Born in 1977 in Brive La Gaillarde, Julien Audebert leaves and works in Paris. Following different processes around photography, installation and text, Julien Audebert puts to the test the crossing of visible and legible. Whether dealing with cinema or photojournalism, History is the main subject of Julien Audebert’s work. He splits it into periods, segmenting its course to retain only its key moments or conflagrations. His proposals very often are materializations of a point of tension (or a climax to use the language of cinema) of a political or military nature, in which geographical characteristics play a special role.
His most recent series of paintings “Les obsidionales” are small format oil paintings on copper which were produced following Audebert’s work entitled ” Les Nocturnes.” Here the flowers have been literally bought back from war (the wars of the 19th and 20th centuries), transported on the soles of shoes of the soldiers, in their hair and on their flesh. They are thus flowers of war. Framed in the center, like a child would. This work also comes from the tradition of painting on wood panels, essentially in northern Europe that the artist discovered in Belgium and Holland. This practice is close to enamel or to silver smithery.
His work is present, among others, by the following institutions: Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; FRAC Auvergne; FRAC Haute-Normandie; FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon; FRAC Pays de La Loire; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Exhibitions: Les Jeux funéraires, Art:Concept, Paris; Fort du Taureau, In Extenso, Clermont-Ferrand; In Other Words, NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin.