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Julien Saudubray

Julien Saudubray was born in 1985 in Paris. He currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris in 2012, the artist has since exhibited in France, England, Italy and Belgium. He was granted by the Academy of Fine Arts of Belgium in painting,winner of Biennale Watch this space 2015 , and recently granted by The Federation Wallonie Bruxelles for Mediatine prize. He was in residency at CAB foundation and Boghossian foundation, He ’s now preparing several shows in Germany, Luxembourg and France.

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.
With each brushstroke I oscillate between ecstasy and boredom, observing myself painting like an absurd machine programmed on a Beckettian formula:

"To miss more, to miss better."

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming

Group show/ Valerius Gallery/ Luxembourg

Dijon art fair/ foundation CAB/ Dijon/ France

Art on Paper 2021/ drawing art fair / BOZAR/ Brussels

Group show/ Vanpey Space/ curated by Giulia Blasing/ Brussels

Cubiculum offers shelters for superdealers/ curated by Matthias Dornfeld/ CUBICULUM/

Berlin/ Allemagne

Solo Exhibitions

2021

extra eye / Waldburger Wouters gallery / Brussel (upcoming)

open studio/ fondation CAB/ Brussels

2018

screen series/ Superdeals/ Brussels

2017

Format allemand/ Westwerk/ Fugitif/ Leipzig, Germany

Rainbow Ranch Hand/ Frac Nord-Pas de Calais/ Dunkerque/ France

Hyper Buro/ Frac Nord-Pas de Calais/ WE FRAC/ Dunkerque 2015/ France

Stand up for something/ galerie Robespierre/ Grande-Synthe/ France

Open Studio/ l’ H du Si ge, Valenciennes/ France

2012

les possessions/ ENSBA/ Paris/ France

group shows

2021

carte blanche / group show/ Dauwens and Beernaert gallery/ Brussel

Le miroir de Claude/ with Thomas Depas/ MAAC/ Brussels

LEAF / Villa Empain/ multiple art fair/ curated by Louma Salam / Brussels

The aprognostique temple/ curated by Sam Steverlinck and Dominique Wood/

Brusselsclosed curtains/ curated by 10n/ Uccle/ Begium

2020

Ulterieur / Avee gallery/ Courtrai/ Belgium

Objectives / with Nicolas Bourthoumieux/ Waldburger Wouters gallery/ Brussels

Thunder cage / with Anastasia Bay/ Aubervilliers/ France

LEAF/ Villa Empain/ curated by Louma Salam / Brussels

M diatine prize / cultural center / Wolubilis/ Brussels

Bruegheling#2/ Le fumoir/ Brussels

2019

Bruegheling/ Herbert Rustiek/ Brussels

la langue du flamant rose/ atelier 11 bis/ curated by Welchrome/ Boulogne sur mer/ France

paper works/ street view/ curated by Marianne Csaky/ Brussels

SCHUSS/ La Vall e/ curated by La Montagne/ Brussels

2018

Lifted Curves/ Bergerac/ France

Novembre   Vitry/ Vitry sur Seine

Entre le Lierre/ curated by Komplot/ Bruxelles

Leak Out/ Clovis XV/performance/ Boghossian foundation / Brussels

Range of Beauty/ Cedric Baqueville gallery / Lille/ France

Realcesonce/ bloemenhoplein/ Brussels

Warm up/ Tatiana Wolska studio/ Brussels

Variations on raw/ la quincaillerie/ Brussels

Slightly seared on the reality grill/ Unit-5 gallery/ London

Stuttering at night/ Greylight Project/ Brussels

Ocean Blue/ Clovis XV/ Basement Gallery/ Leipzig/ Allemagne

2017

Splash effect/ Clovis XV/ The others art fair/ Torino/ Italy

the artist is electron/ SUPERDEALS/ Brussels/ Belgium

It’s Ok to be KO darling,/ Under construction gallery/ Paris/ France

make it last forever/ Millefeuilles studio/ Nantes/ France

open studio/ Spinnerei/ Leipzig/ Germany

blind corners/ Die Box/ Leipzig/ Germany

Hannah Hoffman/ ClovisXV/ SYNC!/ ISELP/ Brussels/ Belgium

Ton coeur est un saphir de pickup/ curated by Collectif Occasionnel/ Brussels/ Belgium

2016

RUN RUN RUN/ villa Arson/ Nice

Solstice/ Marcel Berlanger studio/ Brussels

PINK DENSITY/ Clovis XV/ Brussels

DP2F/ Jeune Cr ation gallery/ Paris

NO COMMENT/ festival DO DISTURB/ palais de Tokyo/ Paris

awards

2020 winner of F d ration Wallonie Bruxelles prize, M diatine prize

2016 winner of biennale Watch This Space, r seau 50 degr s nord

2015 winner of the prize for painting Royal Academie of fine arts of Belgium

2011 winner of “Diamond” prize for drawing, Fine Art School of Paris, France

residencies

2021

MAAC/ Brussels/ Belgique

2020

fondation CAB/ Brussels/ Belgique

2019

team building 4/ Welchrome atelier 11 bis/ Boulogne sur mer/ France

2018

Fondation Boghossian / Villa Empain/ Brussels

Passage/ r sidence de cr ation/ Bergerac/ France

2017

Fugitif/ Leipzig

2016

r sidence de production/ Ecole Constant Permeke/ Grande-Synthe

2015

L'H du siege/ Valenciennes, biennale “watch this space”,r seau 50 degr s nord

Galerie Robespierre/ Grande Synthe, biennale “watch this space”,r seau 50 degr s nord

press

ABSYS #3, revue du centre Wallonie Bruxelles Paris, premier trimestre 2021

FACETTES n 6, revue 50  nord, Pour un art populiste de gauche,entretien avec Darren

Roshier, 2021

L'ART M ME, #83, De l’art du trompe l’oeil, par Septembre Tiberghien, p48-49, 2021

Prix M diatine 2020, catalogue d’exposition.

L'ART M ME, #68, WTS#8 deux artistes prim s, par Alice Cornier, p45, 2016 agenda d'art

contemporain, 50 degr s nord, 2015

r sistance! biennale d'art contemporain Watch this space, 2015

dossier de presse, galerie Robespierre, Grande Synthe, 2015

catalogue des dipl m s de l’ENSBA, 2013

hors s rie revue oscillation, 2013

catalogue jeune cr ation 2013