Julian Hsiung is a New York based figurative artist. Born in Beijing and raised in Taiwan, Hsiung discovered Western art books & magazines in the 60’s, with their iconic images of style and beauty. Through them, he became enamored of the worlds of fashion and contemporary art, which first brought him to New York and the fashion world.
Inspired by the ancient Greek classical ideal of beauty and quintessential male youth, painter Julian Hsiung challenges the subject matter in paintings that are simultaneously traditional and radical. In his painting of idealized, fleeting allure is implicitly sexual and undeniably sensual.