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 had solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou for the Prix Marcel Duchamp (2021), Document (2020), Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2019), High Art, Paris (2019), CAN Centre d’Art Neuchâtel (2019), Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard (2018), and Bétonsalon, Paris (2018). Creuzet has also exhibited in group exhibitions at the Wesleyan University Museum of Art (2021), Sweet Pass Sculpture Park (2021), and Musee d’Art Moderne de Paris (2020).

Recently, he participated in the Momenta Biennale de L’image (2021), Frestas Triennial Sao Paolo (2021), Manifesta 13, Marseille (2020), the 12th Gwangju Biennale (2018), the 6th Rennes Biennale (2018), FIAC (2018), the 11th Biennale Africaine de la Photographie (2017), the 14th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art (2017), and the Festival Hors Piste at the Centre Pompidou (2017).

Creuzet is also the recipient of the Art Basel 2021 BMW Art Journey Award and the 2019 Camden Arts Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze.

Works

Julien Creuzet
Subjective heritage, there are unknown parts in us that isolate us a little more every day. We dream about it, so many phantasmagorical, digital illusions, we just have to list our nightmares: Shell - Red-bellied Orthodox Wing from Trinidad and Tobago - Machete - Cocaine - RNA Messenger - Head of a red-bellied ortalid from Trinidad - English Lion - Sugar cane, 2021
Metal, plastic, fabric

Julien Creuzet
Subjective heritage, there are unknown parts in us that isolate us a little more every day. We dream about it, so many phantasmagorical, digital illusions, we just have to list our nightmares: Royal horse of the statue in the Louvre - Sugar cane plant - Head of ibis from Trinidad and Tobago - Bird of paradise feather - English Caravel - Trinidad ibis leg - Pelican head of the West Indian Federation coat of arms (...), 2021
Metal, plastic, fabric

Julien Creuzet, Centre Pompidou Prix Marcel Duchamp, 2021

Julien Creuzet
Oswald DE ANDRADE, « Manifesto Antropófago », A utopia antropofágica, São Paulo, Editora Globo, 1990, p. 47-52...Derek WALCOTT, Omeros, New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1991, 2021
Looped video animation, in collaboration with Estelle Coppolani

Julien Creuzet
it's a sad day
in Morne à l'eau
volcano body volcano
tumor mood
blood pool
fucking sweet half moon
damn black rotten banana, 2021
Laser cut steel
installed at Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 2021

Julien Creuzet
tie nourished life, at the speed of a mystery..., 2020
Archival inkjet print on wallpaper

Julien Creuzet
Herbs, mad or weeds watered by sweat..., 2020
metal, plastic, fabric

Julien Creuzet,
Distant, the oral songs of youth buried..., 2020
metal, plastic, pineapple

Installation view of cloud cloudy glory doodles on the leaves pages, memory slowly the story redness sadness bloody redness on the skin at DOCUMENT, 2020

Installation view of "cloud cloudy glory doodles on the leaves pages, memory slowly the story redness sadness bloody redness on the skin" at DOCUMENT, 2020

Julien Creuzet
I must go,
Leave everything around,
Out of my skin
I have to leave my eyes
My body barks,
Green steam
Strange scent
Flower yellow, purple
I lost my keys
My head in the puddle
I drank the liquid liquor from the morning dew. I lost my I
Outside of me, of us (...), 2017
Cable and plastic

Installation view of "Allied Chemical & Dye" at High Art, 2019

Installation view of "Allied Chemical & Dye" at High Art, 2019

Installation view of "dim lights of distant stars LEDs of warning lights indulge, lamp post embers that burn wings, mad sacrifice of the light butterfly, twilight phantom from before the birth of the world (...)

it's the uncanny, I must have been gone too long that place far away, home is in my black-dreams it's the uncanny, strangled words while drowning, I howled alone underwater, my fever (...)” at Palais de Tokyo, 2019

Installation view of "dim lights of distant stars LEDs of warning lights indulge, lamp post embers that burn wings, mad sacrifice of the light butterfly, twilight phantom from before the birth of the world (...)

it's the uncanny, I must have been gone too long that place far away, home is in my black-dreams it's the uncanny, strangled words while drowning, I howled alone underwater, my fever (...)” at Palais de Tokyo, 2019

Installation view of "dim lights of distant stars LEDs of warning lights indulge, lamp post embers that burn wings, mad sacrifice of the light butterfly, twilight phantom from before the birth of the world (...)

it's the uncanny, I must have been gone too long that place far away, home is in my black-dreams it's the uncanny, strangled words while drowning, I howled alone underwater, my fever (...)” at Palais de Tokyo, 2019

Installation view of "dim lights of distant stars LEDs of warning lights indulge, lamp post embers that burn wings, mad sacrifice of the light butterfly, twilight phantom from before the birth of the world (...)

it's the uncanny, I must have been gone too long that place far away, home is in my black-dreams it's the uncanny, strangled words while drowning, I howled alone underwater, my fever (...)” at Palais de Tokyo, 2019

Julien Creuzet
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

Julien Creuzet
Jungle, jungle, big city, Drunkenness, my father’s rum, Drift, atlantic, Here I depress,
I depict (...), 2017
Rubbing on paper

Julien Creuzet
crying like a baby city, plastic idea, 2017
Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving

Julien Creuzet
gasoline, fires of god wandering, line of Peru, 2017
Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving

Julien Creuzet
tangy crisis, help me, orange memory, 2017
Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving

Julien Creuzet
upset, gloomy, wonderful, sunset of moon, 2017
Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving

Julien Creuzet
Twirl, tongue, whirl, ego, 2018
Engraving on laminated plywood

Julien Creuzet
Compass, heart, cloudy, fern, moist, heat, beat, wind, kisses, 2018
Engraving on laminated plywood

Julien Creuzet
Thirst, Outdoors Thirst Christ, Drunk, 2019
Engraving and paper on laminated plywood

Julien Creuzet
Fear, in front of the siren, In front of my shadow In his heat Intense, 2019
Engraving and paper on laminated plywood

Julien Creuzet
The rain made it pos­sible, in the wake of the angry Morne, the moun­tain has been silent. Impacts of war, of mis­sile drops. After all this, per­haps the vol­cano will protest in turn. - All the sea’s dis­tance (...), 2018
Wood, plastic, paper, hibiscus pigment, clothes

Julien Creuzet
pitching, setback, throwing
we are particles of nothing, heart hollowed out, pitched, the time that life goes on, 2019
metal, plastic, fabric

Julien Creuzet
Subjective heritage, there are unknown parts in us that isolate us a little more every day. We dream about it, so many phantasmagorical, digital illusions, we just have to list our nightmares: Shell - Red-bellied Orthodox Wing from Trinidad and Tobago - Machete - Cocaine - RNA Messenger - Head of a red-bellied ortalid from Trinidad - English Lion - Sugar cane, 2021
Metal, plastic, fabric

Julien Creuzet
Subjective heritage, there are unknown parts in us that isolate us a little more every day. We dream about it, so many phantasmagorical, digital illusions, we just have to list our nightmares: Royal horse of the statue in the Louvre - Sugar cane plant - Head of ibis from Trinidad and Tobago - Bird of paradise feather - English Caravel - Trinidad ibis leg - Pelican head of the West Indian Federation coat of arms (...), 2021
Metal, plastic, fabric

Julien Creuzet, Centre Pompidou Prix Marcel Duchamp, 2021

Julien Creuzet
Oswald DE ANDRADE, « Manifesto Antropófago », A utopia antropofágica, São Paulo, Editora Globo, 1990, p. 47-52...Derek WALCOTT, Omeros, New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1991, 2021
Looped video animation, in collaboration with Estelle Coppolani

Julien Creuzet
it's a sad day
in Morne à l'eau
volcano body volcano
tumor mood
blood pool
fucking sweet half moon
damn black rotten banana, 2021
Laser cut steel
installed at Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 2021

Julien Creuzet
tie nourished life, at the speed of a mystery..., 2020
Archival inkjet print on wallpaper

Julien Creuzet
Herbs, mad or weeds watered by sweat..., 2020
metal, plastic, fabric

Julien Creuzet,
Distant, the oral songs of youth buried..., 2020
metal, plastic, pineapple

Installation view of cloud cloudy glory doodles on the leaves pages, memory slowly the story redness sadness bloody redness on the skin at DOCUMENT, 2020

Installation view of "cloud cloudy glory doodles on the leaves pages, memory slowly the story redness sadness bloody redness on the skin" at DOCUMENT, 2020

Julien Creuzet
I must go,
Leave everything around,
Out of my skin
I have to leave my eyes
My body barks,
Green steam
Strange scent
Flower yellow, purple
I lost my keys
My head in the puddle
I drank the liquid liquor from the morning dew. I lost my I
Outside of me, of us (...), 2017
Cable and plastic

Installation view of "Allied Chemical & Dye" at High Art, 2019

Installation view of "Allied Chemical & Dye" at High Art, 2019

Installation view of "dim lights of distant stars LEDs of warning lights indulge, lamp post embers that burn wings, mad sacrifice of the light butterfly, twilight phantom from before the birth of the world (...)

it's the uncanny, I must have been gone too long that place far away, home is in my black-dreams it's the uncanny, strangled words while drowning, I howled alone underwater, my fever (...)” at Palais de Tokyo, 2019

Installation view of "dim lights of distant stars LEDs of warning lights indulge, lamp post embers that burn wings, mad sacrifice of the light butterfly, twilight phantom from before the birth of the world (...)

it's the uncanny, I must have been gone too long that place far away, home is in my black-dreams it's the uncanny, strangled words while drowning, I howled alone underwater, my fever (...)” at Palais de Tokyo, 2019

Installation view of "dim lights of distant stars LEDs of warning lights indulge, lamp post embers that burn wings, mad sacrifice of the light butterfly, twilight phantom from before the birth of the world (...)

it's the uncanny, I must have been gone too long that place far away, home is in my black-dreams it's the uncanny, strangled words while drowning, I howled alone underwater, my fever (...)” at Palais de Tokyo, 2019

Installation view of "dim lights of distant stars LEDs of warning lights indulge, lamp post embers that burn wings, mad sacrifice of the light butterfly, twilight phantom from before the birth of the world (...)

it's the uncanny, I must have been gone too long that place far away, home is in my black-dreams it's the uncanny, strangled words while drowning, I howled alone underwater, my fever (...)” at Palais de Tokyo, 2019

Julien Creuzet
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

Julien Creuzet
Jungle, jungle, big city, Drunkenness, my father’s rum, Drift, atlantic, Here I depress,
I depict (...), 2017
Rubbing on paper

Julien Creuzet
crying like a baby city, plastic idea, 2017
Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving

Julien Creuzet
gasoline, fires of god wandering, line of Peru, 2017
Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving

Julien Creuzet
tangy crisis, help me, orange memory, 2017
Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving

Julien Creuzet
upset, gloomy, wonderful, sunset of moon, 2017
Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving

Julien Creuzet
Twirl, tongue, whirl, ego, 2018
Engraving on laminated plywood

Julien Creuzet
Compass, heart, cloudy, fern, moist, heat, beat, wind, kisses, 2018
Engraving on laminated plywood

Julien Creuzet
Thirst, Outdoors Thirst Christ, Drunk, 2019
Engraving and paper on laminated plywood

Julien Creuzet
Fear, in front of the siren, In front of my shadow In his heat Intense, 2019
Engraving and paper on laminated plywood

Julien Creuzet
The rain made it pos­sible, in the wake of the angry Morne, the moun­tain has been silent. Impacts of war, of mis­sile drops. After all this, per­haps the vol­cano will protest in turn. - All the sea’s dis­tance (...), 2018
Wood, plastic, paper, hibiscus pigment, clothes

Julien Creuzet
pitching, setback, throwing
we are particles of nothing, heart hollowed out, pitched, the time that life goes on, 2019
metal, plastic, fabric

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