Julien Beneyton’s work deals with different aspects of society that he has personally witnessed. Whether it’s a hip-hop artist in New York or some fishermen in Mauritania, the starting point for Beneyton is always an encounter he has with a certain person or particular place. He documents this by taking pictures and uses them as sketches for the eventual painting. In his portraits and street scenes, Beneyton reconstructs the existing composition by adding objects and figures. He intensifies details that serve as clues to the subject’s personality, and demand for a closer look at the world around us.

2016

Fabrice MASANES-RODE ( Article : Bulletin de l’Institut Gustave Courbet) French
Antoine RÉGUILLON (Catalogue : « Six pieds sur terre ») French
Vincent SIMON ( Presse release :  »Humaine comédie ») French / English

2015

Julie CRENN (Catalogue « Vendanges tardives 2015) French
Elisabeth CHAMBON (press release: the B.A.G) French
Philippe PIGUET (catalogue: la vie qui va avec) French / English
Vincent SIMON (catalogue: « Choices ») French / English

2013

Benjamin BIANCIOTTO (press release: À toute épreuve) French / English
Alvaro FIERRO & Camilio ROJAS (interview: JOIA magazine) Spanish

2011

Philippe PIGUET (press release: A la régulière) French
Isabelle PALMI (press release: Je représente ) French / English
Freek LOMME (catalogue: The voice of) English / Dutch
Benjamin BIANCIOTTO (press release – Remember That) French

2010

Shandi BOUSCATIER (article : REVu) French

2008

Philippe PIGUET (article : Art Absolument) French
Anne MALHERBE (catalogue : Délicatesse des couleurs) French / English / German
Anne MALHERBE (press release: The shit is real) French

2007

Philippe DAGEN (article : Le Monde) French
Anne MALHERBE (catalogue : Génération 70) French / English

2006

Richard LEYDIER (catalogue: solo show 2006) French / English
Pascale-Marthine TAYOU (catalogue: solo show 2006) French / English
Oxmo PUCCINO (catalogue: solo show 2006) French / English
Antoine DE GALBERT (catalogue: solo show 2006) French / English

2003

Christian BERNARD (catalogue: solo show 2003) French / English
Didier SEMIN (catalogue: solo show 2003) French / English /Italian