Justin Weiler

Né en 1990
Vit et travaille entre Paris et Nantes

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Justin Weiler was born in Paris in 1990. A graduate from School of Fine Art (Nantes) and School of Fine Art (Paris), he now lives between Nantes and Paris. In 2016 he won the Visual Arts Award from the City of Nantes and in the same year, the Biennial for Current Arts of the CRAC in Champigny-sur-Marne.

In 2018, he obtained a mention from the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris for the Pierre David-Weil award. 

In 2020 he participated in a year long residency at the Casa Velazquez in Madrid. 

About the artworks

The three primary colors. Red, blue & yellow. These three primary colors, when mixed, become black, The color black Justin has made synonyms with his work.

Using the black of Indian ink, Justin Weiler creates a ‘’painting-sculpture’’ full of contrasts and questions of limits. Boundaries between interior and exterior, but also between photography and drawing. Justin also uses urban materials in large format. While playing on the trompe l’oeil, borders and materials to awaken surprise and sow doubt in the viewer. 

When using cyan, magenta and yellow, unmixed but superimposed, he gives color a ‘’new birth’’.

Both approaches for Justin Weiler are the same. There is always a need to hide and conceal each layer of paint. Covering a little more glass to erase the transparency. However a part of the drawing left blank comes to reveal an architectural space that structures each painting. The motifs follow one another and therefore link the paintings together. A framework is created that takes us on a linear journey. In the motif, spectres appear, ‘’spirits’’, perspective apparitions projecting us into the painting. 

By meticulously covering the glass, a strata-like, superimposed effect emerges, almost as a photograph. Allowing light to enter by a precise protocol, determined by Justin. It is in the untouched part of the paintings that reveal the light and depth. These things intermingle, until one does not know any more if the light influences the perception of the color or the other way around.