Julian Opie is a British artist who has mastered multiple disciplines and has build a versatile body of works, including designing the artwork for an album of the British pop band Blur and creating led projections for a U2 tour. Besides this he is has also created a large collection of sculptures, portraits, paintings, drawings and animated visual and audiovisual artworks. He combines his knowledge of the history of art with the use of new technologies and his obsession for the human body. An idea is usually drawn up in several different ways and techniques.
New British Sculpture movement
Opie (1958), who was born and raised in London, belongs to what is known internationally as the New British Sculpture movement. This movement of sculptors, visual artists and installation artists made a name for themselves in the 80’s with remarkable exhibitions in London. Julian Opie studied art at the Goldsmiths College, which is part of the University of London and graduated in 1983. During his studies his sculptures were already frequently on display in exhibitions in England and abroad. Opie himself is very modest about his art and in his opinion, creating something that looks realistic is the only reference point you can be fairly sure of.
Julian Opie, illustration & sculptures
There are a large number of his artworks displayed in public areas all over the world, including England, Ireland and the United States. There are also a large number of paintings that belong to the permanent collection of museums in London and New York. Works of Julian Opie are being exhibited all over the world. The style of his remarkable graphic illustrations and sculptures is characterized by a simple approach, where just few lines are enough to portray people, landscapes and animals. Famous works of Opie include the moving self-portrait of Julian with T-shirt (2005) and the sculpture series Christine Swimming (2008) and Caterina Dancing Naked (2010).
Acquire Julian Opie
Opie has produced countless sculptures, paintings and visual artworks, most of which are privately owned. As a result of this, you are very likely to come across his work in our gallery. Should you be interested in buying an artwork by Julian Opie, you can let us know by submitting a price request.