The innocence of childhood in the paintings and murals of Julian Clavijo.
Julian Clavijo is an international renowned artist, born in Colombia, living and working in Melbourne since 2008. A painter and sculptor since a very early age, Julian is interested urban space transformation and his work from large public installations to intimate portraits reflects a keen eye for colour, pattern and realism. Currently his studio practice is based on capturing the human face of transnational conflict around the world, focussing on vulnerable civilian populations and the innocence of children in war.
Julian is an award winning artist and his works are found in private and public collections in more than 28 countries around the world. Julian’s practice ranges from hand sculpting to visual works to paintings and large public art pieces. In 2008, He graduated with honours from a Bachelor of Advertising at the Universidad Internacional de las Americas in Costa Rica. Following this, in 2011 he completed a Masters of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University in Melbourne during which he focused on urban space transformation through applied research into pattern and colour shifts in the urban landscape.
As an extension of his multidisciplinary art practice and as part of the commercial brand SCULPTITOONS, Julian has created hundreds of unique and original personalised sculptures for private collectors extending this practice to clay illustrations for advertising campaings and collaborated with acclaimed film makers designing and creating characters and prompts for the stop-motion animation industry.