Julian ‘Julinu’ Mallia
The Cost of Lies


Un-commissioned | Professional

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Visual art can’t do much in the face of military aggression & tragic humanitarian crises. But it allows for the articulation of abstract concepts that go beyond the immediate reality. Given the current situation in Ukraine, I felt morally compelled to put aside commercial work & generate this image while hoping for timely poetic justice. Pencil sketch + vector & raster digital rendering + empathy.

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Julian ‘Julinu’ Mallia is a Maltese visual artist specialising in idea-driven work. He juggles his practice between fine art painting, digital illustration and drumming – hinting at his unconventional, multidisciplinary approach to creative expression. Originally a psychology graduate he now creates thought-provoking imagery for book covers, album covers, advertising and editorial.