Castaldi - Artist – Photographer – Designer

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Julian’s work is heavily influenced by his residency in Los Angeles and the West Coast in the early nineties onwards and in recent years Arabic Pop Art and culture. using mixed media including canvas, paint, steel and tile he produces an eclectic body of work with a Californian, Automotive vibe and blurs Arabic pop art and culture into the mix.


Castaldi's photography and artwork have been commissioned by Yas Marina Circuit, Formula One Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn and CEO of Formula 1 group Chase Carey, Indy Car racer Ed Jones and the Antonio Carluccio Foundation in London to name a few. Castaldi Private Rooms project which have included creating artwork, design and photography for stars such as Eddie Vedder, Oasis, Tom Jones, Whyclef Jean, David Bailey, Stereophonics, John Malkovich, Paul Weller, Public Enemy, Brandon Boyd and The Rolling Stones.


Castaldi has exhibited in the UK, Morocco, Los Angeles, Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Notable Works

  • 2017 : ICONS : Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi / Acrylic on canvas depicting the glory years of F1.
  • 2016 : 'deLAyed' / Pro Art Gallery Dubai / A series of LA photos shot from 1992 - 2002.
  • 2015 : 'Arabian Pop 2' / 'Gallery One' / A series of pop art screen prints on canvas exhibited throughout the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
  • 2014 : 'Adidas' / A series of Acrylic on paper works featuring some of the worlds greatest sports stars.
  • 2014 : "Arabian Pop 1" "Gallery One" / A series of pop art screen prints on canvas exhibited throughout the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
  • 2014 : 'ICONS' / Madinat Jumeirah / Acrylic on canvas featuring Mick Jagger, Blondie, Basquiat,
  • 2014 : "Various Works" / SOLE DXB / Dubai. A series of original acrylic paintings.
  • 2013 : 'Girls Girls Girls' / A Photographic collaboration with Urban Outfitters.
  • 2012 : 'deLAyed' / A collaboration with Urban Outfitters in the UK.
  • 2012 : 'Secrets travel fast in Paris' / Riad Hikaya, Marrakech, Maroc / A series of Paris Photographs glazed onto vintage terracotta tiles.
  • 2012 : "Wanderlust" / Gallery 1650 / Los Angeles. A series of photographic works from travels around the world.
  • 2012 : 'Tiled' A Collaboration with Red Bull fusing photographic images shot in the Mojave Desert onto vintage tiles.
  • 2010 : 'The Chateau' / A series of exclusive access images shot at Chateau Marmont and Bar Marmont in Los Angeles.
  • 2010 : 'Photographs & Other Stories' / A touring show throughout Habitat stores in the UK.
  • 2002 : 'Polaroid People' / Washington Gallery / A series of original Polaroids behind landscape acrylic, shoot over a ten year period around the globe.
  • 2000 : Photograph John Malkovich and creates a large scale collage with acrylic and paper on canvas.
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