#030 - Jean Jullien
#030 - Jean Jullien
Destination: Marfa, Texas, USA
Date: 12 - 17 January, 2017
About the print:
Dimensions: ± 50 x 70 cm
Colours: 3 colour silkscreen print
Edition: 50 prints, signed and numbered by the artist
(frame not included)
A little word by Jean Jullien
“A friend told me about Marfa just before my trip. She was ecstatic about it. That de nitely spiked my curiosity, and my further research certainly revealed it as a ‘one of a kind’ place. I expected a resourceful place, full of surprises, and my expectations were positively exceeded. There is a real sense of community that was very nice to be around and experience. I also really liked the scale of Marfa. It is quite small, surrounded by an incredibly vast landscape and seems to be a crossroads between other interesting locations around.
The sensation of travelling quite far to a remote location, which has a lot to offer, felt a bit like a treasure hunt. The dynamic in Marfa is very interesting, it's a great mix of people, and the architecture is fantastic. The town also seemed to have its own sort of mythology, from the Marfa Lights, to Donald Judd, to the movie Giant, etc. I spent a lot of time drawing the old school cars, the houses and the desert landscape. For a French person from Brittany, it felt like I was a long way from home! For my print I made a series of line drawings inspired by the chairs collected by Donald Judd. I drew lots of them from all angles but loved how they could be reduced to odd lines from the side.”
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Meanwhile Jean Jullien arrived safe and sound in Marfa, Texas. Passing the famous ‘Prada Marfa’ installation on the way into town, before arriving at nightfall.
Tomorrow we are opening a new exhibition of Jean Jullien titled 'Shady’ at the Hotel Paisano. The show will be up until the 19th of February, 2017, in case you had plans of visiting Marfa yourself.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Yesterday we opened the exhibtion ‘Shady’ from Jean Jullien at the Hotel Paisano in Marfa, Texas.
Thanks for everybody who dropped by the opening! We are currently working on the last details of the exhibition catalogue. Meanwhile Jean is on his way back to El Paso, where he will be staying his last night of his Jaunt trip.