It was in 1991, when Julien Kolly discovered the first graffiti in in the region of Fribourg. Through the visual impact of graffiti codes he realized a potential for interaction and mark-making everywhere and anytime.
You should buy an artwork because it moves you, because you fell in love with it, and because you want to see it everyday in your home.
Julien Kolly, 2017
Julien Kolly is the founder of Kolly Gallery in 2014. He can be described as a pioneer of promoting and exhibiting graffiti art in galleries in Switzerland. Back in September 2006 he opened his first gallery named GT29, in collaboration with the Nuithonie Theater in Villars-sur-Glâne. Two years later, he founded La Grille in Yverdon-les-Bains which, at a routine of one show per month, allowed him to build a network of national and international artists of an emerging art movement and cultural phenomenon from the streets into the institutions. Eager for new challenges, he decided to
promote the graffiti and street art universe in Zurich, a cosmopolitan city known for its international artistic influence. Since 2014 Kolly Gallery represents the most known graffiti art gallery in Switzerland and is a good reference in Europe and overseas!
Aside for his passion for graffiti, Julien Kolly is an entrepreneur, constantly seeking new challenges. In 2007 he founded the communication agency vingtneuf degres and in 2019 the market research company About You.