(…) The last exhibition is dedicated to Julien Bouillon. he worked for several months to achieve paintings from “afterimages” of the history of painting , whose scattered fragments overlap technique by successive recoveries. Wristwatches in beef bones are made by the artist during the drying time. The paintings are then photographed and shown instead of “original” . Photos / pictures are exhibited in spaces voluntarily closed the covered with lavender walls and floor of anthracite carpet. The regressive and enjoyable aspect of this work is evident . Not only its protocol allows Julien Bouillon return to the practice of painting almost primitive way without being locked , but it allows him to question the process of resurgence of images, their construction and the fate that they undergo over time .

Eric Mangion
Director of the National Centre of Contemporary Art in the Villa Arson.