Born in 1992, Juliette Minchin graduated from the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in scenography and from the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Working with materials such as wood, ceramics, wax and metal in a process similar to performance, the artist plays with concepts such as disappearance and metamorphosis. La Veillée au candélou (2019), presented in the Beaux-Arts de Paris, is one of her most memorable pieces: incandescent sculpture made of flesh-coloured melting wax draped over a metal skeleton with talismanic patterns, this artwork beckons us to a real wake, as the French title suggests it. The artwork entitled Re-fonte (2021) presented during the FIAC Hors-les-Murs in the Monnaie de Paris is as significant. Sculpture of metal and wax slowly modeled, one layer of skin-like wax at a time, the piece was subjected to, even stricken by a real storm: first lit, then straightened, the artist transformed it, offering it a second life.
Recently winner of “Mondes Nouveaux”, a project supported by the Ministry of Culture, she will present her first solo show at the Abbaye de Beaulieu-en-Rouergue in the fall. We offered her a carte blanche after her return from a residency in Palermo for an exhibition exclusively dedicated to her works on paper. She will reveal her last experimentations: drawings of wax, soot, graphite and pigments as well as a brand-new series of photograms in which she transposes concepts of her sculptural practice, between transparency effects and an undeniable organic presence.
Her work has recently been acquired by the Collection Moët-Hennessy.
She is represented by the gallery Anne-Sarah Bénichou (Paris).