Julien Cardinal Romero was born on July 26, 1976, in Matanzas, Cuba. He fled to Panama City at the age of 35, fleeing the dictatorship that has oppressed his country for more than 60 years. He sought refuge in Panama City, where he spent ten years.
During his student years, Julien was able to meet people from various generations. He uses a variety of techniques such as oil paints, acrylics, and pastel pens. Influences in his work include modern painting, Cuban cinema poster artist, African art, expressionism, and surrealism.