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.

BLOG

Julian Quaye

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

<p>The cantankerous conspiracy theorist survivalist lepus ’ legacy still lives on in my fevered dreams. Well actually he’s in next doors garden munching on some what once were prize marrow flowers. The twitchy nosed furry floppy eared bastard has broken out of the yard again, courtesy of his motorcycle riding testudinidae cohort Ned Quicksilver Armstrong and they’re both raising merry hell in those award winning flowerbeds. <br/>The sad demise of Mr Snuggles. <br/>Ltd edition signed print in recycled hand painted frame by yours truly. <br/><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.julianquaye.co.uk%2F&h=DAQG0lYOKAQE1RYfLK5tNzMjfsfukaj7uT4dkigI2SIArFQ&enc=AZOE1r5yC-4EXLAQvFXITt0nQdpDTu1pBzhvQ46R8quLmhahvgUq08xGFGhJxUUJQP0u5Xl-j6G81bMzIp_1Inb90YEJXZnxPJbjgMDPrUmSu32kaSe34tkwgtQj9JzzRkezMiW6rirS-JKuGeTs2HLn5xf60Izzw8hVZY_otwOkgzAlgYGTHBeAafmoUcQyPGPxbSjZsjzM0oMCVXSy-4lZ&s=1" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a> <br/>julian@julianquaye.co.uk <br/><br/></p>

The cantankerous conspiracy theorist survivalist lepus ’ legacy still lives on in my fevered dreams. Well actually he’s in next doors garden munching on some what once were prize marrow flowers. The twitchy nosed furry floppy eared bastard has broken out of the yard again, courtesy of his motorcycle riding testudinidae cohort Ned Quicksilver Armstrong and they’re both raising merry hell in those award winning flowerbeds.
The sad demise of Mr Snuggles.
Ltd edition signed print in recycled hand painted frame by yours truly.
www.julianquaye.co.uk
julian@julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 3 days ago
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<p>Close up of my inspired painting of everyones favourite blond bungler Boris as a permanently priapic panda. <br/>
I’m basically sharing the hell out of him in the hope of shifting some Ltd edition signed prints so I can buy a fan for the work space and I’m quite shameless in my marketeering (is that a actual word or some office gobshite speak)  and will jump on any bandwagon to shift some units. <br/>
It’s still a good painting though. <br/>
<a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a> <br/>
julian@julianquaye.co.uk <br/>
#borisjohnson #anthropomorphic #fineartprints <br/>
#pandas #bristolart</p>

Close up of my inspired painting of everyones favourite blond bungler Boris as a permanently priapic panda.
I’m basically sharing the hell out of him in the hope of shifting some Ltd edition signed prints so I can buy a fan for the work space and I’m quite shameless in my marketeering (is that a actual word or some office gobshite speak) and will jump on any bandwagon to shift some units.
It’s still a good painting though.
www.julianquaye.co.uk
julian@julianquaye.co.uk
#borisjohnson #anthropomorphic #fineartprints
#pandas #bristolart

Posted 4 days ago
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<p>Give peas a chance. <br/>
I’ll get me coat… It’s far too hot to come up with anything witty.<br/>
Blackboard sign by yours truly, a bit different to my usual stuff. <br/>
julian@julianquaye.co.uk <br/>
<a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a> <br/>
For other stuff. <br/>
#blackboards #chalkboards #sign #signs #signwriting #bristolart #bristol #alwayshandpaint</p>

Give peas a chance.
I’ll get me coat… It’s far too hot to come up with anything witty.
Blackboard sign by yours truly, a bit different to my usual stuff.
julian@julianquaye.co.uk
www.julianquaye.co.uk
For other stuff.
#blackboards #chalkboards #sign #signs #signwriting #bristolart #bristol #alwayshandpaint

Posted 4 days ago
<p>Sketching Renaissance leaf work and rough text for A frame, Hidden Gallery Clifton Bristol. <br/>
<a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a> <br/>
julian@julianquaye.co.uk <br/>
#signwriting #blackboards #chalkboardartist #chalkboards #handlettering #alwayshandpaint</p>

Sketching Renaissance leaf work and rough text for A frame, Hidden Gallery Clifton Bristol.
www.julianquaye.co.uk
julian@julianquaye.co.uk
#signwriting #blackboards #chalkboardartist #chalkboards #handlettering #alwayshandpaint

Posted 4 days ago
<p>Airbrushed painting from 1995 <br/>
<a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a></p>

Airbrushed painting from 1995
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 4 days ago
<p>Photo reference for forthcoming painting. <br/>
<a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a></p>

Photo reference for forthcoming painting.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 4 days ago
<p>In an effort to boost my ‘Green’ credentials when l’m not burning old tyres on wasteground l’ve framed one of my A3 Ltd edition signed prints in an old pine frame which I found in the street and painted matt black.<br/>Recycling ; it’s where its at kids….<br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/></p>

In an effort to boost my ‘Green’ credentials when l’m not burning old tyres on wasteground l’ve framed one of my A3 Ltd edition signed prints in an old pine frame which I found in the street and painted matt black.
Recycling ; it’s where its at kids….
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Little cartoon I drew of the Blonde Bumbler Boris with his cojones Gove and Farage getting into a little hot water while Teresa waits to stir the pot.<br/>Also some pictures of my priceless stunning hand crafted mugs from which you can imbibe your favourite libation be it Tea from India, the collected international tears of frustration, Special Brew or Umbongo ‘cos they drink it in the Congo. Can also be used for storing stuff like loose screws, really sharp cutlery, offshore cash or your cojones. <br/>Only two left in the whole wide world. <br/><a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a> <br/>Another bit of jumping on a bandwagon shameless marketeering to shift some once in a lifetime stuff.<br/></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="960" data-orig-width="720"><img src="http://67.media.tumblr.com/2940686184efdaea94e804209038e820/tumblr_inline_oacolmlXTW1sbqbx6_540.jpg" data-orig-height="960" data-orig-width="720"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="960" data-orig-width="720"><img src="http://65.media.tumblr.com/53845ed375ced238c5fc6eab75b5fdac/tumblr_inline_oacolsGRjP1sbqbx6_540.jpg" data-orig-height="960" data-orig-width="720"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="960" data-orig-width="720"><img src="http://66.media.tumblr.com/e26b94468933f8dbeb89b66cb8b14178/tumblr_inline_oacoltMFU41sbqbx6_540.jpg" data-orig-height="960" data-orig-width="720"/></figure>

Little cartoon I drew of the Blonde Bumbler Boris with his cojones Gove and Farage getting into a little hot water while Teresa waits to stir the pot.
Also some pictures of my priceless stunning hand crafted mugs from which you can imbibe your favourite libation be it Tea from India, the collected international tears of frustration, Special Brew or Umbongo ‘cos they drink it in the Congo. Can also be used for storing stuff like loose screws, really sharp cutlery, offshore cash or your cojones.
Only two left in the whole wide world.
www.julianquaye.co.uk
Another bit of jumping on a bandwagon shameless marketeering to shift some once in a lifetime stuff.

Posted 1 week ago