There’s something remarkably poetic and romantic about Julian Meagher’s work. From his soft washed out palettes of pink and blue, to his subtle technique of applying oils as if they were watercolours - everything seems so delicate and yet, the subjects upon which a large portion of his work is based, reflect something else entirely; masculinity, alcoholism, rituals and inherited history - bold topics that command attention.
"Even at 13 I’d be painting in my room until 3am with oils. Paint was the language that I liked to speak. I mean I always drew but it was painting that I could really get lost in".
"I always wanted to be an artist. I always liked drawing and painting every day but it just took me a while to actually grow the balls to pursue it and try and make a profession out of it."
"What really influenced my creative was the idea of a photo booth being this room you hop into where you’re awake in the world and you close the curtain and you don’t quite know when the camera is going to snap you".
Facebook and Instagram are changing the face of how we engage. For an artist, you might have 500 people in to see your exhibition at a gallery, but creative on Facebook and Instagram has the potential to reach thousands. It's so immediate.