"The Lunar Forest", a project for Hermès, directed by Julie Safirstein

Former Atelier de Sèvres student, and graduate of LISAA and the Beaux-Arts school in Marseille, Julie Safirstein is now a painter and works mainly on books and printed images.

A colourful artist

Painter Julie Safirstein started her career at Atelier de Sèvres before going on to study at LISAA and then the École des Beaux-Arts in Marseille. Today, she is known for her work using colours and materials. "Julie Safirstein has no other ambition than to embellish the world with spots of colour," Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret details in De l'art Helvétique Contemporain.

She works mainly on books and printed images. Large formats, gouache, coloured shapes and torn paper cutouts are her favourite techniques, says the publishing house Hélium, with whom she published “Le jour, la nuit, tout autour”. The book won the 2014 Prix Sorcières, a French literary prize awarded by the Association of Librarians and Booksellers for young adult fiction.

She is also behind a collection of books encouraging children to paint and draw: “Poésies Dessinées” which was published by Maeght Éditions and sold at the gallery of the same name. In addition to her publishing work, Julie Safirstein also produces sculptural works, illustrations for the press, exhibitions and scenography

The lunar forest 

For the festive period, Julie Safirstein has created work for the famous Hermès boutique located rue de Sèvres in Paris. The painter created the window displays and the interior scenography for the brand. 

Discover the project during the store’s opening hours until 11th January 2020.