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Julian Opie

Julian Opie’s artwork is similar to pop-art. Portraits and animated walking figures, rendered with minimal detail in black line drawing, are hallmarks of the artist's style. His themes have been described as "engagement with art history, use of new technology, obsession with the human body" and "work with one idea across different media"

Born in 1958, Opie studied with Michael-Craig Martin at Goldsmiths in London during the early 1980s. His earliest works consisted of painted steel sculptures exploring the relationship between visual and spatial observation. He is part of the group know as New British Sculpture, alongside artists such as Anish Kapoor. Over time, the artist has expanded his practice to include painting, installation, and cover art for albums. The artist’s works are part of the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and others. Opie currently lives and works in his hometown of London, United Kingdom.
This Is Kiera #3
This Is Kiera #3
47 x 92 cm
Screenprint on painted board
Fiona Artist #4
Fiona Artist #4
70 x 89 cm
Digital print on paper mounted to board
New York Couple - 6
New York Couple - 6
89 x 123 cm
Screenprint & collage on paper
New York Couple - 2
New York Couple - 2
89 x 123 cm
Screenprint & collage on paper