Julien Rey

Julien Rey says it himself: he trained “self-taught, integrating and taking inspiration from various cultures, through [his] discoveries”. A great traveler, the French artist developed work that was heavily influenced by Asian culture. Marked by the Zen philosophy and with a desire for refinement and simplicity, he produces minimal compositions that appear like suspended moments, poetic breaks in the middle of the surrounding disorder.

His unique and individual technique of working varnish worked with a knife and gold leaf inlays puts light at the heart of his works, as it plays with areas of shadow and brightness, creating slivers of black and gold. His representations of urban landscapes thus confront obscurity and light in contrasted compositions with impressionistic atmospheres. Julien Rey describes his works as “fugitive rays” or “twilight flashes”, as he attempts to capture the changing moments between day and night where light becomes divine and emotions become intense.

Trying to inspire, feel and self-reflect, the artist is not looking for a true duplication of what he sees, but instead wishes to capture and materialize the “aesthetic link between finesse and rigor, movement and perspective, emptiness and fullness”. In the end, his works capture the true heart of reality but remain distanced from that reality.


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Amsterdam Spiegelstraat Amsterdam Spiegelstraat
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Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 57
1017 DD Amsterdam

Monday:  12h - 18h

Tuesday:  10h - 18h

Wednesday:  10h - 18h

Thursday:  10h - 18h

Friday:  10h - 18h

Saturday:  10h - 18h

Sunday:  12h - 17h

Bordeaux Bordeaux
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66, rue des Remparts
33000 Bordeaux
Phone: 05 56 52 88 04

Monday:  Fermé / Closed

Tuesday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Wednesday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Thursday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Friday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Saturday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Sunday:  Fermé / Closed

Cologne / Köln Cologne / Köln
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Breite Strasse 153
50667 Köln
Phone: +49221 1685 1686

Monday:  11h - 19h

Tuesday:  11h - 19h

Wednesday:  11h - 19h

Thursday:  11h - 19h

Friday:  11h - 19h

Saturday:  11h - 19h

Sunday:  Fermé / Closed

Expo Lyon Expo Lyon
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37, rue de Brest
69002 Lyon
Phone: 04 78 37 41 33

Monday:  14h - 19h

Tuesday:  11h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Wednesday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Thursday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Friday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Saturday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Sunday:  Fermé / Closed

Expo Marseille Expo Marseille
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27 Cours Honoré Estienne d'Orves
13001 Marseille
Phone: 04 91 04 09 71

Monday:  14h - 19h

Tuesday:  11h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Wednesday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Thursday:  10h - 19h

Friday:  10h - 19h

Saturday:  10h - 19h

Sunday:  11h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Lille Lille
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83, rue Esquermoise
59800 Lille
Phone: 03 20 57 49 93

Monday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Tuesday:  10h - 19h

Wednesday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Thursday:  10h - 13h / 14h - 19h

Friday:  10h - 19h

Saturday:  10h - 19h

Sunday:  Fermé / Closed

Mexico Mexico
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Virgilio 25
Polanco
11560 Mexico, MEX
Phone: + 525552802192

Monday:  11h00 - 19h00

Tuesday:  11h00 - 19h00

Wednesday:  11h00 - 20h00

Thursday:  11h00 - 21h00

Friday:  11h00 - 21h00

Saturday:  11h00 - 21h00

Sunday:  11h00 - 19h00