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Julian Opie

Ireland Born in: 1958 Masterpieces
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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Julian Opie, Blazer, Sculpture

Julian Opie

Blazer, 2020
51 x 18 x 1 cm
Sculpture

$17,786

Our recommendations Julian Opie, Winter, Print

Julian Opie

Winter, 2002
68 x 121 cm
Print

$14,228

Our recommendations Julian Opie, Yellow Black White Blue, Print

Julian Opie

Yellow Black White Blue, 2020
111 x 119 x 3.2 cm
Print

$30,828

Julian Opie, Black Headed Gull, Print

Julian Opie

Black Headed Gull, 2021
30.7 x 40.6 x 4 cm
Print

$10,078

Julian Opie, Medieval village 3, Print

Julian Opie

Medieval village 3, 2019
30 x 40 cm
Print

$6,640

Julian Opie, Running Women, Print

Julian Opie

Running Women, 2016
152.4 x 154.9 cm
Print

$33,792

Julian Opie, Crow, Sculpture

Julian Opie

Crow, 2018
26 x 33.5 x 5 cm
Sculpture

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

Julian Opie

Cornish Coast 2.: Lantic Bay, 2017
45.4 x 61.6 x 2.5 cm
Print

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Julian Opie, Still life with aubergines and cucumber, Print

Julian Opie

Still life with aubergines and cucumber, 2001
39 x 65 cm
Print

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Julian Opie, Evening Sun, Print

Julian Opie

Evening Sun, 2013
106.2 x 60.5 cm
Print

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