“Women should be able to be whatever they want to be. If she wants to be a slut, a prude, do it. Men can, so why not women?”
Julian Bouhenic is unapologetically deviant. Upon walking into his edgy studio flat, nestled in the dreamy streets of Paris, one can’t help but notice the inklings of an impressive collection of strats, music editing software and sketches pasted all over the walls. More than anything, it is clear that his home is a pure reflection of his heart; filled with all things that are important to him. He emits a classic suave attitude that only a truly Frenchman could achieve.
A self-proclaimed romantic, Bouhenic comments that most of his work is inspired by his ideal woman. He refers to her as ‘his girl’. Having just finished some work in New York, he has now moved onto LA where he will be holding a collaboration exhibition. “Sexuality should be explored, not hidden.” Bouhenic’s drawings are simple and minimalistic, with heavy impact, more often than not emoting some sort of gasp from his audience. Surprisingly, he explains that most of his work must be approved by his mother who used to be an artist herself. “She always tells me if it’s too much. And sometimes it is, so I just scrap it.”
In the current cultural climate, like many artists, he has started to develop his work into tattoo form as well. His Instagram is flecked with tokens of his work – all in the same signature style of drawing. “I’m actually working on this series right now. It is a girl who is sort of like the Grim Reaper, yes? When a guy falls for her, she just cuts him off and moves to the next one. She is scared of the love. That’s my girl.” Currently, most of his prints come in an A5 format however he is open to commissions. A true artist and inspiration, MOJO is definitely a proud supporter of Regards Coupables and its bright and creative future to come. Stay tuned for a Canvas Session.
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