Born in 1995 in Luxemburg, Julien Hübsch currently lives and works in Germany. The artist is mainly inspired by urban spaces such as construction sites or abandoned places where you can still see the traces of humankind. In order to create these amazing installations, he collects construction materials from these different places, thus creating a sculptural universe in constant construction, always adapted to the space in which the sculpture is placed. The in situ creation is as important as the result and the work lives through this "creative achievement". This way, the final piece becomes a witness and a representative of the artistic process.
"In my work I'm interested in urban spaces. I deal with contemporary aspects of vandalism and analyze how human traces change the urban landscape. Through that I relate to post-vandalism. I am interested in where and how traces are left, how these traces are dealt with, which ones remain and how the rest are removed. I also draw inspiration from unintentional compositions created by construction sites and road signage. I try to extract their artistic values, for example by using found objects as source material.
Based on this conceptual framework I develop various bodies of work that oscillate between sculpture, painting and environment. In this process, the painterly eye for composition and color and the specific choice of material play an important role. Most of my works can be perceived as installations or objects in a certain spatial realm.
This symbiosis creates assemblages that function as painterly interventions and at the same time as contemporary witnesses of an abstract urban space." Julien Hübsch
Julien Hübsch is currently studying at the Kunsthochschule Mainz in Germany. Julien Hübsch has been exhibited regularly in Luxembourg and Germany since 2015, e.g. in the Schlassgoart Gallery in Esch/Alzette, in the Casino Forum d'art contemporain in Luxembourg, in the POKY – Institute of contemporary Art in Mainz, in the Frankfurter Kunstverein or in the Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin. His works are represented in various public collections: Ministère de Culture du Luxembourg, Les 2 Musées de la Ville de Luxembourg, les collections de la Ville d'Esch-sur-Alzette.Download artist'CV