BAD+ ART FAIR 2023
Léa Belooussovitch, Shen Han, Jacques Julien, Justin Weiler, Theis Wendt
MAY 5th - 7th, 2023
Randa Maroufi, Marion Bataillard, Léa Belooussovitch, Dorian Cohen, Shen Han, Jacques Julien, Theis Wendt, Yang Yongliang, Zhuo Qi
MAR 30th - APR 2nd, 2023
Ground floor // BOOTH 22, Hangar 14, Bordeaux, FRANCE
PARIS-B is pleased to announce its participation in the BAD+ fair in Bordeaux with a selection of works by Léa Belooussovitch, Shen Han, Jacques Julien, Justin Weiler and Theis Wendt.
Touching an aesthetic of the disappearance, Léa Belooussovitch’s works question our attitude towards violence, graphic violence in particular related to our society highlighting the vulnerability of a peculiar moment and witnessing the artist’s humanity.
Born in Paris in 1989, she currently lives and works in Brussels. After receiving a master’s degree in drawing from the ENSAV La Cambre in 2014, she was nominated for the 2016 edition of the Prix Révélations Emerige, she is also the winner of the 2018 edition of the Young Talents prize of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. In 2020, she was rewarded by the Prix des partenariats Musée d’art moderne et contemporain Saint Etienne Métropole in France.
Through his creative process, Shen Han attempts to find the relation between painting and body, focusing on an openess of forms building-up a connection between the material and perception through the action of painting.
Shen Han was born in 1988 in Hangzhou, China. He graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. He was an exchange student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, he now lives and works between Berlin and Hangzhou.
Jacques Julien’s works attempt to combine the analytical and poetic dimensions with humour. For Jacques Julien, a sculpture is a starting point towards the invisible double, the missing body or the hollow figure. Since the 1990s, the artist has been developing a reflection on form: its elaboration, its realization and its abandonment.
Jacques Julien was born in 1967 in Lons le Saunier, he lives and works in Paris and Montdidier (80). He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Grenoble. He is a lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris la Villette. In 2021, he was in the art residency at the Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome. Since 2000, his work has been the subject of major exhibitions at the CRAC Occitane, the Frac Normandie and the Domaine de Chamarande. His works are also in numerous public collections such as the FNAC or the Frac Bretagne, Bourgogne, Pays de la Loire…
Justin Weiler’s work finds its place within the tension of the borderline between interior and exterior space, between contemplation and domestication, between utopia and dystopia. The surfaces weave a motif that becomes a pattern.
Justin Weiler was born in Paris in 1990. He studied at ESBA (Nantes) and ENSBA (Paris). He currently lives between Nantes and Paris. In 2016, he was the laureate of the Visual Arts Prize of the City of Nantes and of the Biennale of Contemporary Arts of CRAC Champigny-sur-Marne. In 2018, he graduated with honors from the Paris Academy of Fine Arts for the Pierre David-Weill Prize. He did a residency at the Casa Velázquez in Madrid in 2020 (winner 2019, painting section).
Applying a broad range of materials – both the organic and the synthetic – Wendt’s creative process combines sculpture, installation and post-photography into illusionary works that demand viewers’ careful examination. Here, materials seem to mimic others, and faint impressions of nature are conjured by digital means. As with any image, looked upon with any first glance, things are rarely as they appear.
Born in 1981 in Copenhagen, Theis Wendt graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Wendt’s works have been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including at the San Diego Art Institute in San Diego; the Brandts Sculpture Triennial in Odense; and the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles.