James Julien's "Bruises"

April 16, 2013

Jules Julien is an illustrator living and working in Paris. His series of digital illustrations called "Bruises" capture a sleek, graphic vision of the nominal bodily affliction. Using a strict palette of greys to denote features and hair, the bold red circles are emblematic of much more than bruises. These illustrations bring to mind visuals of national colors, the sun, flags and warnings, to name a few. The omission of eyes gives each drawing a mysterious factor. These illustrations are lovely and strange, framing Julien's work as that of a highly talented and thoughtful artist.