b. 1958, United Kingdom

Julian Opie Biography

Julian Opie is an internationally renowned artist of the New British Sculpture movement. Born in 1958 in London, Opie studied at Goldsmith's School of Art under conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin. Julian Opie continues to live and work in London.

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Opie works in a variety of media including sculpture, painted aluminium, vinyl, and inkjet on canvas. His thick black outlines and simplified blocks of colour are reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints, Pop Art, and minimalism. Opie's painted metal sculptures gained international recognition due to their highly stylized nature and their utilisation of basic line and negative space. His work is characterised by his ability to create simplified figures that remain uniquely recognisable.

Opie has undertaken many public commissions including works at the City Hall Park, New York (2004), the Mori Building, Omotesando Hill, Japan (2006), River Vitava, Prague (2007), Dublin City Gallery, Ireland (2008), Seoul Square, South Korea (2009), Regent's Place, London (2011), and Calgary, Canada (2012).

Opie designed the album cover for Best of Blur by British band Blur in 2000 for which he was presented with a Music Week CADS Award the following year. He was earlier awarded the Sargent Fellowship at the British School in Rome in 1995. Opie's work is held in collections at the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Tate, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Julian Opie Featured Artworks

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Hijiri with umbrella by Julian Opie contemporary artwork moving image
Julian Opie Hijiri with umbrella, 2005 Computer animation, LCD screen, PC
110 x 66 x 12 cm
Dep Art Gallery Contact Gallery
Dark glasses by Julian Opie contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Julian Opie Dark glasses, 2019 Auto paint on aluminium
200 x 177 cm
Mo J Gallery Contact Gallery
Ed and Marianela. 4. by Julian Opie contemporary artwork painting
Julian Opie Ed and Marianela. 4., 2010 Vinyl on wooden stretcher
268.9 x 162.2 x 3.5 cm
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery
Old Street December 12. by Julian Opie contemporary artwork sculpture
Julian Opie Old Street December 12., 2021 Paint on metal
230 x 230 x 5 cm
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
View of Moon over Manatsuru Peninsula by Julian Opie contemporary artwork moving image
Julian Opie View of Moon over Manatsuru Peninsula, 2007 Computer animation, double LCD screen, PC
110 x 150 x 10 cm
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery
Woman taking off man's shirt by Julian Opie contemporary artwork print
Julian Opie Woman taking off man's shirt, 2003 Screenprint in colours on paper
100 x 60 cm
Dellasposa Gallery Contact Gallery
Galloping hORSE 2 by Julian Opie contemporary artwork painting
Julian Opie Galloping hORSE 2, 2013 One from a series of three inlaid and overlaid acrylic panels
61.3 x 100 x 3.9 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Imagine You Are Driving a Yellow VW by Julian Opie contemporary artwork sculpture
Julian Opie Imagine You Are Driving a Yellow VW, 2004 Aluminium and lacquer paint
53 x 167 x 60 inches
Beyer Projects Contact Gallery

Julian Opie Recent Exhibitions

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Julian Opie Represented By

Beyer Projects contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Beyer Projects New York
Kukje Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Kukje Gallery Busan, Seoul
Lisson Gallery contemporary art gallery in Lisson Street, London, United Kingdom Lisson Gallery East Hampton, London, New York, Shanghai

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