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Julian Opie is a contemporary British artist born in London in 1958. His studio is in London, in the Shoreditch area.

The artist grew up in Oxford. He has studied at the Dragon School and the Magdalen College School in Oxford, and graduated from the Goldsmiths College. His early success with galleries motivated young artists, such as Damien Hirst, to take the same road.

His work, inspired by Patrick Caulfield or Michael Craig-Martin, plays with the (computer-aided) reduction of photos to figurative representations. In his portraits, the faces are characterized by stong black traits, surfaces of color and minimal details; the eyes, for example, are reduced to a little black dot representing the pupil.

His series "Imagine you are…" shows how simple activities such as driving, walking or climbing can be represented by simple reductions. Opie also employs sculptures and light installations in order to represent objects of everyday life. He became known to the public in 2000, when he produced the cover for the album Best of Blur and the visuals for U2's Vertigo world tour, displaying walking figures on a stage set LED screen.


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Print, Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 3, Julian Opie

Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 3

Julian Opie

Print - 78 x 62 x 3.8 cm Print - 30.7 x 24.4 x 1.5 inch

$7,377

Sculpture, Heads - Ian (Cutout Sculpture), Julian Opie

Heads - Ian (Cutout Sculpture)

Julian Opie

Sculpture - 35.8 x 33.9 x 10 cm Sculpture - 14.1 x 13.3 x 3.9 inch

$12,484

Print, Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 1, Julian Opie

Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 1

Julian Opie

Print - 78 x 62 x 3.8 cm Print - 30.7 x 24.4 x 1.5 inch

$7,377

Print, Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 2, Julian Opie

Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 2

Julian Opie

Print - 78 x 62 x 3.8 cm Print - 30.7 x 24.4 x 1.5 inch

$7,377

Print, Paper Head 1 | Girl, Julian Opie

Paper Head 1 | Girl

Julian Opie

Print - 83 x 71 x 1 cm Print - 32.7 x 28 x 0.4 inch

$14,186

Print, Winter, Julian Opie

Winter

Julian Opie

Print - 68 x 121 cm Print - 26.8 x 47.6 inch

$13,619

Sculpture, Blazer, Julian Opie

Blazer

Julian Opie

Sculpture - 51 x 18 x 1 cm Sculpture - 20.1 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch

$17,024 $16,172

Print, Selfportrait, Julian Opie

Selfportrait

Julian Opie

Print - 100 x 74 cm Print - 39.4 x 29.1 inch

$12,484

Print, Apartment 2, Julian Opie

Apartment 2

Julian Opie

Print - 45.7 x 38.1 x 1.27 cm Print - 18 x 15 x 0.5 inch

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Print, Apartment 9, Julian Opie

Apartment 9

Julian Opie

Print - 53.2 x 35 x 1 cm Print - 20.9 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch

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Print, Cornish Coast 2.: Lantic Bay, Julian Opie

Cornish Coast 2.: Lantic Bay

Julian Opie

Print - 45.4 x 61.6 x 2.5 cm Print - 17.9 x 24.3 x 1 inch

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1958