Julian’s artwork follows a philosophy that just as we are all unique as people, we will all find differences in what we love or loathe about the same piece of art. Meanwhile, we are all largely alike in a chemical sense of the world.
We are a watery suspension of billions of small points of interconnected elements and energy. We are lines and dots. Connectivity. As an ephemeral solution, humans strike an uneasy balance and temporary harmony of the elements that make them. We are the fleeting and piping tones of marching orchestration heard footing it into the fading distance. Ed Hopper once painted a seemingly innocuous loosely painted work (with no people in it) referred to as “Early Sunday Morning”. In reality it’s explosively complex and human. From the obfuscation of the storefronts to the musical notation of the window shades … the expert color balancing done between the sky and barbershop.
Julian tries to paint from that place Hopper and other painters have found. It is where color, rhythm and texture orchestrate as a tipping harmony in pursuit of synergy. Julian’s personal style uses a mixed media technique which combines chalks, gouache and acrylic mediums to allow a layering of colors while keeping the crisp texture of earlier applications. Often his works start as expressive but crisp pencil or charcoal drawing which is narrative or constructive. Julian’s preference is to leave some of the original penmanship and canvas raw and available to those who prefer dissection of artwork over pure narrative.