Untitled 4, Original Artwork by Julian Martin
Untitled 4, Original Artwork by Julian Martin, Pastel on Paper, Framed in Tasmanian Oak, 520 x 420mm, 2021
About the work:
Untitled 4, Original Artwork by Julian Martin.
This piece is part of Radiant Dreams, a group exhibition showcasing the work of more than 50 artists from the Modern Times community. Radiant Dreams invited our artists to unleash their most vibrant work, embracing colour, movement and verve. The resulting works are a buoyant collection reflecting optimism, energy and hope as we emerge from the monotonous routine of lockdown.
Julian Martin is known for his vibrant small-scale abstract pastel works on paper, of which he creates many. A master colourist, his artworks are vibrant and incredible transformations of everyday objects, people, animals and landscapes. Julian’s artworks provide insights into the artist’s mind and interrogate what the artist is communicating. Expressing himself through his work, each artwork he creates is unique, with thick swathes of pastel applied to the paper’s surface, creating a rich, velvety texture. Made in 2019 and 2021, Martin’s artworks selected for Radiant Dreams are faithful to his signature style and elicit bold imagination, pleasure and enquiry.
About the Artist:
Characterised by their rich surfaces, Julian Martin’s pastel works make a unique visual statement. Methodical in his approach, he carefully works from photographs and arranged still life, deconstructing these references to create highly considered compositions. With his pastels evoking a strong bodily resonance, his work is a continuous reinterpretation of, and response to, form. Martin has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 1988 and has held multiple solo shows at Arts Project Australia (in 2001, 2003, and 2014) as well as Australian Galleries (1995), Manningham Gallery (2009) and No Vacancy Gallery (2015).
Pastel on Paper
Framed in Tasmanian Oak
Pastel on Paper, Framed in Tasmanian Oak