Julien Delagrange (b. 1994, BE) is a Belgian contemporary artist and the artistic director of Contemporary Art Issue. Graduated as an art historian at Ghent University, Delagrange has worked for the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels, the Jan Vercruysse Foundation and the Ghent University Library. His artistic practice and written art criticism are strongly intertwined, examining contemporary art and new perspectives in representational painting.
Interviews with Julien Delagrange
Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism
by B. H. D. Buchloch, David Joselit, Hal Foster & Rosalind E. Krauss
by Tony Godfrey
Painting (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art)
by Terry R. Myers
Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting
by Barry Schwabsky
Picturing People: The New State of the Art
by Charlotte Mullins
Collectors and curators have been clamouring for figurative art in recent years, as a generation of painters take a more traditional, representational approach to addressing major cultural themes in their work. But is figurative painting today merely a reactionary impulse, a kind of nostalgia for art that preceded modernism, postmodernism and the fragmentation in art-making that was ushered in by conceptual art? There is much more to it than that, argues painter and art historian Julien Delagrange.