Beyond time and space by Rita Datta | The Telegraph 

Nowhere is as anonymous and ubiquitous as everywhere. Where rational indices become irrelevant as firm, familiar specifics are eclipsed. For Julien Segard, this nowhere resides without borders somewhere between an ineffable, unfathomed darkness, pierced by hurtling stars or maybe galaxies trailing burning gases and incandescent, effulgent meteorite splinters; and tangible, man-made constructions with beams and panels that fold up space into narrow, manageable units. The way Time is sliced into countable segments by the clock and the calendar. In fact, the Time-Space continuum that confounds man-made parameters seems to be central to Segard’s wondering search.

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Why Artist Julien Segard Uses Found Materials in His Art | Art Fervour

French-born, Delhi and Marseille-based, artist Julien Segard has been hard at work for more than a year creating pieces for his solo show at Experimenter Gallery Ballygunge Place. The exhibition, titled A Second Coming, is a haunting look at how nature and architecture co-exist in urban spaces in India.

In the arresting ‘Najafgarh’ he creates a dystopia composed of discarded materials he found on the streets of Delhi. In another room wires, pipes and tubes hang suspended in air. His detailed portraits of abandoned chairs draw the imagination to occupants who once used it. In this way, he pieces together a dark and abstract portrait of the city that makes us linger on aspects of it we’ve rarely given a second thought to.

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Working with the found object by Avantika Bhuyan | Livemint

As you enter the Experimenter gallery at Ballygunge Place in Kolkata, you chance upon an installation featuring a group of everyday objects—wires, pipes, and more—suspended in the air. In another room, filled with drawings, collages and watercolours, the same materials make an appearance again—this time as sculptural installations. With some of them protruding into the wall or stopping just short of the drawing frames, it feels like they have invaded the space.

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Kolkata: Julien Segard’s exhibition explores the relationship between man, nature and architecture by Uma Nair Architectural Digest

New Delhi and Marseilles-based artist Julien Segard’s solo at Experimenter Ballygunge Place is christened ‘A Second Coming’

Julien Segard revels in creating differential dialogues—between the visceral and the peripheral, vacuity and mass, and the relationship between man, landscape and architecture. His exploration deepens into the observations of severe edges perpetuated by urban structures, free flowing contours of nature’s invasion into these structures, and the shared intimacy that grows into each other’s spaces and claim each as its own.

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French artist in India, Julien Segard’s unique journey by Michel Testard Asialyst

I met Julien Segard for the first time in Delhi in 2012. Six years later, he exhibited his works in the booth of the Experimenter gallery , on the first day of the India Art Fair which began on January 30 in the Indian capital. We make an appointment for a coffee at “The Opera”, the popular French pastry café in Delhi. Julien Segard is a tall, slender, dark young man. Wearing a sober local artist outfit – dark pants, blue long-sleeved kurta shirt covered with a sleeveless Nehru jacket. He wears a pale face, an aquiline nose under slightly slanted eyes. His black goatee for a few days gives him a false air of Faust lost in the land of the Rajahs. We do not give him his thirty-eight years.

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Beyond the artist’s studio: Of Cezanne, Julien Segard, and the south of France by Rosalyn D’Mello Firstpost

“You know this mountain?” Julien Segard asks me we speed along the highway in his SUV. We’ve been friends long before he began to be represented by Experimenter Gallery in Kolkata, and I’ve had the privilege of writing about his work and visiting his studio in Delhi many times. But this is different. We’re in another continent. His continent. His territory. We are en route to the Aix en Provence TGV station from where I am scheduled to catch a train to Dijon Ville.

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Edge of The City by Tanisha Choudhury Verve

Witness Julien Segard’s dark, abstract vision of urban structures and their interaction with nature.

Ever wondered about how intimately our urban jungles co-exist with nature? Julien Segard’s solo show, Anywhere But Here explores the juxtaposition of the sharp edges of urban structures with the soft flowing curves of nature’s intrusion into these structures. He represents his portentous vision of the world, along with his ideas on the overpowering violence of nature, in the abstract form through connected sculptures, installations, works on paper and paintings.

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Kah & Other Works | New Media

Streets have always remained one of my fascinations and a fertile ground for my works as I choose to do something with nothing. My process of art making is influenced by the Arte Povera movement that had sprung up in Italy in the 1960s. Literally the term, devised in 1967 by the Italian critic Germano Celant, translated to poor or impoverished art. The movement represented a radical stance taken by artists against the institutionalisation of culture. The artists associated with the movement championed the appropriation of found objects in their artworks. Old torn brown boxes, uneven plywood piece of paper strewn across the road with something written on it, or a piece of wood, a torn rug – there is a story behind it and there is significance in every aspect of finding nothing.

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Romanticising the Ruins of Present Time | Julien Segard by Upasana Gupta & Kriti Sood LBB, Delhi

The walls in his living room reflect his style of art, the tunneling perspective and the ‘dirt’ colours. The table in the centre is an earthen colored work in progress. He rides on a bullet through Chawri Bazaar, wants to shift into a Rs.70 a night dharamshala in Chandni Chowk because he likes the colour of the walls, has conducted a workshop for the inmates at Tihar, goes around the Yamuna looking for scrap ans waste paper for his next artwork; in short, Julien surrenders himself to Delhi. The places he chooses to represent and the rough material he uses – all of it talks about a simpler life and the end of a fancy way of living.

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The Cabinet of Artist Julien Segard by Rosalyn D’Mello | Blouin Artinfo

“I like to do something with nothing,” French artist Julien Segard told ARTINFO a week ago. At the time, the 32-year-old artist was busy installing his work in the vast sun-lit lobby of The Rose Hotel in Hauz Khas Village. “Just your hand and your brain,” he added in his thick French accent. Segard’s affair with India began about two years ago and at the moment show no signs of letting up. His show “Between the Shelter and the Temple” opens tomorrow at 4pm. It’s an unusual hour for an opening, but when we visited the space a little past noon, we understood why. Constructed in the edge of the vast green forest that lines the village, the Hotel is almost entirely illuminated by the sunlight during the day, which makes for an extremely pleasant and unintimidating viewing experience.

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Art from abroad by Aakriti Sawhney Hindustan Times

Foreign artists and their artworks seem to be the flavour of the season ahead of the India Art fair (IAF) in the Capital.

Delhi galleries are exhibiting a plethora of overseas artists who are now more open to exhibiting their works at local galleries in the city rather than only being part of major art fairs here.

“Artistic exchange between India and other countries has now become a two way street.”

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A story on Julien Segard by Line Pegu Millenium Post

Julien Segard, a French visual artist, has been living in Delhi for the past two years and is currently the resident artist at The Rose Hotel in Hauz Khas village. Born in Martigues, France in 1980, he is one artist to whom art is all about looking beyond what one would normally ignore. The first thing that comes to one’s mind is that it’s wacky and a point of view people can hardly ignore anymore.

He believes that many a times we overlook the truth we do not like, but it is another aspect of truth that he prefers telling in his work. ‘How many times can a man pretend?’ asks Segard. He’s interested a great deal in what life can offer.

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On the house | The Indian Express

This house in Greater Kailash-I is unlike any other. For one, you will be welcomed with a cup of coffee. Once you enter, you see an inventory of sorts – a vast wooden table cluttered with art material. While one wall holds Pablo Bartholomew’s photographs from the series Outside In!, A Tale of Three Cities: 70s and 80s, in another corner is an installation by the owner of the house, French artist Julien Segard. You are encouraged to go further into the bedrooms, living room and even the kitchen, all of which are decked with works by Indian and international artists.

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Showcase: An open house for art by Swati Daftuar The Hindu

Fix an appointment, walk around and chat with the artists over a cup of coffee… W-113 reinvents the traditional notion of gallery.

There is a home in New Delhi’s Greater Kailash area that is open to everyone. Should you want to; you can stop by and take a look around. The living room is like any other living room, with a few minor additions; a series of pictures dated 1979 by Pablo Bartholomew, Shanthamani M’s charcoal sculpture titled Icarus/Jataya, a video by and of Apnavi Tachker and her work. Clearly, W-113 isn’t just another house.

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