Julien Delagrange

Visual artist

Contemporary visual artist from Courtray. He completed his Bachelor's and Master's degree in the Science of Arts (Visual arts and architecture) at the University of Ghent. During his time there he organized several solo exhibitions. However, his experimental phase was rewarded with a breakthrough this year, when he developed a distinct figurative visual language with a sometimes alienating character.

Censorship, certain postures and surreal meetings create a particular tension, which, cannot be indicated immediately. What one does not see is often more powerful than what one does see. The image leaves the spectator in the dark. We only see a fragment of the image or idea which creates a game of meaning. In the end his introspectively challenging paintings remain as open as the philosophical questions haunting us.

 

The silent counsel

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrea- lism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
oil on canvas
200x160cm

Suspect

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrealism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
Oil  on canvas / 140x80cm

The writer

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrealism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
Oil  on canvas / 25x25cm

What's behind the curtain

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrealism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
Oil  on canvas / 150x100cm

Confrontation I

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrealism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
Oil  on canvas / 50x50cm

Confrontation I

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrealism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
Oil  on canvas / 50x50cm

Doubt

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrea- lism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
Oil  on canvas / 150x100cm

Imposition

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrealism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
Pen and charcoal  on paper / 350x280mm (framed)

Suspect noIII

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrealism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
Pen and charcoal  on paper / 350x280mm (framed)

Confrontation noIII

Julien Delagrange


His style, a blend of contemporary realism and surrealism, is defined by the contrast between the accentuated skin and flushed background colour. His frozen subjects, mostly anonymously portrayed, are in an unfolding sta- te of uneasiness and restlessness. His references to our contradictorily in-between position give the artworks an existential connotation.
Pen and charcoal  on paper / 350x280mm (framed)