artist : Julien Allègre
his scars of humanity
By strong possession, Allègre starts from an elementary framework, then he throws away the key to the codes. Out of the subterranean, its sharp, fantasized and possessed forms make any tired banality disappear.
Sometimes, like a sun, form incarnates space. Sometimes, a face of immensity carries the horizon away. A fragmented and plural face, crossed by all the hollows of the world.
This sculptor dares to deprive the masses of their mass. Only the envelope, the bare carcass, and the fragile skin of the essential remain… By the hollowed out material, Allègre tears the area. Through the faults of space, it clears the material. It blooms scars of humanity. Wild writing of disfigurement. Shredded space.
His sculptures are dazzling. The fever of the depths inhabits these great emerging, these burnt chromatic, and these masks of intimacy. Its frenetic beings, free of any cultural evidence, upset the inertia of reality, and take root in the throes of desire. Strange sacrificial energy. In this art of grabbing and fighting, vital pleasures exult in the darkness of fantasy.
Julien Allègre, a formidable earthling, imposes a barbaric and luminous art, exultant of wild health, with an immense weight of devouring life and barely tamed magma. He experiences the solar power of the vital transgressions that take away our lives and emptiness. The order is shaky, haunted by inventive formal tremors. Presence of prodigious masks, astounding in sensitivity, at the edge of the abyss.
Archaic and contemporary, the work delivers the West from its tired concepts and heavy materiality. Allègre reinvents the mythical figure, which he tears away from our certainties. His raw art, metal and illuminating fire, carries away these acute gaits, haunted by universality, and these fabulous totems. Abrupt presence of the origins. His works appear. They keep watching. Time of the great watchmen, in open space.
Cheerful to the shamanic soul, hard-pressed by all the devouring powers of the present.