Julien Boily

Dotted with references to the history of painting, the world of entertainment and the world of digital technologies, Julien Boily’s paintings unfold as an attempt to strike a balance between the past, the present and the future. To do so, Boily generates virtual compositions whose elements are chosen according to their properties to interact with their environment: light, perspective, reflection, refraction and many others. Emulated by the digital tool, these attributes are then re-examined by the artist in pictorial works seeking to highlight the specificities related to the image generated by 3D infographics as well as to question still life as a genre and a practice in constant evolution.

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Holding an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi, Julien Boily has an artistic practice that is both individual and collective. Since 2005, he has presented a dozen solo exhibitions and participated in numerous art events, group exhibitions and contemporary art fairs in Canada, France, Greece and Sweden. In 2017, he was named Creator of the Year in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship. He was also the first recipient of the 2016 Bang Centre’s Artagnan-02 Award.

He lives and works in Saguenay (QC).

His works are collected by :

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (CPOA)
Desjardins Collection
The City of Montréal
The University of Québec at Chicoutimi
Canopée Médias

Private collectiors in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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