Julian Farade

Born in France in 1986
Lives and works in Paris

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Julian Farade explores human emotions through dense, colorful compositions where figures seem to emerge from one another. Oscillating between abstraction and figuration, he wishes to extract himself from this dichotomy to develop the possibilities offered by this zone of uncertainty and instability, the place where a figure is still a sign, a drawing a grapheme, a color a pure emotion. He thus composes a vocabulary of recurring figures - a house, a crocodile, a ladder ... - that he arranges in all his paintings and that disappear at first glance to let us read a very expressionist overall composition.

His recent exhibitions include: "CRUELLA DE-VIL’’ curated by Noam Alon, Sultana, Arles (2024);‘‘Foreign Flowers’’ curated by Dan Thawley, India Mahdavi Project Room, Paris (2024); ‘’Revenir du présent, regards croisés sur la scène actuelle’’, La Collection Lambert invite POUSH, Avignon (2024); ‘‘Salon d’été’’, Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne (2023); ‘‘L’homme qui a perdu son squelette’’, Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2023); ‘‘Ora d’oro, Under Grounds’’, invited by Igor Cardellini, Istituto Svizzero, Roma (2023); ‘‘Beautés’’, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (2023); «Sur le fil: broderie et tissage», le19m, Dakar (2023); “Non-fiction” (solo), Giovanni’s room, Los Angeles (2022); ”Where Do Birds Go at Night?” (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2022); ‘‘The Sowers’’, Fondation Thalie, Brussels (2021); ‘‘La Charogne La Charade’’, Double Séjour, Clichy (2021).

Public collections: x Museum Beijing (CN), 19M Métiers d'Art de Chanel (FR), FRAC Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand (FR); Fondation Thalie, Brussels (BE)


Group Show → L'homme Qui A Perdu Son Squelette

June 21st - July 29th, 2023

Galerie Derouillon, Étienne Marcel

Julian Farade → Where Do Birds Go At Night ?

September 6th - October 1st, 2022

Galerie Derouillon, Étienne Marcel

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Mathilde Albouy / Julian Farade → Collection Lambert x Poush

February 10th - May 12th, 2024

Collection Lambert, Avignon (FR)


Julian Farade → CAN

November 26th - December 27th, 2023

Centre d'art Neuchâtel


Julian Farade → Salon d'été

July 22nd - 23rd, 2023

Maison Louis Carré