Julian Semiao

Julian Semiao is a painter born in Lyon in 1996. Graduated with a license in visual arts from the University of Saint-Etienne then a Masters in contemporary painting at the Parisian University Panthéon Sorbonne, he currently resides in Paris where he works and exhibits regularly.

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Always animated by art, he quickly lets himself be caught by the color and artistic ardor of Picasso, Basquiat, Combas, Keith Haring, Grayson Perry and even Jean Dubuffet. As much influenced by the strength of art brut as by the vitality of neo-expressionism and free figuration, he draws his sources of inspiration from a pop art, spontaneous and engaged. His insatiable need to create and paint is felt in his way of apprehending the space of the canvas, which is often found saturated. He shows us his vision of a contemporary society always on the move.

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His quest for a primitive vision of painting is a way to seek access to a non-standardized, more authentic, more vibrant representation. Colors and figures follow one another to embody the mystical beauty of the world around us. In his painting, Julian Semiao does not seek to represent tangible reality, he explodes it, deviates it, in order to try to draw from it a new identity.

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Very influenced by mythology, past and contemporary, he does not choose his themes and characters at random. Each element, each individual becomes an allegory that prompts the viewer to question the reality of our society. The miniatures and other fantastic, mystical and / or allegorical figures follow one another to take us into a committed representation. Her pop and incongruous universe in turn questions current issues such as the place of women, the migrant crisis, religion, consumption or the quest for identity.

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Contemporary society becomes his greatest source of inspiration: in his compositions, he constantly questions our relationship to others and to the world, always leaving us the possibility of seeing there the reflection of our own imagination.

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