Until March 9th, the Durev gallery is showing the exhibition of Julien Levy, Jean-François Camp, its curator presents it this way!
“Julien Levy, a young French artist living in Japan, explores the night full of mystery and encounters. His photographic wanderings take us to the heart of the enigmatic Empire of the Rising Sun, along dark streets and tall towers. Gigantism mixes with traditional , the old alleys lit with lanterns are touched off here and there by multicolored neon lights. These photos of shimmering atmospheres are suddenly inhabited by melancholic and sometimes strange faces. Poetry leaves no one indifferent and for my part, I find in it the delicacy that touches me, driven by an absolutely remarkable technical mastery.”
Julien Levy was born in Paris and studied philosophy in France. Later, as a musician, he traveled the world with his band within the punk scene. It was on tour that he made his first photographs and films.
He then moved to New York, where he developed his work as an author, screenwriter and director. His work always adopts a method imbued with independence and subcultures. Julien Levy now lives in Tokyo.
Julien Levy has written and directed over fifteen works of fiction, published four photography books and his first novel is forthcoming.
What can bring a director back to photography? Obviously, a pandemic, and the momentary impossibility of being able to shoot films.
“I was writing all the time, and then I realized I was writing scripts that I couldn’t shoot. So I removed the dust from my cameras, and I went out”, says Julien Levy.
Julien Levy : No One Is Here For You
Until March 9, 2022
56 bld de La Tour Maubourg