After having experimented with what he calls the mobility of painting and its multiple applications, Julien Saudubray now synthesizes his experiments in a practice he defines as mechanistic. By reducing subjectivity to a minimum through the methodical application of layers of colour on the wall or paper, he evacuates the subject from the painting to reveal its internal structure. From the reduction of the latter to an arbitrary and repetitive action, sweeping, sanding, erasing, adding, paintings emerge as catches between two times, almost resembling bad digital prints, and which perpetually replay their possibility of success.
Works from this artist
Julien Saudubray was born in Paris, France in 1985. He now lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
Julien Saudubray studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Saudubray’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including: Bleu De Roy, NBB galerie, Berlin (2022); Lazy Eye, Ketabi Bourdet Contemporary, Paris (2022); Dear Tcherenkov, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels (2021); open studio, fondation CAB, Brussels (2021); screen series, SUPERDEALS, Brussels (2018); Format allemand, Westwerk, Fugitif, Leipzig, Germany (2017); Rainbow Ranch Hand, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France (2017)
His work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: Third Person, Whitehouse Gallery, Lovenjoel (2022); Le miroir de Claude, with Thomas Depas, MAAC, Brussels (2021); Thunder cage, Villa Empain, Brussels (2020); SCHUSS, La Vallée, Brussels (2019); Stuttering at night, Greylight Project, Brussels (2018); Hannah Hoffman, ClovisXV, SYNC!, ISELP, Brussels (2017); NO COMMENT, palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016)