Painting

ONAJI UMI: Jean Jullien's Beach Life On View @ Gallery Target, Tokyo

May 12, 2018 - May 26, 2018Gallery Target, Tokyo

We absolutely love the new direction of French-born, London-based artist/illustrator/designer/clothing man, Jean Jullien. We were lucky to do a feature and cover story on him back in April 2016, and since, he has begun to create these beautiful beach scene, surfing and lifestyle watercolors. We had some in our Juxtapoz Clubhouse back in December 2017, and now Jullien is set to open a new solo show, ONAJI UMI, at Gallery Target in Tokyo from May 12—26, 2018.

From the gallery: Growing up near the sea in Nantes France, Jullien takes inspirations from his experiences with the sea and develops his views towards the activities around it in this exhibition. Jullien explains, “from the beach of Malibu to Belize to Greece or Iceland, it seems like the sea is the same, like a travel companion which reminds you of home. It’s an incredibly powerful element, changing yet constant. I wanted the exhibition to be about that: the ocean, it’s fauna and flora and the activities around it.” Bringing his remembrance of travels and the breeze of Brittany to Japan, this exhibition will showcase series of paintings created through the eyes of his unique observations.

The show features watercolors, vases, sculpture, as well as a range of Jullien’s original drawings, merchandise and T-shirts available at the gallery.