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Julian Opie

Julian Opie

Julian Opie is a contemporary British artist known for his distinctive depictions of figures, portraits, and landscapes. The highly stylized treatment Opie gives his subjects—whereby features are created by thick black outlines and filled in with solid areas of flat color—is a blend of Pop Art and Minimalism with a wholly contemporary sensibility. “The process of reading things as simulations but knowing at the same time that they are real is quite central to my work,” Opie has observed of his own art.


Julian Opie's Background

Born in 1958 in London, United Kingdom, 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. 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.

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Recent exhibitions

Solo shows

2019 - Julian Opie - Stone Heads, Bode Gallery

2018 - JULIAN OPIE, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston

J2018 - ulian Opie: Recent Works, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2018 - Julian Opie - Summer 2018, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen

2018 - Julian Opie, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

2018 - Julian Opie, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

2016 - Julian Opie: Nature 1, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2015 - Julian Opie: Editions 2012 - 2015, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

2015 - Summer 2015, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

2013 - Julian Opie, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke-Zoute

Group shows

2020 - Graeme Jackson at Art Wynwood, Graeme Jackson, Miami

2020 - Hakgojae Collection: 21.2 Century, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

2020 - Synesthesia: the Sign, the Shape, the Writing and the Color, Galleria Alfieri

2019 - Homegrown, Artsnap

I2019 - nside Contemporary Art | Pop, Graffiti and Street Art, Galleria Alfieri

2019 - Christmas Gift Selection, Goldmark Gallery

2019 - Contemporary Christmas, Gormleys Fine Art

2019 - RAW Editions : The Christmas Edit, RAW Editions

2019 - Around The World in 23 Portraits, Corridor Contemporary

2019 - Artworks under £1,000, Artsnap

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