Opie receives inspiration from billboards, 18th century portrait paintings, comics and Japanese woodcuts. For the realization of his works, he uses various techniques, materials and technologies, including silkscreen, vinyl, lenticular, LED and LCD. In doing so, the artist intends to expand the traditional boundaries of artistic practices.
The work is in very good condition and fully functional. The size is 13.5 x 25.5 x 4.2 cm.
Julian Opie (b. 1958)
From 1979 to 1982, Julian Opie studied at the Goldsmiths College in London under the guidance of Michael Craig-Martin. In the early 1980s, he started working with steel sheet and created geometric figures. In the 1990s, he made a famous portrait series, in which he reduced the black contoured facial features with the help of a computer program. Opie lives and works in London. His works are part of major museum collection, including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (nlu)