Isaac Julien is a contemporary photographer, installation artist, and filmmaker. Isaac Julien was born in London, England in the year 1960.
The artist attended Central Saint Martin’s School of Art located in London, England.
Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.
One of the goals of the artist is to break down barriers created by society. This could be in the form in many parts of society. Income and class barriers, gender bias, or gay vs. heterosexual biases.
In this clip we view an installation by the artist:
Isaac Julien came onto the art scene for two movies. In 1989 he made a movie called Looking for Langston that was set during the Harlem Renaissance period. Julien also won an award at the famous Cannes Film Festival in 1991 for best film for his movie Young Soul Rebels.
In 2001 the artist was nominated for the Turner Prize.
Julien was given the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2017 for his commitment of service to the arts.
The artist splits his time in London, England and Santa Cruz, California. He serves as a professor of digital art at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design.
Isaac Julien is a great storyteller. The artist does a great job of creating suspense in his black and white images. Often the subjects in his works appear to be in deep contemplative thought.