Julien Creuzet has developed a unique new commission, as a result of his recent residency at LUMA Arles. In his work - which was also shortlisted for the 2021 Prix Marcel Duchamp - Creuzet mixes a wide variety of styles and influences. Philosophy meets technology, while everyday Caribbean iconography and African literature is juxtaposed with imagery borrowed from a global network of references, including nature and music. His new commission, the largest to-date in France, reflects his simultaneous experience of visual culture from extremely diverse sources and his practice of reworking and recombining unique stimuli into something new.
Julien Creuzet is an artist, video maker, performer and poet. He spent most of his childhood in Martinique. These first years in the Caribbean, at the crossroads between the African, Indian and European cultures, have impregnated an oeuvre where the mixture of visions and imaginations has a central place. Through the environments made up of composite assemblies, he creates footbridges beween these constructs and Elsewhere, between the social realities of here and the forgotten stories of minorities.