Some of them are in small formats that can be read like hieroglyphs in a language that is yet to be invented, and some in large formats, in which soft inexpressive faces float against pastel backgrounds.
Julien Meert’s paintings offer uninhibited people of the city a chance to change their identity as if on a trip to the sauna. A faux naïf, the Belgian artist is contemplative. He searches for connections between the individual and the collective and between the body and the spirit. Also a musician, he dreams of painting a canvas that would have the same emotional power as a piece of music. In search of harmony rather than dissonance.
Julien Meert: City Crazy > 20/10, Sorry We’re Closed