JULIAN MACMILLAN'S

Sleep Will Come  

found objects, figures, fragility, flatness

Coming Down, charcoal on wood panel

Even my paintings are drawings. I like to draw on objects that I find in the world, with histories of their own. The figure is familiar enough for my imperfections and distortions to suggest meaning. I would rather show than tell, and I prefer to pose questions, rather than make statements.

Milk Drinker, charcoal, pastel, oil and acrylic on found canvas

I like things that are flat, where they should have depth. I have ugly ideas and try to express them beautifully. I am inspired by rap lyrics and graffiti and illness and death and sex and addiction and ennui and hands and feet.

Worldweary, charcoal and oil on wood panel

I like to laugh at myself, and my work. I like things that don't mean anything, but succeed in spite of that, or perhaps because of that. I appropriate whatever I want, because the internet.

Voluminous, charcoal, acrylic, and pastel on cardboard box

I'm still trying to figure out how men and women should treat each other. I strive for the point between delicate execution and intuitive flow, elegance and vulgarity.

Untitled, charcoal on wood panel

Sleep Will Come II (The Kiss), spray paint