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Julien Rubat in his studio at Vermont Studio Center in 2022

Julien Rubat (b. 1980) is a French visual artist who favors large scale abstract paintings using layers of paper and acrylic on canvas.

Through the accumulation of layers and the building of meticulous structures, his work can be seen as both physical and meditative. As a result, the often complex patterns and movements seen in his paintings are balanced by an overall sense of calm.

Supported by a unique imprint approach and continuity in his body of work, Julien’s paintings evoke the perception of time. His latest series (2020-present) features bold monochromatic colors that contrast with a white or neutral background, accentuating his intricate compositions.

With an academic background in information technology, Julien has lived in Paris and California, he currently resides and works in the French Alps. In addition to receiving a fellowship and held residency at Vermont Studio Center, his resume of exhibitions includes Opera Gallery (Aspen, Dubai, Miami, New York and Paris), Evoke Gallery (Frankfurt), Curve Line Space (Los Angeles). His paintings can be found in private collections in France, Germany, Singapore and the United States.

2023
Group show – Opera Gallery – Dubai, UAE
Group show – Opera Gallery – Aspen, CO

2022
Group show – Miami Art Week – Opera Gallery – Miami, FL
Group show – Evoked – Evoke Gallery – Frankfurt, Germany
Group show – Salon Art + Design with Opera Gallery – New York, NY
Group show – Tendencies in Painting – London Paint Club – Online + Print
Group show – Opera Gallery – Paris, France

2021
Group show – Silent Sounds curated by New Art project – Online

2019
Group Show – Curve Line Space – Los Angeles, CA
Solo Show – Curve Line Space – Los Angeles, CA

2018
Group Show – Dietch Arts Continuum – Los Angeles, CA
Group Show – DTLA Artwalk – Los Angeles, CA

2017
Group Show – Dietch Arts Continuum – Los Angeles, CA
Group Show – Unauthorized – SFMOMA – San Francisco, CA

2016
Group Show – Art Center College of Design – Pasadena, CA

2022
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT

2020
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship