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Not Being Too Serious Is Making a Comeback
Self-taught French painter on being not boring :)
Men Crush 16 Jun 2018

Is being a “painter” boring in this growingly shiny art world, with some artists refusing to be called “painters”?
Not the case for Julien Colomier, who regularly collaborates with brands, such as Cartier 2015 and Chanel customizing their stores, as well as a recent collaboration with brand Chopard for a Harrods-exclusive perfume. The French gent also just had his latest solo show opened last week in Geneva. He remarked about the art world, “the capacity of not being too serious or boring is making a comeback”.
A self-taught painter based in Paris, Julien works mainly with acrylics and oil pastels and his supports range from canvas to paper, including murals, wood as well as installations.
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My signature outfit… is definitely those navy blue sailor wool sweater.
The best style advice I was ever given… « you should try those navy blue sailor wool sweater »
I would never wear… Crocs shoes…I really hope I will not give up



Number of unanswered mails in your account today
… too many, just like last month.
My favourite travel device is… my sketch book
On a plane I normally spend my time… watching the clouds, for hours… oh, and trying to see a plane flying on the opposite way than mine…very rare.
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Top 3 songs on my headphone… « the man who took my sunglasses » by Khruangbin , « Wonka » by Jonwayne and « huit octobre 1971 » by Cortex…
but I usually like to listen to the whole LP, I’m so disappointed when a good track comes from a not-so-good album.
In the gym I… never went
What’s on for dinner… I don’t know, did you planned something?
My necessary extravagance is… reading obscur second-hand vintage sci-fi books.
If I could host a party for anyone it would be… very tricky… the people you admire are not necessarily the one you want to have drunk at home… but I’m pretty sure it would be great to host a party for Iggy Pop!
In the art world, currently I find most exciting that… the capacity of not being too serious and/or boring is making a comeback.
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My daily art read is…
the web, but I’m not really satisfied with it… you can easily go round in circles if you always search on the same spot.
In my bedroom I have an artwork by… French painter Antwan Horfée and some sculptures by Atelier Xavier Noel; and I’m very glad they live on my walls.
The most arty city is… I don’t know… I’m still on New York and London, but it seems that some crazy things happen in Asia.
My favourite art-world ladies are… Katarina Gross, I’m a big fan, Femke Dekkers,Viviane Sassen… In a very different style, I recently discovered Miranda Tacchia via Instagram… She’s a killer.


 
Photos via Julien Colombier
Instagram: @juliencolombier

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