Gina Julian is a hard-edge abstraction painter who seeks to explore energy and motion through the use of flat color. Julian has long been fascinated by the effects of color on the human psyche and enjoys exploring the emotions that can be evoked by varying colors according to hue, saturation and value. Her color palettes are often experimentations of how colors interact with each other, and how the perception of color can be altered based on its surroundings. Julian also uses color variations to suggest movement in her works, often giving the viewer multiple perspectives on the direction of her crisp lines. Julian classifies her work as Optical Art.