Julian Klincewicz grew up like a boy who is caught between the city and country grows up. His childhood consisted of summers in Union Pier, Michigan, eating spaghetti dinners, running down sand dunes, spending days at the Lake, moving to San Diego at the age of seven, riding a unicycle and learning how to do gymnastics and circus arts. At the age of ten, he started skateboarding and credits that as one of the biggest influences in his life. When he was 13, he met his favorite skateboarder Zarosh Eggleston, and they became friends. Julian learned about Transcendental Meditation from him and later got a scholarship to learn it. At the age of 15, he joined the program called Teen-Arts Council at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, San Diego, where he met his friend and mentor Wes Bruce....
Now let’s fast forward to today. Julian’s resume is now packed with names like Kanye West, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Eckhaus Latta.... He is also just about to drop his first runway show as Mimosa Pudica at San Diego Fashion Week. The fact is this kid is so driven and talented it’s crazy! His imagination and body of work embrace mythology, biology, history, magic, spirituality, athletics and much more. There is modernity, but there is also a great deal of eternity fused in his art. A constant impulse toward a greater inclusivity and generosity of vision, one that sees history as running alongside the present, is always somewhere at the back of his mind while producing new work. Julian’s oeuvre possesses a sort of infantile freshness and emotive freedom. Katja Horvat during one of their many interviews once wrote ‘’I don’t like it when artists working today make everything look so hard to get, there is no need for viewers to sit there and look at it and wonder what this artist was thinking. Art is not an intellectual exercise and that’s why I like Julian” and we couldn’t agree more.
Each period in response to what is going on in society generates new kinds of art, and Julian is the new generation. But he is not the technologically effusive one, he is conscious, spiritual, boundless one.
Julian's photography exhibition – Sweet Light – opens 13. 09. 2016 at 19.00 and will be on display for a good week of time. Welcome!
Yours Julian, Magda, M - mag and Katja.
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