In his wides acrylic paintings, Julian Semiao spread and leave floating on bright plane colors the icones of a contemporary world where banality reigns. In those paintings, no cheating perspective but an assumed superficiality dedicated to those strangely familiar figures and spaces. Sweet collage of nothingness often disturbed by the apparition of weird symbolic elements.
Quickly changing, the painter’s style adjusts to a paradoxical society he intends to represent where consumerism never completely restores sens or defeat boredom. Claiming its legacy from the narrative figuration movement and in its ancestor’s spirit, the artist doesn’t fix the contemporary image but rather inscribes it in a moving narrative, threw and with time. To this time consideration responds the time of production and creation technics : space simultaneity and plans layering.
Playing with the viewer, the more Julian Semiao’s painting accumulate stereotypes, the more it reinvents the referent towards collective fantasy to which everyone contributes.
Solo exhibitions | Expositions individuelles
2021 PARADIGMES - Galerie du Lendemain - Paris, France
2021 Galerie David Cha - Paris, France
2020 DÉRIVES - Galerie OpenBach - Paris, France
Group exhibitions | Expositions collectives
2021 HOME PERSPECTIVES - Espace Christine Peugeot - Paris, France
2021 LUXEMBOURG ART PRIZE, exposition des finalistes - La Pinacothèque - Luxembourg
2019 Galerie Vivienne - Paris, France
2018 Galerie Federson - Paris, France
Education | Formation
Master en peinture contemporaine - Université Panthéon Sorbonne Paris
Licence d’arts plastiques - Université de Saint-Etienne