Julian Opie Signed Prints & Originals

Biography for Julian Opie

Julian Opie was s born in London and raised in Oxford. He attended and taught at Chelsea College of Art. His work, derived in apart from Patrick Caulfield and Michael Craig- Martin, involves the reduction of photographs (or short films) into figurative reproductions (created using computer software).

In his portraiture, the human face is characterised by black outlines and minimalised detail, to the extent that an eye can become just a black dot, as shown in; Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 1'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 2'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 3'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 4'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 5'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 6' Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 7' Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 8'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 9'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 10'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 11'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 12'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 13'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 14'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 15'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Luc and Ludivine get married 16'.

Also in his portraiture the subjects head is often represented by just a circle with a space where the neck should be; Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 1' Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 2'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 3'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 4'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 5'. Julian Opie uses strong yet flat colours, where nuances have been swept away; Julian Opie, print, signed 'Sara gets Undressed'.

As well as the multiplied portraits, he produced full body renditions, outstanding screen prints include; Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne' (back 1). Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (Front 1)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (back 2)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (front 2)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (back 3)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (front 3)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (front 4)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (back 4)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (front 5)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (back 5)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (front 6)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (back 6)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (front 7)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (back 7)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (front 8)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (back 8)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (front 9)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (back 9)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (front 10)'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Watching Suzanne (back 10)'.

Julian Opie is the adult master of the stick figure, influenced by traditional Japanese painters and Manga comics; Julian Opie, print, signed 'Shahnoza 1'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Shahnoza 2'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Shahnoza 3'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Shahnoza 4'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Shahnoza 5'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Shahnoza '.

The essence of Julian Opie's portraits is to depict the absolute minimum by which a person can be represented. Multiplied, mostly reduced merely to a head. Like a logo for the person. "I start with a simple circle and look for what I can add". His representation of people in a monochrome and uniform motion way is shown here in; Julian Opie, print, signed 'This is Shahnoza in 3 parts 01'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'This is Shahnoza in 3 parts 02'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'This is Shahnoza in 3 parts 03'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'This is Shahnoza in 3 parts 04'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'This is Shahnoza in 3 parts 05'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'This is Shahnoza in 3 parts 06'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'This is Shahnoza in 3 parts 07'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'This is Shahnoza in 3 parts 08'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'This is Shahnoza in 3 parts 09'. And in: Julian Opie, print, signed 'Woman taking off a Man's Shirt in five stages'.

Over time Julian Opie's portraiture became more personalised. The figures became specific characters. Individuals from his immediate environment. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 1'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 2'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 3'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 4'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Ruth Smoking 5'.

Julian Opie, ever the 'painter of modern life' produced a series of a formula one race track and the faces of famous formula one drivers, Jacques, Oliver and Rio, at times hidden under their crash helmets; Julian Opie, print, signed 'Jacques'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Jacques/Helmet'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Olivier'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Olivier/Helmet'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Rio'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Rio/Helmet'.

Julian Opie's landscapes. Images that are true as well as idyllic, sophisticated and artificial; Julian Opie, print, signed, lenticular 'View of Boats on Lake Motosu below Mount Fuji from Route 709'. Julian Opie, print, signed, lenticular 'View of Loop Bridge seen from Route 41 in the Seven'. Julian Opie, print, signed lenticular 'View of Lake Kawaguchi with Japanese Maple and Kagamifuji from Route 21'. Julian Opie, print, signed, lenticular 'View of Mount Fuji with Daisies from Route 300'. Julian Opie, print, signed, lenticular 'View of Moon over Manatsuru Peninsula'. Julian Opie, print, signed, lenticular 'View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road'. All these images are lenticular prints. A technology in which a lenticular lens is used to produce images with an illusion of depth, or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles. As is spectacularly achieved in; Julian Opie, Lenticular 'Suzanne Walking'.

Julian Opie's landscapes, as though seen from a car, their titles are as commentaries, evoking the sounds that accompany a placid landscape; Julian Opie, print signed 'Voices Footsteps telephone'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Trucks Birds Wind'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Siren Radio Traffic'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Rain Voices Surf'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Rain Footsteps Siren'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Distant music Water Traffic'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Radio Wind Tyres'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Cowbells Tractor Silence'. Julian Opie's water ripples gently in his electronic landscapes too; Julian Opie print, signed 'We Lounged by the pool'. Landscapes and silence are beautifully illustrated in; Julian Opie, print, signed 'We swam in the Sea'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Winter Landscape'. Julian Opie 'Landscape'. And the graphic language of video games, simulated in; 'Julian Opie, print, signed 'Imagine you are Walking'. And Julian Opie, print, signed 'Imagine you are Driving'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Cityscape'.

Julian Opie has perfected the translation of object and person into art. Brilliantly constructed images shaped and honed; Julian Opie, print, signed 'Still Life with Aubergines and Cucumber'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Still Life with Chestnuts and Leek'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Still Life with Green Beans, Chilli pepper and Carrot'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Still Life with Oranges, grapes AND Red Apple'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Still Life with Bananas and Aubergines'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Still Life with Green and Red Apples'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Still Life with Mushrooms and Courgettes'. Julian Opie, print, signed 'Still Life with Yellow, Red and Green Peppers'.

Julian Opie is the painter of our modern life, a life which the real and the virtual, the artificial and the authentic, feelings and logo are all mixed. Julian Opie is a painter that in time to come we will identify with our time.

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