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Reception: Friday, November 3rd

Julien Creuzet

Born in 1986, Julien Creuzet is a French-Caribbean artist who lives and works in Paris. A visual artist and poet, he actively intertwines these two practices via amalgams of sculpture, installation and textual intervention that frequently address his own diasporic experience. Inspired by the poetic and philosophical reflections of Aimé Césaire and Édouard Glissant on creolization and migration, Creuzet’s work focuses on the troubled intersection of the history of Martinique and the events of European modernity. Creuzet has recently had solo exhibitions at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Basse Normandie in Caen (2015), the Juvisy-sur-Orge Contemporary Art Centre, Galerie Doyang Lee in Paris (2013), and the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin (2012). Recently, he participated in Festival Hors Piste at the Centre Pompidou (2017) and, in 2016, the 12ème Biennale de l’Art Contemporain Africain de Dakar, Sénégal, the second Kampala Art Biennale, Uganda, and the 30th International Artists Studio Program Exhibition at Fonds Régionaux d’Art Contemporain Pays de la Loire. He is currently participating in the 14th Lyon Biennial, and will have a solo show at Sketch Gallery in Bogotá in November 2017.

gasoline, fires of god wandering, line of Peru, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2h x 32 3/4w in

Jungle, jungle, big city, Drunkenness, my father’s rum, Drift, atlantic, Here I depress, I depict (...), 2017 Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4h x 11 1/2w in

subside, be silent, scum, I drown, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2h x 32 3/4w in

To hide, in a lost hole, In the black south. I’m not from here, But I was there, near you, close to you. I caress each tree, Roots, my earthly wanderings. Roots, tuber, Touching my brothers, in the ground, Tears, morning dew, Tears, brandy (...), 2017 Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4h x 11 1/2w in

upset, gloomy, wonderful, sunset of moon, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2h x 32 3/4w in

dismal, life file, crystal, get lost at a glance, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2h x 32 3/4w in

Each window, Mirror of abandonment. Depression, Green plant, Liana, stem, vertigo, Antigua, me iguana (...), 2017 Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4h x 11 1/2w in

I cried to change Skin reversed, Rumpled, I vomited, Purplish petals I have the green blues, Wild plant, Plant wise image of nightmare. It is the calm storm, A bubbling before yelling, 2017 Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4h x 11 1/2w in

peel, year, nothing else, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2h x 32 3/4w in

crying like a baby city, plastic idea, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2h x 32 3/4w in

Me algae of the depths, Scum of the lake, Venom saliva, I depict, Click, glass shards Dream acidulated, Crossed geography (...), 2017 Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4h x 11 1/2w in

tangy crisis, help me, orange memory, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2h x 32 3/4w in

Smoked of hope, Tea from elsewhere, I have ruminated, bad grass (...), 2017 Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4h x 11 1/2w in

MAÑANA VAPOR

Julien Creuzet

SKETCH GALLERY

On view: November 23rd, 2017 – February 15th, 2018


French Caribbean artist Julien Creuzet presents Mañana Vapor, his first solo show in Colombia at SKETCH.  He composes an intuitive and fertile encounter, composed by poems, installations and visual and sound assemblages. Fragments of poems and photographs are superimposed and printed on to polished surfaces, feverishly wanting to escape from the video that contains them and whisper magic stories into your ears. From his collages he creates powerful visual narratives, erasing the borders between documentary, fantasy and reality; a reverse that lets us go beyond the thinkable, between the occult and the visible. Through his hybrid works Julien Creuzet recovers objects and myths that history has, to date, left aside to make its own agenda prevail. Then and only then Julien Creuzet stories reveal themselves as possible: they shine in silence waiting for our hands to embrace them.

Julien Creuzet lives and works in Paris. He has participated in numerous solo shows including DOCUMENT, Chicago (2017),Galerie Doyang Lee, Paris (2016), National Superior School of Art and Design, Nancy, France (2016), Contemporary Art Regional Funds, Normandy, France (2015), Juvisy-sur-Orge Contemporary Art Centre, France (2013) and Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin, Italy  (2012). His upcoming shows for 2018 are Ricard Foundation and Bétonsalon Art Centre, Paris.

He participated recently at The Lyon Biennial and Hors Piste Festival at  the  Pompidou Center, Paris (2017), No. XII  Contemporary Art Biennial, Dakar, Senegal (2016), II Kampala Art Biennial, Uganda (2016 and the 30th International Artists Studio Program Exhibition at the Regional Fonds of Contemporary Art of Pays de la Loire, France (2016) amongst others.

 

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DOCUMENT is a commercial gallery located in Chicago that specializes in contemporary photography, film and media based art. The gallery has organized more than 30 solo exhibitions since its opening in 2011 and actively promotes the work of emerging national and international artists. Operating conjointly as a professional printmaking studio, DOCUMENT facilitates the production of works by artists from Chicago and the US. At this time we do not accept unsolicited submissions.