American Contemporary Photography, mixed media
(New Orleans, LA, 1972 - )
A native of New Orleans, Epaul Julien began his career as a fine art photographer in 1995 when a near-death experience changed his life. He is self-taught and creating art for him is a necessity that is vitally linked to his existence. In his work, Julien crafts new critical perspectives on the global histories of Southeastern Louisiana using photo montages and painting, often repurposing imagery sourced from the Internet, mass media, public archives and other works of art. As a solo artist and as part of the collaborative duo E2 with Elizabeth Kleinveld, Julien has exhibited internationally at both public and private institutions, including the Royal Academy of Art in London, Gemeentemuseum in The Netherlands, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Palazzo Fortuny in Venice.