Julien Colombier Artwork for Festival Hyeres | Yellowtrace
Installation for .

Julien Colombier Artwork for Festival Hyeres | Yellowtrace
Installation for Festival Hyeres.

Julien Colombier Artwork Festival Hyeres | Yellowtrace
Installation for Festival Hyeres.

Julien Colombier Artwork Atelier | Yellowtrace
Julien Colombier in his Atelier.

Julien Colombier Artwork Atelier | Yellowtrace
Julien Colombier in his Atelier.

Julien Colombier Artwork Atelier | Yellowtrace
Double Bleu.

Julien Colombier Artwork Atelier | Yellowtrace
Left:Sliced Palms. Right: Jungle Move.

Julien Colombier Artwork Atelier | Yellowtrace
Left: Fire Works. Right: Portrait of Julien Colombier.

 

It’s no wonder the French can be so smug, you know. Just look at how much awesome comes out of that place. Seriously, you guys -it’s a bit ridick, no? Today we introduce you to the work of  – French artist, born in 1972, who lives and works in Paris.

A self-taught painter, Colombier works mainly with acrylics and oil pastels, with a preference for working on vast sheets of paper or directly on the wall – the more direct, the better.  His evocative work is strongly influenced by the world of graffiti, Japanese art, Matisse and Keith Haring.

Colombier’s art incorporates various graphic techniques including chalk, paper, canvas and paint to produce shadowy, suggestive compositions that interweave flowers, plants and trees. Influenced by his background in skateboarding culture, Colombier often integrates his designs onto large scale murals and urban spaces.

“Painting for me is an act of appropriating reality. I press this wonderful and stupid world to try and extract some of its poetry and absurdity,” shares Julien.

 

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Julien Colombier Artwork Bulgari Event Milano 2016 | Yellowtrace
Event Milano 2016.

Julien Colombier Artwork Chanel Pop up Store Rome | Yellowtrace
Pop up Store in Rome.

Julien Colombier Le Klay Restaurant | Yellowtrace
Le Klay Restaurant.

Julien Colombier Le Klay Restaurant | Yellowtrace
Le Klay Restaurant.

Julien Colombier Artwork Le Printemps Atrium | Yellowtrace
Le Printemps Atrium.

Julien Colombier Artwork Le Printemps Windows | Yellowtrace
Le Printemps Windows.

 

The artistic world of Julien Colombier is dreamlike, magical and slightly disturbing at the same time. It is full of colourful jungles and tropical forest which play with the limits of decoration. The artist obsessively repeats his geometric and plant patterns, creating a hypnotic organic environment for the viewer.

His art is strongly influenced by biblical references such as the apocalypse, the flood, apparitions, divine lights, hell and paradise. Julien’s vision has resulted in art that feels uniquely his own. His work has a lyrical rawness – it feels brash and colourful, energetic, bold and beautiful.

With the upper echelons and large corporates desperate to get in on this cool-as-f*ck action, Colombier regularly collaborates with a whole bunch of elite brands such as Cartier and Chanel, by customising their stores. What a major, major dude.

 

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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