Julius Killerby is a Melbourne based artist, working predominantly with photography and paint. He generally depicts figures on deserted islands, juxtaposing photography and paint to convey a psychological intensity in his subjects, prompted by their isolation. His aim is to render the extremes of virtue and vice that one is pushed to because of loneliness and seclusion. Through varying compositional techniques Killerby underlines the emotional and physical claustrophobia of the world inhabited by his subjects. Impasto is applied frequently to accentuate particular emotions and this also lends the paintings a sense of physicality. Currently in his final year at the Victorian College of the Arts, Julius Killerby is completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has shown at the VCA Art Space and has several pieces in Hudson Square Gallery in Armadale. He was also a finalist in the 2017 Archibald Prize.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, VCA (2017).


"Proud", 2015.

"Archibald Prize", 2017.

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