IMPRESSIONIST - CONTEMPORARY
Julien Claustre, with his intuitive way to materialize space, to retranscrive art sciences as a path towards harmony, articulates the time of a moving era by exploring the 21st century with a sensitive, controlled and expressive palette.
Witness of the present time, he delivers his poetic, subtle and lyrical motives.
He takes over oil painting, pigments and endow with his painting from representation to expression, an organic echo of the material, changing places and shapes, luminous and vibrating colors.
Where symbol rubs shoulders with feeling intensity, Julien Claustre emotion painted work, gets its real dimension in Paris, by emphasizing intimate to universal, in a perpetual renewal of artistic and cultural creation.
Near the Hilamaya, he had his first artistic creation, that aroused in him spirituality and the contemplation of nature. At 16 years old, he joined the International Art School Émile Cohl. During five years of training, he perfected his drawing techniques; he was then selected by the Bologne and Montreuil Book Fairs. Like the classical painters, he considers that the mastery of drawing constitutes an essential step to achieve freedom in the pictorial expression.
Then, in Hossegor, near ocean where he decided to live for its range of authentic nature and luminosity, he deepened oil painting.
Settled in Paris since 2009, he has constantly questioned the modern painters, in particular Cézanne, Matisse, Monet et Basquiat, to make his own way and the contemporary art way. He shares the view that the creation doesn’t exit without the knowledge of tradition.
Inspired by the painters’ experiences, Julien Claustre aims to interpret the delicate beauty that lies in each place.
Travels have consolidated my soul of artist. Over time, I have learned to become as patient as demanding, as committed as passionate. I lived the experienced of self-confidence, feeling, achievement of the work. I aimed to require the very essence of the painting which is to create an universal language, with my own words. As such, I have never stopped browsing through the history of the Art with a high interest in the cultures of the world.
« That a painter needs first is a personal perspective, which perspective can be reached throught the persisting contact of the vision of the universe. » P. Cézanne
This period, I see it as a key to propose. All this knowledge as a gift behind the door.
I invite you to browse through this universe.
Contemporary art author - Impressionist
Born on December 25th 1977 in Roanne – France.
Lives in Paris
1977 - 2OO3
Europe - Asie
Passionate, took painting courses with Jacques Burnot.
Still life, floral composition, nude, sculpture…
Joined the International School Émile Cohl : drawing - painting
References to Impressionism, Fauvism (Cézanne - Matisse – Basquiat).
Eurexpo Art Fair « live painting ».
Worked in his studio.
Exhibition : Theater " Le Sac Étoilé, Regard au Ciel, Le Gange, Portrait Mik, Jazzmen, Still life, ... "
2OO3 - 2OO7
Hossegor : research on painting materials, acquaintance with oils and pigments.
Exhibition : Ys Art Fair " Intérieur-Extérieur, Arbousier, Le Héron et le Pin, Origine, ... "
Exhibition : Central " Planchiste, 3v, Portrait, 3, Portrait Clown, Jongleur, Océan, ... "
Exhibition : Gallery 10/29 " Marée Basse, Marée Haute, Aquarium Argenté, Docks 31, Portrait N.M, Passage, … "
2OO7 - 2O1O
Link with : Art France Gallery - Sisso Gallery - Drouot
Exhibition : Éloge Gallery " Paris de Nuit, Paysage de Paris, Femme Bleue, … "
Montréal : several works of art produced.
Art Fair : " Jazz, Street, Passerelle, Jour de Printemps, …"
Bellerive : Art studio, development of personal feeling.
Live in Paris, 2O1O exhibition :
" Regard sur Soi, Aura, Fontaine, Prométhée, Joueur d'Échecs, Seine, Femme Dorée,
Place des Vosges Paris
Le Mathurin Paris
Traveling to different continents contributes to form his eye on the world which surrounds him for his own contemporary interpretation.