Julian Hindson was born in in Yorkshire, UK in 1973 and now paints from his studio in Auckland. Julian’s preferred application of his artistic inspiration includes painting, digital and hybrid using acrylic and shellac, mixed media on canvas or board. Julian's love of art and painting has grown from his mid-teens and was inspired by a dream.
“I still remember the dream as clear as day. I was in a gallery. There were no walls or floors, only a velvety pitch-black backdrop punctuated by stars. Floating on invisible walls were amazing works of art. Each piece of art in the exhibition was large, very large. The colours and compositions were indescribable, I was 16 years old. Since having that inspiring dream, I have been working towards achieving this vision.”
- Julian Hindson
Julian paints full time and he draws on over 30 years of graphic design and art direction experience. His work is maturing rapidly and demand is increasing steadily with growing number of local and international collectors in London and New York.
ArtSelect Gallery is excited to present the Golden Era exhibition to showcase Julian Hindson’s works of art.
“I am thrilled to present a series of works that blend elements of Mythological Greek and Japanese aesthetics with the rich and vibrant Art Nouveau style. At the heart of this collection are various anthropomorphic Tui's, a nod to the unique and iconic avian species native to Aotearoa.
My intention with these works is to create a sense of both timelessness and whimsy, by fusing together elements from different cultures and periods in time. The use of gold-leaf paint adds a touch of the opulent and the grandiose, while the starkly isolated anthropomorphic subjects inject a sense of childlike playfulness and humour.
The figures themselves are inspired by traditional Greek and Japanese sculptures and figures, which I have reimagined and updated to fit within a contemporary context. The use of vibrant colours and bold, dramatic shapes is a hallmark of the Art Nouveau style, which emphasises the divine beauty and importance of nature.
Ultimately, my hope is that these works will draw in and invite viewers to experience a sense of wonder and delight, as they explore the intersection of different cultural and artistic traditions. By bringing together seemingly disparate elements in unexpected ways, I hope to encourage viewers to consider new, wonder-filled possibilities and expand their creative horizons.”
– Julian Hindson