“Still” is a reflection on feeling stuck in place and stuck in time. It is about coping in the face of an anxious present and an unpredictable future—“I’m still here”—and frustration at a lack of progress—“I’m still here?” It is about finding ways to grow and adapt despite being stuck in a seemingly endless cycle. It is also an acknowledgement of the things we keep close and the things we hide away in order to keep going.
Julian Callosis an illustrator and gallery artist based in Los Angeles. He graduated from Otis College of Art & Design in 2009 and has since worked with a diverse roster of clients that includes The New York Times, Scientific American, The New Republic, and Chipotle. His illustration work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration, and his paintings have been exhibited in galleries across the US and abroad. Julian has explored a wide variety of subjects in his work, which can range from lighthearted takes on popular culture to darker, symbolism-filled narratives. He is continuously fascinated by nature, folklore, death, and the allure of the unknown.