Based in Barcelona since 2000, Julian Deniau is a photographer, artist and skateboarder from France. His work consists of research and insights into these extinct cultures which are slowly forgotten. Deniau's motifs and figures represent a symbolic language which shows the systems of reciprocity and economic complementarity of the ancient times. The beginning of the astronomy, medicine and technology development, and the same time a simple rich culture worshipping "mother earth and the sun." The intention is to give the audience the truth and awareness, and taking us away from modern technology and the chaotic modern civilization in which we live in today.
Deniua's desire is to remain anonymous on his creations, and wishes that the viewers wouldn't be influenced by the background information, but the feeling of the sense of belonging to the culture and the people. When we add up all the small fragments that the painting are composed of we can find ourselves discovering their worldview, their rituals, their cosmogony, their pantheon, their relations with the everyday and the mythological, with the superhuman and the supernatural .
IKARA GALLERY // C/URGELL 82 // 9 AUGUST 20:00 // TILL 12 SEPTEMBER