Born 1969 in Melbourne – AUSTRALIA.
Characterised by their rich velvety surfaces and intriguing abstraction, Julian Martin’s pastel works make a unique visual statement. Highly methodical in his approach, Martin will carefully choose a photographic reference or an arranged still-life, before selecting his highly refined palette. His works combine tonal nuance and mysterious forms. Signs, symbols, human figures, animals and inanimate objects all become transformed: recognisable yet veiled.
Attending the studio since 1988, Martin has developed a distinctive artistic style that has met with wide critical acclaim. In 1994 Martin was a finalist in the prestigious Moët & Chandon Travelling Fellowship, and has since been included in major art events and prizes both in Australia and overseas.