I really like this website because of the uplifting words from so many creatives that are making it happen. Check out the short piece on French director Julien Hallard, and artist Artus de Lavilléon discussing the relevance of ‘avant-garde’.
Vintage aesthetics, rock’n´roll and a portion of humor are the trademarks of Julien Hallard’s short films. The Jim Morrison look-alike follows a Vincent Gallo fan who finally meets his idol, makes a drama comedy about a young man, who is losing his hair and shows a crazy day in a record store. Julien started directing in NYC, with no previous experience he just decided to shoot his friends and got drawn into the pure form of independent filmmaking.
When looking for the perfect DVD cover for his short film “Vinyl”, he asked his friend, the Parisian artist Artus de Lavilléon, to draw the scenery.
Artus’ art is fun and when you meet him you realize it is more about him and his warm personality, than a certain style. Working for commercial brands to remain independent from the rules of the contemporary art scene, Artus has managed to create himself his own niche and has often been given carte blanche for his artistic work. He plays with words, creates big drawings from movie scenes, turns his small Parisian room into an oeuvre d’art and remains humble and down to earth. With his manifest of ‘art posthume’, he is constantly opening new doors for seeing art, without expecting to be famous just yet.