Jacques Julien2020-2021 http://jacquesjulien.free.fr/
Born in 1967 in Lons-le-Saunier, Jacques Julien is a sculptor.
He lives and works in Paris and Montdidier. He creates sculptures, videos and publications.
Jacques Julien’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions: Memphis Blue, Contemporary Art Space, Bordeaux (2017); Tailles Douces, Centre Régional d’art contemporain, Sète (2014); Jacques/Julien, Villa Arson, Nice (1998).
For Jacques Julien, a sculpture is a starting point towards the invisible double, the missing body or the hollow figure.
The project he is carrying out at Villa Medici takes as its starting point the example of Pino Pascali’s Finte sculture and wants to go back in history to the Colossus of Constantine. He wishes to experiment with the resonance and the stakes of the question of the simulacrum – the simulacrum intended as being the thing that is never that which conceals the truth – in the practice of sculpture and in its relation to the world.