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Artist of the Month April – Julien Breton

Artist of the Month April – Julien Breton

For April our artist of the month is one of the most renowned light painting calligraphy artists: Julien Breton alias Kaalam.

Starting with calligraphy, he discovered light painting in 2005 and it changed the way he works.  He has been working on many different projects and live performances around the world and his works are inspirational even to people who are not familiar with calligraphy.

 

As Jacopo Perfetti  from Art Kitchen/Milan wrote for him:

Julien Breton’s art is a cry in silence. Everything is silence. Its movement, the light that cuts through the air, the ephemeral words, the darknessthat envelops it, the evanescent traces of its shadow, the electric colours and the geometry that dissolves into nothingness.

Everything is a cry. He has said: “Le silence écrit. Le silence est cri.” To write in silence is a total immersion in the concentration of each single gesture that finds its expression in the very moment when the camera lens, in a single shot, is imprinted by the complex sum of the artist’s drawing in light. A shot that is transformed into a film with a single frame. A performance lasting several minutes for an image where the artist disappears and only the result of his art remains.

 

 

Below you can see some examples of his work. All images are created by Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

 

You can find more about him and his work on his website and Instagram 

 

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Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

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Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

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Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

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Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

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Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

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Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

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Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

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Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

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Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

 

All images are copyrighted by Julien Breton aka Kaalam and David Gallard

About The Author

Jannis Sid

Jannis Sid aka Luplof is a greek Light Painter based in Helsinki Finland. Working for 20 years in the entertainment industry as a light designer he has developed a special relationship with light. Light painting since he moved to Finland in 2010, more actively since 2015. In 2017 he founded the LightPaintBox and started this blog.

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