Wishes to portray Dwarkeshlalji and Maharaja Maharani of Vadodara

For the first time Vadodara experience the art works of Julien Claustre from Paris. The artist showcased his work based on Indo- French experience and is his introductory exhibition of the paintings in India.

Julien Claustre, with his intuitive way to materialize space, articulates the time of a moving era by exploring the 21st century with a sensitive, controlled and expressive palette. He delivers his work through oil painting and covers range of topics all through these years. Near the Himalaya, he had his first artistic creation that aroused in him spirituality and the contemplation of nature.

At 16, he joined the International Art School Émile Cohl. During five years of training, he perfected his drawing techniques; he was then selected by the Bologne and Montreuil Art Fairs. Like the classical painters, he considers that the mastery of drawing constitutes an essential step to achieve freedom in the pictorial expression.

Then, in Hoosegow, near the ocean where he decided to live for its range of authentic nature and luminosity, he deepened his skills in oil painting.

Now, settled in Paris since 2009, he has constantly questioned the established artists, in particular Cézanne, Matisse, Monet et Basquiat, to make his own way- the contemporary art way. He shares the view that the creation doesn’t exist without the knowledgeable of tradition.

His work ranges from representation to expression, an organic echo of the material, changing places and shapes, luminous and vibrant colors. Julien Claustre’s emotional works get its real dimensions in Paris.

Inspired by the experiences, Julien Claustre aims to interpret the delicate beauty that lies in each place and corner of the World.

He covers the topics like philosophy, spiritual, universal, Zodiac, cosmic, Human, abstract, animals, ocean and many more. His source of inspiration is what he see and draw it on the canvas. From 16 to 40 years he tried many subjects and made about 300 paintings and mostly concentrates on the quality of the work. One of his works is Bhagwad Gita which took two years to complete.

Talking about his first ever show in Vadodara and India he said the most amazing thing about the city is the cultural diversity and the beauty.

“I want to explore India more and paint the colour and energy of the people. In my eight days stay in Vadodara I visit the awesome Laxmivilas Palace and Vitthalnathji Haveli at Mandvi. I am fond of Krishna and wants to portray spiritual guru Dwarkeshlalji Maharaj.  gaye the and Dwarkeshlalji maharaj. Moreover I also want to draw a painting of Maharaja and Maharani with the Baroda palace,” said Claustre. In films he want to portray Anil Kapoor as far as bollywood starts is concerned.

This is his first visit to India and wants to come again and again to explore the beauty of India. He said and wants to develop a studio in India along with Paris and develop a art connection between the two countries.

He likes spicy food and wish to visit Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad and Aurbindo Ashram.


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