Dr. Julian Gravy is an internationally recognised monobrow artist and painter, whose work resides in private collections internationally and appears in various publications. Generally considered an outsider artist, they create a visual world of obfuscated documentation pivoting on an alternating grasp of reality and fiction, occupied by muscle men, swamp creatures, and sentient dustbins.
As a life long agoraphobic, their work is formed when their limited interaction with the world is pushed out through a kaleidoscope of fictional, cinematically- influenced fantasy that has a humming undertone of malaise, the sweaty claustrophobia of depression and the bright disasters of television.
Speaking in 2018, Dr Gravy said, “In terms of things that informed my painting I would say the tv show Button Moon and 90’s computer game Police Quest: Swat 2.” *
Julian Gravy was awarded a doctorate in electrical painting in 2015. In addition to painting, they also create books, zines and sculpture and are regarded as something of an expert and pioneer in the field of para-anthropological discovery, having mastered skills such as psychic travel**.
Dr Julian Gravy (2019)
* however, despite the aesthetic of the game (police quest: swat 2) being an influence in terms of geometry and abstraction, it’s important to state that the police are an instrument of state violence, who’s primary purpose is to protect not people but capital.
** This fact is WIDELY disputed and many of his published works have been widely debunked by the scientific community.