The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka Seth

01The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethFengjing, China

Born in Paris, in 1972, Julien Malland began painting murals in the 20th arrondissement of Paris under the name of Seth. He made himself known among Parisian graffiti artists by creating characters.

As a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris (ENSAD) he published ““Kapital, one year of graffiti in Paris“ in collaboration with Gauthier Bischoff in 2000, which became the best selling book about French graffiti.
Together, they founded “Wasted Talent”, a publishing house specializing in monographs of urban artists.

Since 2003, he entured across the world to exchange with street artists from different cultures, in order to broaden his horizon on life and on mural painting. From this experience he has been compelled to draw simple characters, mostly children, somehow connected to the chaotic environment in which they are revealed. Witnessing the outcome of globalization, its creations are celebrating traditions. Thus they are defining a hybrid culture between modern expression and traditional representation. His approach aims to arouse an artistic dialogue, whether it is a collaboration with local urban artists or a learning process of traditional techniques from local craftsmen. In addition, Seth is the presenter, author and director of “Les nouveaux explorateurs“, a TV serial show produced by Canal+, each show focusing on a country and its local mural artists. His travels during the last two years are narrated in a book he authored, “Extramuros“.

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02The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethFengjing, China

03The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethFengjing, China

04The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethFengjing, China

05The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethArezzo, Italy

06The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethVaitunanaa, Tahiti

07The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethVaitunanaa, Tahiti

08The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethShanghai, China

09The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethShanghai, China

10The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethLa Réunion – Créole, cité Rose des Vents

11The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethMontrèal, Canada

12The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethRome, Italy

13The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethLes Bains Douches, Magda Danysz gallery – France

14The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethMérapi, Indonesia

15The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethMérapi, Indonesia

1T6he Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka Seth.jpgMérapi, Indonesia

1The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka Seth.jpgMérapi, Indonesia

17The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethBoeung Kak, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

18The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethBoeung Kak, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

19The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka SethBoeung Kak, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

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One Response to The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka Seth

  1. scooj says:

    These are absolutely stunning. I have seen one or two before on other blogs, but never a whole collection together like this. Thank you for sharing. I would love to see him come to Bristol.

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