Julian Kimmings is a Yorkshire born artist now residing in Chester, England.
Julian graduated in 1997 with a BA (hons) in Illustration, at that time having artwork exhibited at the ICA, London. Shortly after graduation he pursued a career of over a decade in design, only starting to paint again at the latter end of 2008.
Julian's themes are born from a childhood consumed by sci-fi, comic books, cartoons, graffiti and boredom. Often conceived in varying combinations of aerosol, acrylics paint, ink, graphite and/or emulsion on various surfaces including canvas & print , wood, walls and board his images combine abstract portraiture and hints of pattern, implying a measure of illustrative prose.
His images are often mistaken to be a series. While it is true that some are based upon myth or legend, each image is a fragment in time, captured in a visually stimulating manner and very much involved with transparency. Transparency of the soul, emotions and thoughts, often merged with fragments of folklore or myth.