Julinu’s Radioactive Ravioli” is a pop-surrealist, oil-painting exhibition by Julian Mallia, aka Julinu, presenting a strangely familiar, alternate universe.
By assigning alternative visual interpretations to common terms and elements from pop culture, artist Julinu explores the deeper levels of ambiguity that lie in the intersection of visual and linguistic communication. The result is a set of playful yet thought-provoking and surreal juxtapositions that challenge instinctive reactions to familiar cues.
The combination of a moody aesthetic rendered in realistically-executed, traditional painting techniques, merged with a cynical, contemporary cultural zeitgeist, contribute to the delivery of the cheeky and irreverent, dead-pan humour inherent to this project.
Julinu is an illustrator, visual artist and graphic designer who specialises in realistically-executed visual ideas. His most representative work is typically concept-driven, characterised by atmospheric and surreal imagery and occasionally laced with dry humour and graphic wit.
This project is supported by Arts Council Malta – Project Support Grant, and Vee Gee Bee Art, San Ġwann.
Dates and Times: Friday, 26 April – Sunday, 26 May 2019
Venue: Space C (Upper Gallery), Spazju Kreattiv