Justin Morin
b. 1979, Mont Saint Martin, France
Lives and works in Paris 



Justin Morin’s sculptures are light, disembodied, fresh, and beautifully abstracted. The form of expression used in his polished steel bars, silky colour gradients and kinetic sculptures is reminiscent of New York minimalism, the Californian Light and Space movement and Op art. In his draped sculptures, his signature artwork, the silk panels are printed chromatic transcriptions of the subjects referenced – often with an off-the-wall humour – in their titles. Each pieces are exhibited in accordance with a specific protocol. The lines and shapes created by the draped fabric appear casual and fleeting, composed and decisive. Taking inspiration from runway models, Hollywood, gay semiotics, advertising and theatre, the artist questions the mechanisms of seduction. The worlds of art and fashion could be described as two industries producing objects of beauty and Justin Morin reveals some of the principles that underlie their workings, whether they are cynical or sincere.
 


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Flex, Capital Gallery, San Francisco
Degrés, (dance piece) collaboration with Laure Lescoffy for the CCN Ballet de Loraine, Nancy

2015
Q10, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Bruxelles
Petrolina, Part II, Last Resort, Copenhagen  


2014
Justine, Appartement, Paris
Petrolina, Part I, Last Resort, Copenhagen


2013
Poison, Galerie Jeanrochdard, Paris

2011
Teaser, Galerie Jeanrochdard, Paris

2009
Galaxies, Centuries, Galerie Frédéric Desimpel, Brussels

2007
Anti Newton, Galerie Frédéric Desimpel, Brussels

2006
Hairdresser, Code Buro, Brussels, BE
Beside the glittering, Villa Noailles, Hyères


2005
Memorial Daze
, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn
 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Friendly Faces, group show curated by Middlemarch, Johannes Vogt, New York City
Beginnings, group show curated by Neringa Bumbliene, Galerie Vartai, Vilnius
What to Do with Things I Don’t Want to Share?, with Mateusz Choróbski, Lukasz Sosinski, curated by Piotr Drewko, Galeria Wschod, Warsaw
Neighbours Vol IV, Studio Manor Grunewald, Gand.
Liturgie, Centre Tchèque, Paris.
How to drape the concrete, Galere Jeanroch Dard, Bruxelles.
Home Alone, La Laverie, Paris.

2014
Le geste des matériaux, CAB, Grenoble, FR
Things to unfold, Préface Gallery, Paris, FR
Petrolina, part 1, performance avec Claire Luquiens, Frac Franche-Comté, FR


2013
For your loving, Galerie Jeanrochdard, Paris, FR
Cérémonie, commissariat : Timothée Chailloux, Parcours Saint-Germain, MELINDA GLOSS shop, Paris, FR

2012
Épisode 4, Middlemarch, Brussels, BE
Close Encounters, Galerie Jeanrochdard, Paris, FR
Le chat est dans la forêt, curated by Antonio Contador & Julie Béna, Ivry, FR
To France, Diplomat Gallery, Philadelphia, US
Le Centre Aéré, Parc de l’École des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, FR


2011
Six degrés de séparation, in collaboration with FRAC Lorraine, Galerie NaMiMa, École des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, FR
7 Years Art’contest, Black Box, Brussels, BE
Prix Robert Schuman, curated by Marie Cozette, Synagogue de Delme), Cercle-Cité, Luxembourg
Dysfashional, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta, ID
A new idea of landscape, Galerie de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy, FR
Vertigo, galerie Jeanrochdard, Paris, FR

2010
Dysfashional, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, RU
Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin / Passage du désir, Paris, FR
Ecru, white, eggshell, stone, Sils, Rotterdam, NL
Moving worlds, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg, LU
Hyères 2010, Villa Noailles, Hyères, FR

2009
When I grow up, Galerie Jeanrochdard, Paris, FR
169a2, Exposition en appartement, Paris, FR
Nuit blanche, Mayenne, FR
Blitz, Galerie de l’Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Metz, FR

2008
Silkcut, Le Stand, Lyon, FR

2006
Suite Fibonacci, Galerie Frédéric Desimpel, Brussels, BE

 

RESIDENCES

2014
FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, FR

2013
FRAC Franche-Comté, FR

2011
La Pratique, Vatan, FR

2009
Conseil Général de la Moselle residencies in Berlin, DE

2005
Le vent des Forêts, Meuse, FR

 

PRESS

2015
Petrolina Part II, Last Resort Gallery, Mousse Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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