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'2020 Australia'

Dedicated to the devastating Australian bushfires

Oil on Canvas

35cm X 55cm

2020

(Sold)

Environmentally (and socially) speaking what we are witnessing is a clear and loud mirror reflection of a fast-paced mass extinction as it happens. The 6th mass extinction and the only one caused by one of the species. These natural events generally happened by severe changes in the climate or rise or low in the levels of vital elements in the environment. But this one right here right now is seeing species and creatures being swept faster than never before, by the billions in a matter of months. Of course that the system we indulge in is politically incorrect but let's not forget that the sustainability of this planet is a global commitment that starts with the consciousness of each individual. Our next generation of little ones is staring at us while we literally stand and watch the planet burn. I feel ashamed to hand over the planet the way it is to the current generation of children. A planet where you check hazardous levels of pollution in the air before you step out the door, a planet where they can't go safely to school in terror of a shooting happening, a planet where we feed by food-like by-products, technology that is making us less social, ill and lethargic, and the list goes on. If we all think and act day by day with a purpose to leave this planet a bit better than we received it, I'm sure this will be a much better home for all of us.

 

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Without the dark, light has no meaning

Oil on raw birch

40 x63,5cm

2019

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Journey

Family portrait commission

Oil on Canvas

100 x 130 cm

2020

(Sold

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Peruvian Kids Pixels Series

Acrylic and spray paint on wood blocks

56x 60cm each panel

2019

(Sold

Patterns, colour, material and attention to detail are aspects of my practice that I’ve aimed to thrive for for years. Inviting the viewer to connect and come close to my pieces to explore and discover more beyond of what can be seen from a distance; this is an interaction that I aim to achieve when communicating the intention presented in my work. Through the pixelation of portraits, materiality, distance and space I channel the notion of disintegration. In this case of indigenous communities world wide

Detail Videos

Emancipation

Acrylic and spray paint on wood blocks and bullet shells installation

250cmx 220cm 

2018

(Sold


Since birth and early years of existence, the human being has been vulnerable to set social paradigms and judgements that psychologically, emotionally and physically shape the individual being's views and values of the world they live in and are surrounded by.The bullets in the installation are elements representing the psychological trauma of war, but they also stand as metaphors, reflecting the wars we all have within us and the struggles of young people to overcome their own internal battles. It is a call to overcome these battles, to win in the fight against oppression and to emancipate ourselves from the mental limitations we face on a daily basis. Proceeds from this artwork were donated to the REACH Foundation.

Handing over the planet

Oil on canvas

120cm x80,5cm

2018

(Sold)

Handing the planet over - Julian Clavijo

'Voices in My Head'

Oil on Canvas

35.5cm X 94.5cm

2017

(Available)

Finalist Black Swan Portraiture Prize 2017 (WA)  & Semi-Finalist Doug Moran National Portraiture Prize 2017 (NSW)

Portrait of  Adam Elliot, Academy Award Winner, filmmaker, director, writer, sculptor and animator. The creator of stop-motion animation cult classics Harvey

Krumpet and Mary and Max .This is a depiction of the conscious and subconscious creation of the stories and their forms, and how they are born in the brain of the creator who then become a beholder and interpreter. The personal story and life reflection in this portrait is deeply embedded in the representation of his characters and symbolic elements found throughout his films.

Parallel Worlds by Julian Clavijo Oil on Canvas 110 x 123 cm 2015 - 2016
Voices in My Head
Voices in My Head

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Close up
Close up

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Close up
Close up

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Detail
Detail

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Detail
Detail

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Detail
Detail

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Detail
Detail

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Detail
Detail

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Detail
Detail

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Close up
Close up

Portrait of Adam Elliot by Julian Clavijo

Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot andJulian Clavijo unveiling night

 Private Commissions 2016 -2017

Portrait of Jesse and Dad
Portrait of Jesse and Dad

60x70cm Oil on birch panel 2016-2017 (Sold) by Julian Clavijo

Pachi Chichecos
Pachi Chichecos

60x70cm Oil on birch panel 2016-2017 (Sold) by Julian Clavijo

Joy is in the Air - Julian Clavijo
Joy is in the Air - Julian Clavijo

120 x 90cm Oil on Canvas 2016 (Sold)

Marla
Marla

75x55cm Oil on birch 2016 (Sold)

Frankie
Frankie

75x55cm Oil on birch 2016 (Sold)

Parallel Worlds

Cliftons Awards - Winner 2017

Oil on Canvas

110 x 123 cm

2015 - 2016

(Sold

Parallel Worlds by Julian Clavijo Oil on Canvas 110 x 123 cm 2015 - 2016

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'Patient Transition' Solo Exhibition

Ground Floor - STK Arts Space

St Kilda, Melbourne

Australia

 

God's Nature_ Julian Clavijo
God's Nature_ Julian Clavijo

Oil on Concrete (Sold)

small Street Artist in the making by Julian Clavijo
small Street Artist in the making by Julian Clavijo

Street Artist in the making (Sold)

Nature's Guardian by Julian Clavijo
Nature's Guardian by Julian Clavijo

Oil on Tasmanian Oak (Sold)

Life is Cyclical by Julian Clavijo
Life is Cyclical by Julian Clavijo

Oil on Tasmanian Oak (Sold)

Dream by Julian Clavijo
Dream by Julian Clavijo

Oil on Tasmanian Oak (Sold)

read between the lines by Julian Clavijo
read between the lines by Julian Clavijo

Oil on Tasmanian Oak sticks (Sold)

Discover by Julian Clavijo
Discover by Julian Clavijo

Oil on Tasmanian Oak sticks (Sold)

Curiosity by Julian Clavijo
Curiosity by Julian Clavijo

Oil on Tasmanian Oak sticks (Sold)

Introspection 3 by Julian Clavijo
Introspection 3 by Julian Clavijo

Spray and Oil paint on wood blocks (Sold)

Introspection 2 by Julian Clavijo
Introspection 2 by Julian Clavijo

Spray and Oil paint on wood blocks (Sold)

Introspection 1 by Julian Clavijo
Introspection 1 by Julian Clavijo

Spray and Oil paint on wood blocks (Sold)

globalization take over by Julian Clavijo
globalization take over by Julian Clavijo

Stoneware porcelain (Sold)

all masks in one by Julian Clavijo
all masks in one by Julian Clavijo

Stoneware porcelain (Sold)

 Ready by Julian Clavijo
Ready by Julian Clavijo

Stoneware porcelain (Sold)

'Por Amor / For Love' Exhibition

Metro Gallery October-November, 2015

Armadale, Melbourne

Australia

 

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Nazar Protection
Nazar Protection

Oil on Canvas (Sold)

Future contemplation_Julian Clavijo
Future contemplation_Julian Clavijo

Oil on Canvas (Sold)

Morning Reflection_Julian Clavijo
Morning Reflection_Julian Clavijo

Oil on Canvas (Sold)

How it should be_Julian Clavijo
How it should be_Julian Clavijo

Oil on Canvas (Available)

Shelter_Julian Clavijo
Shelter_Julian Clavijo

Oil on Canvas (Sold)

Emerging_Julian Clavijo
Emerging_Julian Clavijo

Oil on Canvas (Available)

Awakening_Julian Clavijo
Awakening_Julian Clavijo

Oil on Canvas (Available)

Insight_Julian Clavijo
Insight_Julian Clavijo

Oil on Tasmanian Oak Panel (Sold)

Reborn

Oil on Canvas

195x165cm

2014 - 15

(Sold)

Wondering about the kids

Oil on canvas

167x110cm

2014

(Sold)

Reborn - Julian Clavijo
Reborn - Julian Clavijo

Oil on canvas (Sold)

Bubble Citizen

Oil on canvas

160x160cm

2014

(Sold)

Wondering about the kids- Julian C
Wondering about the kids- Julian C

Oil on canvas 167x110cm 2014 (Sold)

Bubble Citizen by Julian Clavijo
Bubble Citizen by Julian Clavijo

Oil on canvas 160x160cm 2014 (Sold)

The making of the Bubble Citizen - Timelapse

 

Memories of Gaza

Oil on rendered concrete
Various sizes

2014

(Series Sold)

Whistle echoes - Julian Clavijo
Whistle echoes - Julian Clavijo

Oil on concrete 30x21cm (Sold)

Raining - Julian Clavijo
Raining - Julian Clavijo

Oil on concrete 20x20cm (Sold)

Pacifist by nature_ Julian Clavijo
Pacifist by nature_ Julian Clavijo

Oil on concrete 20x25cm (Sold)

Last glimmer in the sky_Julia Clavij
Last glimmer in the sky_Julia Clavij

Oil on concrete 20x25cm

Paintings Selection 2013

Small selection of paintings created during 2013 exhibited in Australia, Italy, Thailand and Colombia.

Materia Común_Julian Clavijo
Materia Común_Julian Clavijo

(Sold)

Candies - Julian Clavijo
Candies - Julian Clavijo

Finalist Salón Nacional de Artistas Diversidad Bogotá 2013.

Toy soldier Julian Clavijo
Toy soldier Julian Clavijo

Oil on Canvas

Out of Scope - Julian Clavijo 2013
Out of Scope - Julian Clavijo 2013

Part of 3x3 Exhibition National Gallery Bangkok, Thailand 2013. (Sold)

Australia Art Month - Abu Dhabi 2013

Series of works created during the one-month artist in residency in Abu Dhabi. These works were a response based on the experiences and encounters of landscapes, contexts and its people.

Within
Within

Acrylic on Canvas 120x100cm 2013 (Sold)

Veil and Light
Veil and Light

Oil on Canvas 140x100cm 2013 (Sold)

To the Horizont
To the Horizont

Oil on Canvas 140x100cm 2013 (Sold)

Equilibrium
Equilibrium

Oil on Canvas 140x100cm 2013 (Sold)

Developed Heritage
Developed Heritage

Oil on Canvas 140x100cm 2013 (Sold)

Happiness in the Wind
Happiness in the Wind

Oil on Canvas 232x38cm 2013 (Sold)

Behind the Bars Series - 2013

“Behind the Bars” is a series of portraits of children – victims from around the world -  who have actually experienced or are living through wars. These paintings are a poetic black and white depiction of the notion that there are children imprisoned behind the coloured bars of a denied childhood, deprived of the joy of life. Abducted from their innocence and dreams, these children are condemned by their memories and scars of war to survive behind these emotional and psychological bars.

Colourless - Gaza
Colourless - Gaza

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 61 x 45 cm 2013

Colourless - Congo
Colourless - Congo

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 61 x 45 cm 2013

Colourless - South Sudan
Colourless - South Sudan

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 61 x 45 cm 2013

Colourless - Syria
Colourless - Syria

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 61 x 45 cm 2012

Colourless - Sierra Leone
Colourless - Sierra Leone

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 61 x 45 cm 2012 (Sold)

Colourless - Libya
Colourless - Libya

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 61 x 45 cm 2013

This compilation of five portraits creates a general feeling of joy represented in the selection of colour values to transmit variety and people's passion for life. Regardless of their social and political problems, defective systems and their limitations, Latin American people are amongst the happiest people in the world.

Processes

Human Disintegration

Winner 1st place Banyule Outdoor Sculpture Award 2011 - Finalist Yering Station Sculpture Prize 2011

The concept that drives this sculptural painting is the sense of human fragility embodied within the image being depicted. The subject matter of the work relates to the notion that children around the world are suffering from corruption, violence, war and starvation extended to the armed conflict of Colombia. A real child holding a bullet belt evidences the fragile innocence standing parallel the poisonous element of war, raising the notion that humanity is being disintegrated by war and unfaithful politics. 3045 wood cubes (45mm3 each) are painted according to specific colour coding and separately placed within the chosen site.  This conveys an overall sense of disintegration. Because the artwork is composed of numerous modules, at eye level the viewer can barely make out the image but can see its materialisation in detail On the other hand, viewed from above and at a distance, the observer can perceive the whole image and thus begin to understand what it is about. The act of the viewer being above or a a distance from the artwork becomes an implicit message of the piece interacting as a modular work that varies significantly depending on one’s distance or perspective.

Human Disintegration
Human Disintegration

Wood and Acrylic 300 x 275 x 4.5 cm 2010

Exhibition in UAE
Exhibition in UAE

Featured in Concierge Magazine Dubai 2013

Finalist at Yering Station Prize 2011

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Low ress IMG_6836.jpg

Crimson Red

Wood blocks and acrylic paint
60x90cm

 

 

Crimson Red by Julian Clavijo
Crimson Red by Julian Clavijo

Acrylic and wood 90 x 60 x 6.5 cm 2013 (Sold)

Stolen Soul

Wood blocks and acrylic paint
60x90cm

 

Stolen Soul
Stolen Soul

Acrylic and wood 90 x 70 x 6.5 cm 2011 (Sold)

True Faces

Wood panel and acrylic paint
57x9198cm
True Faces
True Faces

Acrylic on wood panel 190 x 57 cm 2011

Practice and studios 

Small selection of some of Julian's painting practice prior 2009

Amor Eterno
Amor Eterno

Oil on Canvas 35 x 55 cm 2010

Untitled
Untitled

Oil on Canvas 30 x 50 cm 2008

Monochromic Triptych
Monochromic Triptych

Oil on Canvas 3 x 60 x 40 cm 2007

Decadent Trophy
Decadent Trophy

Oil on Canvas 30 x 30 cm 2009

Anthology on the table
Anthology on the table

Oil on Canvas 100 x 70 cm 2008

Good Morning
Good Morning

Oil on Canvas 110 x75 cm 2007

3 grapes
3 grapes

Oil on Canvas 80 x 55 cm 2006

Still Life 90
Still Life 90

Oil on Canvas 90 x 70 cm 2006

Heading to eternal happines
Heading to eternal happines

Oil on Canvas 80 x 60 cm 2000

Books on chair
Books on chair

Acrylic on Canvas 2 x 40 x 60 cm 2010

Natural desire
Natural desire

Plasticine on wood 30 x 30 cm 2010

Blue dragon on hill
Blue dragon on hill

Oil on Canvas 80x 50 cm 2005