Julien Berthier

  • Julien Berthier

  • Julien Berthier - Hors les Murs

    The Passenger, 2017

    Welded steel and patinated bronze
    171 x 126 x 174 cm
    Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

    Julien Berthier was born in 1975 in Besançon. He lives and works in Aubervilliers.

    In The Passenger, the artist brings together two key features of the urban landscape – the pigeon and bulky trash. For several years now, Julien Berthier has explored bulky trash - referred to by the city street cleaners as “monsters” - arranged in anonymous compilations whose shapes are reminiscent of constructivist sculptures. For their part, pigeons that swarm public sculptures are considered a nuisance in urban areas and are under-represented in the history of animal sculpture. By showcasing these two pariahs, The Passenger takes an affectionate look at the urban landscape while examining the history of form in sculpture.

    Julien Berthier, The Passenger, 2017 Courtesy Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
    Photo : Marc Domage
  • OUTDOOR PROJECTS 2017

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