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Jean Jullien, Le Cabanon du Corbusier, 2022
Jean Jullien, Cap Saint Martin, 2022
Jean Jullien, Les Jouets (de la famille Vallet), 2022

Jean Jullien: フーダニット”(WHODUNNIT)

31 March 2022 - 30 April 2022



AISHONANZUKA is pleased to announce フーダニット(WHODUNNIT), an exhibition of new works by French artist Jean Jullien. The exhibition marks Jullien’s first solo exhibition in AISHONANZUKA gallery Hong Kong.

Jullien was born in France in 1983. He studied in London, graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2008, and gaining a Master’s from the Royal College of Art in 2010. Working as an illustrator and providing works to various clients including the New York Times, National Geographic, RCA Records, Le Center Pompidou, Hermès, Petit Bateau, and Vogue, Jullien has also actively engaged in the production of paintings, holding exhibitions throughout the world such as San Francisco, London, Berlin, and Singapore.

Jullien himself mentions having received inspiration from various Japanese comics like Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac, Dragon Ball, and City Hunter, Franco-Belgian comics referred to as Bandes dessinées, as well as figures such as French poster artist Raymond Savignac, children’s book illustrator Tomi Ungerer, and illustrator and cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé. His works, replete with a rich sense of wit, can indeed be regarded as a manifestation of the artist’s creativity that is not bound to fine art, but has been naturally cultivated through his encounter with a wide range of cultures.

This exhibition features approximately 14 new paintings on canvas. From the calm and beautiful sea of his hometown of Brittany, people who enjoy the sea and nature, picturesque landscapes casually observed from the garden, and children’s toys, each and every one of Jullien’s works are depicted beautiful scenes that remind us of the splendors of daily life.

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