The Aviator

The Aviator, mixed media on canvas by Julian Quaye

Introduction

Julian Quaye's paintings illustrate his love of ironic juxtaposition with a touch of steam punk sensibility and a huge dose of kitsch.



His Work

He is currently working on brief character biographies which will bind them into a larger narrative. 
He describes himself as the bastard great great grandson of Beatrix Potter.  

The Aviator

 A typical example of his work is 'The Aviator': a penguin in early period pilot's uniform at the North Pole. Or to put it another way, a bird that can't fly dressed in flying kit and standing at the wrong end of the world.

To note

Within three months of exhibiting for the first time he was picked up to be included in a contemporary urban auction alongside Damian Hirst and Banksy by Dreweatts in summer 2012.

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Julian Quaye

New brow artist of anthropomorphic characters with Victorian and Edwardian theme.

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://julianquaye.tumblr.com/post/115554794353" target="_blank">julianquaye</a>:</p>
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<p>Pencil study for new <a href="http://julianquaye.tumblr.com/post/79019278833/the-aviator-mixed-media-on-canvas-by-julian" target="_blank">Aviator </a>painting with reference material. <br/>I will probably introduce their military insignia into this piece and possibly some ‘Ships of the Air’.<br/>This pesky penguin will be clad in black leather (sounds a bit risqué l know) to give him more of a military look, I shall also add silhouettes of other penguins looking skyward in the background.</p>
<p><a href="http://julianquaye.yolasite.com/the-anthropomorphs.php" target="_blank">For other characters</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk" target="_blank">For prints </a></p>

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julianquaye:

Pencil study for new Aviator painting with reference material.
I will probably introduce their military insignia into this piece and possibly some ‘Ships of the Air’.
This pesky penguin will be clad in black leather (sounds a bit risqué l know) to give him more of a military look, I shall also add silhouettes of other penguins looking skyward in the background.

For other characters

For prints

Posted 5 days ago
<p>The Aviator</p><p>All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.<br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/></p>

The Aviator

All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 6 days ago
<p>Boris - Westminster by Gaslight</p><p>All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.<br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/></p>

Boris - Westminster by Gaslight

All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 1 week ago
<p>At Home with Ted and Dolly</p><p>All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.<br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/></p>

At Home with Ted and Dolly

All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Owl and Pussycat II</p><p>All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.<br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/></p>

Owl and Pussycat II

All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Barney goes-a hunting</p><p>All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.<br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/></p>

Barney goes-a hunting

All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Buster the Dane</p><p>All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.<br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/></p>

Buster the Dane

All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 1 week ago
<p>The Mognificent Seven</p><p>All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.<br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/></p>

The Mognificent Seven

All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Horny Beast</p><p>All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.<br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/></p>

Horny Beast

All finished and ready to hang in Backwell House in conjunction with Hidden Gallery Bristol. Custom hand painted frames and limited edition Giclee canvas prints,edition of seven.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 1 week ago