Juliusz Martwy, “After Ilya Mashkov”, 2014
Juliusz Martwy, born Juliusz Lewandowski, is a self-taught artist who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1977. He began his career with illustrations for an edition of French writer Isidore Lucien Ducasse’s “The Songs of Maldoror”, written under his nom de plume Comte de Lautréamont, and illustrations for the works of Marquis de Sade. Martwy draws inspiration for his work from the figurative styles of expressionism, cubism, the New Objectivity, and Russian traditional painting.
An important part of Juliusz Martwy’s collective works are the autobiographical threads, through which he presents the universal problems of human nature. He deals with social, political and moral issues in his paintings, both historical and contemporary, such as the past civil war in Spain and the current political situation in Poland. Apart from multi-faceted genre scenes, Martwy paints intimate figurative portraits within spaces that depict small narrative, often erotic, incidents.
More of Juliusz Martwy’s work and contact information may be found at the artist’s Behance site: https://www.behance.net/juliuszlewandowski