In the footsteps of Claude Ponti, Pedro and Johann Le Guillerm, Jean Jullien invests the Jardin des Plantes for summer 2020. Far from being at his first brushstroke in Nantes, the artist is well known for its famous posters representing the typical places of the City of the Dukes, and its work of art-emblem of the bar "Le Nid": a monumental bird, half-stork, half-heron, which by its long neck crosses the whole bar, and watches over its seat-shaped eggs (or vice versa).
For the first time, Jean Jullien will exhibit in a garden monumental installations, representing characters and other fanciful and amusing works, specially imagined for the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes. Visitors will be able to discover in particular “the bather”, a creature of 8m, taking a bath in the middle of the large basin of the Garden, while spitting water, and many other creations at the turn of the alleys, lawns, flower beds, trees and bodies of water.
A native of Nantes, Jean Jullien is today a key artist on the international graphic scene: The New York Times, the Center Pompidou, Nike, The Guardian, Waterstone’s and Yale University are among his many prestigious clients. Inspired by the pop culture of his childhood and today, the artist declines a sensitive and lunar universe through exhibitions, books, communication campaigns as part of commissions from around the world.
© Jean Jullien - Photo : Ville de Nantes - Jean-Félix Fayolles