Julien Vinet (b. Paris, 1980) is a visual artist currently based in Malta. Following studies in Fine Arts at Paris VIII and Visual Communications at Jean Trubert Art School, Vinet discovered the strength of black and white – a passion that lead him to Japan where he lived for 8 years, studying calligraphy and engraving. Deeply influenced by Japanese culture, Vinet’s chiefly monochromatic body of work conveys a kinetic depth, a constantly changing and layered representation of subject through fragmented and reconstructed line. Vinet’s work has been the subject of several solo shows in Japan, France and Malta, and has participated in a number of international group exhibitions.
The entity of truth, Lily Agius Gallery, Malta, December 2016
La Semaine de l’Art Contemporain at MISIA Gallery. FIAC. Paris. October 2016
PaperWork, Gallery Jin – Ex Chamber Museum, 3331 Art Chiyoda, Tokyo, May 2016
Guerrilla. Federico Peltretti x Julien Vinet, House gallery, Malta.
That’s all they did tomorrow but you finished yesterday, Naoya Inose x Julien Vinet, Teatro Pjazza Rjal, Malta, June 2015
Tigne Collective, Tigne Point, Malta, September 2014
Collective Show at Chris Briffa Architecture. June 2014
Two Colours, Retrospective at Casa Rocca Piccola, Malta, December 2013
Art in Marseille, Friche de la belle de mai, Marseillle, France, October 2013
Science in Art, Collective show at Lily Agius Gallery, Malta, May 2013
A.R.T., WU Gallery, Valletta, Malta, December 2012
Mu, on the graphic representation of emptiness at the WU Gallery, Valletta, Malta, March 2011
Julien Vinet X Gaga, Gaga, Tokyo, April 2010
Contrast at APOC Gallery, Tokyo, October 2009