Thursday, July 30, 2009

Julian Dashper (1960-2009)

Kaliman Gallery is deeply saddened by the loss of Julian Dashper, New Zealand based artist and friend.

With over 140 solo exhibitions worldwide and a career spanning 30 years, Julian pursued an artistic vision of elegance and refinement that was never without a sense of humour.

Kaliman Gallery had the honour of holding multiple exhibitions by Julian in both curatorial and artistic roles. Julian imbued his practice with a passion for art history, and his work stretched from the capturing of a fleeting moment in an audio recording, to the refined simplicity of his paintings and objects.

His energy, generosity and knowledge was an inspiration to anyone who had the privilege of meeting him. His absence will be noted in New Zealand, Australia and around the world. He will be missed.

Julian is survived by his partner Marie and son Leo.