My first name is Julie, and I am known as BuiBui.
Originally from the shores of Lake Geneva, I have settled in the Ain, next to a weeping willow. I live there with my lover, my pretty daughter, my pretty boy, a lot of paper, a lot of paint and a lot of pencils.
As far back as I can remember, I have always had a pencil in my hand.
Having studied Art History (mainly of the 20th century) in high school, I obtained a Baccalaureate in Plastic Arts in 2005 and then did a very brief stint at the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon. The teaching practiced was not made for me!
Since then I paint, glue, draw and color constantly, always looking for new ideas and techniques. It is a necessity!
Inspired by children's illustration, singular art, street art culture and primitive arts, I work to develop a personal and poetic universe that is an invitation to travel, in worlds populated by melancholic creatures, and in which time often seems to have stopped.
Based mainly on the human figure (often female) and nature, my work mixes false naivety, colors, patterns and other heady intertwining that are like so many paths in the course of our thoughts.
My characters and other landscapes each have a singular story that I tell myself while giving birth to them, and I like the viewer to imagine it in turn...
Lately I mix paint, acrylic inks and markers. I frequently add colored pencil and use my precious rotring and staedler pens (refillable pens for technical drawing). I have used gouache and pen a lot in the past and am always looking for new techniques.
Having worked a lot on canvas frames, I have recently moved on to smoother surfaces such as wood and paper.