Julien Berthier

  • Julien Berthier

  • Julien Berthier - Hors les Murs

    Contemplant une mer de nuages, 2019

    Resin, metal, Parisian lamppost
    200 x 370 x 178 cm

    Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

    Julien Berthier was born in 1975 in Besançon. He lives and works in Paris. For his sculpture Contemplant une mer de nuages, the artist reproduces in three dimensions the mountain from the famous eponymous painting by Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, from 1818. This promontory sculpture seeks to blend in with the city like urban furniture and finds its “utilitarian” aspect through the insertion of a lamppost into its structure. But it is also a Romantic artwork, since the object has been designed from a privileged perspective - that of the viewer of the painting. The summit of Julien Berthier’s sculpture was created to the same scale as that of Friedrich’s painting. Viewers are therefore confronted with the same perspective as in the painting, except that they can physically experience it. Instead of a “sea of clouds”, they discover a new panorama, a different view of Paris.

    Courtesy Galerie GP & N Vallois

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