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>T-shirt design in progress, all hand drawn and designed by moi. <br/>
#fonts #alwayshandpaint #calligraphy #penguinartgroup #penguin #anthropomorphicart</p>

T-shirt design in progress, all hand drawn and designed by moi.
#fonts #alwayshandpaint #calligraphy #penguinartgroup #penguin #anthropomorphicart

Posted 38 weeks ago
<p>Working on my T-Shirt design the old fashioned way, with a scalpel and a tin of Spraymount. It’s a tad warm so I’m just working in my pants like that bloke off of that Breaking Bad TV show, but I am wearing steel toecapped boots and goggles to comply with safety in the workplace rules.<br/>
Remember kids, stay safe. (I just accompanied that remark with a little swivel of the head and a wink)<br/>
<a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a><br/>
#alwayshandpaint #signwriter #signwriting #anthropomorphicart #anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicartist #spraymount #bristolartist #bristolartists #penguin #penguinart #penguinartgroup #bristol247 #tshirtdesign #tshirt #fonts #handdrawnfonts</p>

Working on my T-Shirt design the old fashioned way, with a scalpel and a tin of Spraymount. It’s a tad warm so I’m just working in my pants like that bloke off of that Breaking Bad TV show, but I am wearing steel toecapped boots and goggles to comply with safety in the workplace rules.
Remember kids, stay safe. (I just accompanied that remark with a little swivel of the head and a wink)
www.julianquaye.co.uk
#alwayshandpaint #signwriter #signwriting #anthropomorphicart #anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicartist #spraymount #bristolartist #bristolartists #penguin #penguinart #penguinartgroup #bristol247 #tshirtdesign #tshirt #fonts #handdrawnfonts

Posted 38 weeks ago
<p>More painting logos on panelled walls. <br/>
#alwayshandpaint #signwriter #signwriting #swindonnightlife #bakerstreetswindon #posca</p>

More painting logos on panelled walls.
#alwayshandpaint #signwriter #signwriting #swindonnightlife #bakerstreetswindon #posca

Posted 39 weeks ago
<p>Stag and Hounds blackboard, Old Market Bristol. Hand painted by moi. <br/>
#alwayshandpaint #bristolnightlife #oldmarketbristol #signwriter #signwriting #posca</p>

Stag and Hounds blackboard, Old Market Bristol. Hand painted by moi.
#alwayshandpaint #bristolnightlife #oldmarketbristol #signwriter #signwriting #posca

Posted 39 weeks ago
<p>More painting logos on panelled walls with a one inch brush. <br/>
#alwayshandpaint #bacardi #swindonnightlife #bakerstreetswindon #brassmonkeyswindon #signwriter #signwriting</p>

More painting logos on panelled walls with a one inch brush.
#alwayshandpaint #bacardi #swindonnightlife #bakerstreetswindon #brassmonkeyswindon #signwriter #signwriting

Posted 39 weeks ago
<p>Currently winging it’s way to Ibiza for Urban in Ibiza’ ninth show, which is spooky as I painted 9 feathered fiends in this piece without realising. Someone call Fox and Mulder or just keep me away from the solvents. <br/>
Odysseus 2017, mixed media on canvas in custom painted frame. Prints available soon. <br/>
<a href="http://www.julianquaye.co.uk" target="_blank">www.julianquaye.co.uk</a></p>

Currently winging it’s way to Ibiza for Urban in Ibiza’ ninth show, which is spooky as I painted 9 feathered fiends in this piece without realising. Someone call Fox and Mulder or just keep me away from the solvents.
Odysseus 2017, mixed media on canvas in custom painted frame. Prints available soon.
www.julianquaye.co.uk

Posted 41 weeks ago
<p>Finished. Hand painted leather jacket for Urban in Ibiza’s Fashion show in August. I wanted to do something which had a slight military and biker gang look while also having a sense of humour and mixing in some tattoo imagery. I hope I’ve succeeded. <br/>
#urbaninibiza #paintedleatherjacket #paintedleather #fashionshow #catwalk #bikergang #alwayshandpaint #1shotenamels #ashandover #anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicart #penguins #penguinart #penguinartgroup #9lives #upfest2017 #bristol247 #bristolartists #bristolart #tattoo #tattooart</p>

Finished. Hand painted leather jacket for Urban in Ibiza’s Fashion show in August. I wanted to do something which had a slight military and biker gang look while also having a sense of humour and mixing in some tattoo imagery. I hope I’ve succeeded.
#urbaninibiza #paintedleatherjacket #paintedleather #fashionshow #catwalk #bikergang #alwayshandpaint #1shotenamels #ashandover #anthropomorphic #anthropomorphicart #penguins #penguinart #penguinartgroup #9lives #upfest2017 #bristol247 #bristolartists #bristolart #tattoo #tattooart

Posted 43 weeks ago
<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 43 weeks 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 44 weeks 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 45 weeks ago