Born in 1972, Julien Colombier lives and works in Paris.
Textile prints and Art Deco train his eye with regard to shape, colour and looking at detail - the first 'hypnosis' that lead to Matisse and Keith Haring and to artists capable of painting the energy of joy. The young artist thus discovered the power of patterns. Repeated, rhythmic, hammered home patterns and their perpetual rhythm. On a black background, armed with pastels and chalk, he hones a technique that occupies the space by a collision of colours, which he uses like a source of light.
Jungles, clouds, waves and geometric figures become pretexts for these contrasts and reality becomes distorted, bordering on abstraction. For while he prefers that which is universal and timeless, his patterns are not subjects; rather, they serve as media for creating atmospheres free from personal narrative and projections. A single principle: firstly, make a clear and head-on impact; afterwards, enable feeling the shock waves with finesse and nuance.
'Tried and tested' by the world of fashion and design, these vibrations were soon to find new surfaces to colonise. Julien Colombier thus invades books, picture rails, fabric, walls and Skateparks; he collaborates with large and prestigious fashion houses; his work is exhibited in Europe and the United States. And he especially likes to go from project to project, seeking a form of harmony in discordance.