Born in 1968 in Mumbai, Julius Macwan is an artist known for his bold work. He graduated from the J.J School of Art in 1992 with a degree in Fine Arts. Right after his graduation he made the decision to move to Chennai and stayed there till the year 2004 after which he moved back to his native city Mumbai. During his stay there he started his own art institute named Julius Macwan Institute. His preferred medium is acrylic and watercolour though he also experiments with installations and photography. His themes are overtly political and social in nature and serve as a commentary for the society we live in. They provoke a dialogue around things that are generally taboo or left unaddressed.
His most famous work till date is ‘The death of Magic’ which depicts a woman clad in a bikini and is meant to portray the subversion of womanhood in a patriarchal world. Some of his solo exhibitions in Chennai were 'Five Easy Pieces' (2000), 'The Horses Mouth' (2000), 'New York Sketches' (2001), and 'Deewana Hai Dil' (2002). His solo exhibitions in Mumbai were 'The Hermit' (2004) with Apparao Galleries, 'The Hierophant-The Hip In Red And Mauve' (2005) and 'J' (2007) with the Ashish Balram Nagpal Galleries. He also published his own book in the year 2007 titled ‘J - The way it was’. The artist currently lives and works in Mumbai.