Born in 1971 in Nancy and a former student of the Beaux-Arts, Julien Chazal became a freelance artist very early on. He arrived in Paris in 1997 and teaches throughout France and the world. As a professional calligrapher, many companies call on him for his innovative and creative talents: Boucheron (jeweller), Ungaro (events), Agnès b. (fashion), Rothschild bank, l'Oréal, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, FNAC, Flammarion, Chaumet, Balenciaga, Shiseido and other references. Since 1996 and for more than 10 years, he participated every year in the "Rencontres Internationales des Doigts Noirs" to work on new experimental forms of contemporary Latin calligraphy and continues to exhibit regularly in France and abroad. Now recognized as one of the best calligraphers in Europe, Julien Chazal actively participates in international projects and continues to develop his research in new techniques such as lapidary engraving. He continues to teach at the highest level and has been president of the MOF (Un des Meilleurs Ouvrier de France) Calligraphy section for over eight years. Today he is developing a career as a multi-faceted artist: watercolour painting, oil painting, collages and natural pigments, mixing coloured abstract backgrounds, street-art, calligraphy and sometimes drawing. A multi-faceted artist, he never stops experimenting with sizes, instruments and supports.
Self-taught in drawing
Montmorillon (86) September 6 to 27, 2020
Montreal (Quebec) June 29 to July 6, 2019
This "Rendezvous" is part of a week of exhibitions, conferences and debates on international contemporary Latin calligraphy.
BARJAC (near Uzès) : "Le geste fait signe" (The gesture is a sign), from March 10th to April 21st 2018