Born 1969, Melbourne
Julian Martin’s pastel works are characterised by their rich, velvety surfaces and intriguing abstraction. 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 forms. Signs, symbols, human figures, animals and inanimate objects all become transformed: recognisable yet veiled.
Attending the Arts Project Australia studio since 1988, Martin’s work 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.
Julian Martin is represented by Arts Project Australia.
Not titled (brown shapes on white) 2009; pastel on paper; 70 x 50cm; Courtesy Arts Project Australia