B. 1969, Australia
Julian Martin’s pastel drawings are characterized by their rich velvety surfaces and abstract forms. Highly methodical in his approach, Martin carefully chooses a photographic reference or an arranged still-life and then distills the composition into abstraction working in a highly refined, often colorful palette. Martin has attended Arts Project Australia since 1988, a renowned studio and exhibition programs for artists with disabilities located in Melbourne. Martin has developed a distinctive artistic style that has met with wide critical acclaim.
Martin's work is in public collections including Deakin University, Monash University Museum of Art, and the City of Melbourne (all in Melbourne, Ausrtralia); The Museum of Everything, London, UK; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, among others.