ONAJI UMI exhibition
BEAMS&CO is curating an exhibition ‘ONAJI UMI’ by the French graphic artist Jean Jullien at the Gallery Target in Tokyo.
Growing up near the sea in Nantes France, Jean takes inspirations from his experiences with the sea and develops his views towards the activities around it in the show. Bringing his remembrance of travels and the breeze of Brittany to Japan, the show will showcase series of paintings created through the eyes of his unique observations. There will also be a range of Jean Jullien’s original drawings, merchandise and T-shirts which will be exhibited at the show.
‘ONAJI UMI’ Jean Jullien
May 12th (sat) – 26th (sat)
Open 12-7 pm (except on sun. & holidays)
＊ Opening reception starts from 7 – 9 pm on May 11th (fri)
2-32-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist educated at London’s Central Saint Martin’s and Royal College of Art. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters, and clothing to create a coherent yet eclectic body of work. He has shown work with Tate Museum, HVW8 (Los Angeles and Berlin), Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, the National Museum of Singapore, Kemistry Gallery in London and MIMA Museum in Brussels, among others. He has illustrated for Colette, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Museums Quartier Vienna, Phaidon Press, UNICEF, Eurostar, Majestic Wines, The Wall Street Journal, Transport for London and many more. He currently lives and works in London.
Photography: Daniel Arnold
Opening in 2007, Gallery Target mainly deals with the works of Andy Warhol and other pop art artists around the world. The gallery constantly holds exhibitions in their space located in Harajuku with various contemporary artists in and outside of Japan. They have previously held exhibition with artists such as Peter Sutherland, INVADER, ESPO, Larry Clarke, Ayako Rokkaku, Koichiro Takagi, KYNE and Yusuke Hanai.