Solo show at HVW8 gallery in Los Angeles.

"In Poor Traits Jean Jullien has asked friends, artists, collaborators, and various facets of his network to submit their image to be redrawn by him with his authorial style. This is a personal assessment of his subjectsí pasts from their immediate mannerisms, filtered, and transcribed in Jullienís distinctive hand. The final image is a subjective impression and an earnest attempt to capture something essential about a personís character where its difficulty and subtlety is apparent in the straight, matte, or fibrous line that compose a hairstyle, affect, or demeanour. Heís interested in how quirks, reputations, and subconscious ticks come to individuate and reenact a similar struggle for notoriety, fame, success, and selfhood." text by Matthew Miranda.

more here: hvw8.com/exhibitions/2015/poor-traits/
buy original work here: hvw8.com/shop/artists/jean-jullien/