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.

<p>Detail, hand painted leather jacket for Urban in Ibiza’s fashion show. <br/>
#urbaninibiza #londonwestbankgallery #ashandover #anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicart #bikerjacket #militaryjacket #9lives #bristol247 #bristolart</p>

Detail, hand painted leather jacket for Urban in Ibiza’s fashion show.
#urbaninibiza #londonwestbankgallery #ashandover #anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicart #bikerjacket #militaryjacket #9lives #bristol247 #bristolart

Posted 1 day ago
<p>Old pub sign wot I did, <br/>
#signwriter #signwriting #alwayshandpaint #wolf #pubsign #pubsigns #bristolart</p>

Old pub sign wot I did,
#signwriter #signwriting #alwayshandpaint #wolf #pubsign #pubsigns #bristolart

Posted 6 days ago
<p>Working on my design for a painted leather jacket for Urban in Ibiza’s fashion show (this is their ninth year and my third year and I’m very honoured to be a part of it) while sat in my pants because it’s too hot to put on adult clothing. Unfortunately I’m sat on a black leatherette chair and I’m not looking forward to peeling myself off of it…<br/>
#anthropomorphicart #penguinartgroup #penguins #urbaninibiza #bristol247 #aviator #anthropomorphic #animalart #newbrowartist #lowbrowart #bristolart #bristolzoo</p>

Working on my design for a painted leather jacket for Urban in Ibiza’s fashion show (this is their ninth year and my third year and I’m very honoured to be a part of it) while sat in my pants because it’s too hot to put on adult clothing. Unfortunately I’m sat on a black leatherette chair and I’m not looking forward to peeling myself off of it…
#anthropomorphicart #penguinartgroup #penguins #urbaninibiza #bristol247 #aviator #anthropomorphic #animalart #newbrowartist #lowbrowart #bristolart #bristolzoo

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Some of the weekends work. <br/>
Right, I’m off for a walk in the rain because I’ve missed the sun…<br/>
Emulsion on wood slated wall, aged and distressed. A bit like me. <br/>
#signwriter #signwriting #murals #mural #bristol247 #bristolart #bristolartists #pampambristol #bristolnightlife</p>

Some of the weekends work.
Right, I’m off for a walk in the rain because I’ve missed the sun…
Emulsion on wood slated wall, aged and distressed. A bit like me.
#signwriter #signwriting #murals #mural #bristol247 #bristolart #bristolartists #pampambristol #bristolnightlife

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Liking this guerrilla ad campaign for the new monkey business flicker feature.<br/>
#warfortheplanetoftheapes #monkeybusiness <br/>
#anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicart</p>

Liking this guerrilla ad campaign for the new monkey business flicker feature.
#warfortheplanetoftheapes #monkeybusiness
#anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicart

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>It’s all about to kick off on the cobbles and someone’s going home without their loaf. <br/>
More dastardly duck deeds and mischievous mallard mayhem in Bristol city centre. <br/>
#anthropomorphicartist #ducks #ducksofinstagram #bristolnightlife #bristollife #bristol247</p>

It’s all about to kick off on the cobbles and someone’s going home without their loaf.
More dastardly duck deeds and mischievous mallard mayhem in Bristol city centre.
#anthropomorphicartist #ducks #ducksofinstagram #bristolnightlife #bristollife #bristol247

Posted 3 weeks ago

Photograph by @eyeconicphotography Print

Photograph by @eyeconicphotography
Printed by @keynshamphoto
Eyeconic Photography specialise in Newborn Photography, http://ow.ly/i/w6jdd

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Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Benjamin ‘Battling Badger’ Magraw. A veteran of the infamous Pit Strike Riots and comrade of the sadly deceased Mr Snuggles. <br/>
<a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/>
Not everything is black and white. <br/>
A work in progress. <br/>
Mixed media on canvas. <br/>
#badger #badgerart #animalart #anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicart #bristolart #bristolartists #lowbrowart</p>

Benjamin ‘Battling Badger’ Magraw. A veteran of the infamous Pit Strike Riots and comrade of the sadly deceased Mr Snuggles.
www.julianquaye.co.uk
Not everything is black and white.
A work in progress.
Mixed media on canvas.
#badger #badgerart #animalart #anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicart #bristolart #bristolartists #lowbrowart

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Some more stuff wot I did a few years ago.<br/>
It’s too hot for me to make pithy comments at the moment, so if you were expecting one; you can jog on. (just to be clear, that was an attempt at some pseudo ironic juxtaposition humour and in no way was meant to be offensive) <br/>
Anyway, enough idle chit chat, I’ve got sh#t to do.<br/>
#skulls #skull #skullart #skullartwork #renaissancesun #skulltattoos #skulltattoos #bristolart #urbanart #lowbrowart #airbrushart #bristol247</p>

Some more stuff wot I did a few years ago.
It’s too hot for me to make pithy comments at the moment, so if you were expecting one; you can jog on. (just to be clear, that was an attempt at some pseudo ironic juxtaposition humour and in no way was meant to be offensive)
Anyway, enough idle chit chat, I’ve got sh#t to do.
#skulls #skull #skullart #skullartwork #renaissancesun #skulltattoos #skulltattoos #bristolart #urbanart #lowbrowart #airbrushart #bristol247

Posted 4 weeks ago

A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me by Julian Qyaye

Mixed Media on Canvas

50 x 70 cm

World weary Louis with his two little eavesdroppers who gets the dope on everyone who frequents his establishment ‘Lucky Lou’s Lounge’.  Where friendships are made and lost and deals are struck and blackmail is rife.

Signed limited edition prints available

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Posted 13 weeks ago