Jean Jullien, FLAT OUT

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Jean Jullien, FLAT OUT

Illustrator Jean Jullien explores the idleness with series of lethargic life-size sculptures in Ghent show...

Heavy night? Hard day at the office? Plain can’t be arsed? Sometimes doing the square root of f-all is utter bliss. Embrace the nothingness. Jean Jullien is an artist whose work regularly resonates with our inner psyche and social interactions; regularly commentating on the modern world and dependence upon technology.

Jean Jullien, FLAT OUT at WATT, Gent

In FLAT OUT — an exhibition presented by DIFT Gallery, and hosted at the brilliant WATT event space in Ghent, Belgium — the French illustrator explores the latent quality that exists in all of us to varying degrees: laziness. Whether it dominates us, or its occurrence is reserved as a guilty pleasure, idleness is an oft-overlooked, but always integral element in our make up — imitating paper cut-outs, Jullien’s eight life-sized steel sculptures (made by Bram Kerkhofs) embody the spirit of lethargy in all its glory and/or ignominy.

The first time the London-based artist’s work has been displayed on such scale in Belgium, FLAT OUT also represents a departure from the work and disciplines he’s renowned for; reflecting a diverse body of work that has snowballed from a simple aesthetic.

Jean Jullien’s FLAT OUT continues at WATT Gent, until 31 August.

Jean Jullien
Jean Jullien, FLAT OUT at WATT, Gent
Flat Out Exhibition
Jean Jullien
Jean Jullien, FLAT OUT at WATT, Gent
Flat Out Exhibition
Jean Jullien, FLAT OUT at WATT, Gent
Flat Out Exhibition
Jean Jullien
Jean Jullien, FLAT OUT at WATT, Gent
Flat Out Exhibition
Jean Jullien
Jean Jullien, FLAT OUT at WATT, Gent
Flat Out Exhibition

Photography, Wouter Maeckelberghe / Ine Savenberg

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