-reflect, the artist is not looking for a true re-transcription of what he sees, but on the contrary wishes to capture and materialise with games of shadows and light the “aesthetic link between finesse and rigour, movement and perspective, emptiness and fullness.” In the end, it constitutes the heart of reality but distances itself from it the most.

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Julien Rey, Brooklyn bridge, Painting

Julien Rey

Brooklyn bridge, 2017
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 200

Julien Rey, Reckoning, Painting

Julien Rey

Reckoning, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 cm
Painting

€385

Julien Rey, Eastern promises, Painting

Julien Rey

Eastern promises, 2017
25 x 25 x 2 cm
Painting

€220

Julien Rey, Eternal, Painting

Julien Rey

Eternal, 2017
19 x 19 x 2 cm
Painting

€130

Julien Rey, Ozone, Painting

Julien Rey

Ozone, 2017
25 x 25 x 2 cm
Painting

€220

Julien Rey, Desert, Painting

Julien Rey

Desert, 2017
13 x 13 x 2 cm
Painting

€75

Julien Rey, Mythic, Painting

Julien Rey

Mythic, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 cm
Painting

€385

Julien Rey, Better way, Painting

Julien Rey

Better way, 2017
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 200

Julien Rey, Leaving, Painting

Julien Rey

Leaving, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 cm
Painting

€385

Julien Rey, Taxi city, Painting

Julien Rey

Taxi city, 2017
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€600

Julien Rey, A better world, Painting

Julien Rey

A better world, 2017
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€1 450

Julien Rey, Trinkle, Painting

Julien Rey

Trinkle, 2017
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€600

Julien Rey, Maze, Painting

Julien Rey

Maze, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 cm
Painting

€385

Julien Rey, Nova, Painting

Julien Rey

Nova, 2017
120 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 900

Julien Rey, Sutra, Painting

Julien Rey

Sutra, 2017
19 x 19 x 2 cm
Painting

€130

Julien Rey, Tempest, Painting

Julien Rey

Tempest, 2017
25 x 25 x 2 cm
Painting

€220

Julien Rey, Fragile, Painting

Julien Rey

Fragile, 2017
13 x 13 x 2 cm
Painting

€75

Julien Rey, Genesis, Painting

Julien Rey

Genesis, 2017
19 x 19 x 2 cm
Painting

€130

Julien Rey, Savannah, Painting

Julien Rey

Savannah, 2017
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€600

Julien Rey, All night long, Painting

Julien Rey

All night long, 2017
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€600

Julien Rey, Serenity, Painting

Julien Rey

Serenity, 2017
25 x 25 x 2 cm
Painting

€220

Julien Rey, Night light, Painting

Julien Rey

Night light, 2017
19 x 19 x 2 cm
Painting

€130

Julien Rey, Shower, Painting

Julien Rey

Shower, 2017
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€1 450

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