Julien SALAUD / The crypt of owls
Imagine owls screeching in the depths of the night. This luminous ballet between the bird and the constellations is found here emerging from the stone. Made in nails and white thread, ‘La Crypte des effraies’ (‘The crypt of owls’) traces delicate tapestries that revisit the great mysteries of religious painting. Navigating between the sacred and the profane, Julien SALAUD perfectly recounts the main themes of the Passion depicted on the walls of the chapter house of the Royal Abbey.
Julien SALAUD is impossible to categorise, outside current major trends. His work, which often concerns the animal, is both extremely delicate and raw, even brutal. He has exhibited at the Chapelle des Calvairiennes in the Pays de Loire, at the Palais de Tokyo, the Musée du Quai Branly and the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris, as well as in Singapore, Seoul, Madrid and Tel Aviv.