Julian Meagher Biography

Julian Meagher’s paintings reflect more than a fascination with tattoos.  In them we find a site of nexus, where ancient traditions are brought together to represent a contemporary condition.

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With his training in medicine contributing  an empirical basis for techniques learned as a student of painting in Italy, Meagher’s work layers the real and the symbolic in a way that acknowledges the multidimensional and fragmentary nature of life as we experience it today.

Here parts of the whole are fractured off and pinned like specimens. Isolated for our consideration, they remain eerily ghosted by what is absent. Through the cool lens of clinical observation this artist produces work that is a meditation on the act of representation – painting on painting.

Such a twinned exploration of the art of body decoration with the art of representation embodies the tension that once divided and categorised life and art itself. At the same time, however, it imparts a sense of the possibilities now emerging for new acts of inscription upon life’s palimpsest.

Julian Meagher Featured Artworks

Slow Wave Cycle (Barragga Lake) #6 by Julian Meagher contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Julian Meagher Slow Wave Cycle (Barragga Lake) #6, 2021 Oil on linen
152 x 123 cm
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Slow Wave Cycle (Barragga Lake) #2 by Julian Meagher contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Julian Meagher Slow Wave Cycle (Barragga Lake) #2, 2021 Oil on linen
152 x 123 cm
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Bay of Fires by Julian Meagher contemporary artwork painting
Julian Meagher Bay of Fires, 2019 Oil on linen
214 x 152 cm
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East of East by Julian Meagher contemporary artwork painting
Julian Meagher East of East, 2019 Oil on linen
214 x 152 cm
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Self Portrait #3 by Julian Meagher contemporary artwork painting
Julian Meagher Self Portrait #3, 2019 Oil on linen
214 x 152 cm
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Devil's Ridge by Julian Meagher contemporary artwork painting
Julian Meagher Devil's Ridge, 2019 Oil on linen
214 x 152 cm
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Black River by Julian Meagher contemporary artwork painting
Julian Meagher Black River, 2019 Oil on linen
214 x 152 cm
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