Julien Colombier was born in 1972 and lives and works in Paris.
Using acrylic, oil pastel and chalk as his main painting techniques, he creates surprising compositions featuring lush, colorful tropical vegetation on a variety of supports – murals, wood panels, drawings mounted on canvas. Influenced by comics, graffiti and Keith Haring in particular, his work features the same powerful use of colour, repeated motifs and occupation of space.
Julien Colombier make the viewer the main character of his work. This fantasized plant world parallels our saturated, graying urban environment.
Imbued with urban culture, Julien Colombier blends his inspirations to create poetic, hypnotic works, straight from his imagination, transporting the viewer into a mysterious jungle, both luminous and fantastic. Hermès called on him for the 2023 edition of Saut d’Hermès at the Grand Palais Ephémère, where visitors were invited to enter the artist’s jungles through huge arches. Julien Colombier regularly collaborates with the world of fashion and spirits (Maison Hermès, Ferragamo, Chanel, Cartier). Leading contemporary art critics such as Richard Leydier and Julie Chaizemartin regularly write about his work.
His exhibition at the Musée Mandet Motif Central in Clermont-Ferrand earned him the cover of Télérama on June 30, 2023.
7 November 2023