Julian Opie (born 1958)

Julian Opie was born in London, raised in Oxford and went to Goldsmith's School of Art

His work, derived in part 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 with flat areas of colour, and minimalised detail, to the extent that an eye can become just the black circle of the pupil, and sometimes a head is represented by a circle with a space where the neck would be. Opie uses computer technology in art for many of his works. His Imagine you are... series, demonstrated how activities such as driving, walking and climbing could be represented by simple reductions. In addition, Opie uses sculpture and light installations to present items of everyday life.

Julian Opie is a former trustee of the Tate Gallery and lives and works in London.

Public collections include Daimler Chrysler, Berlin, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

National Portrait Gallery, London, The British Council, England, The British Museum, London, The Government Art Collection, London, The Tate Gallery, London, and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Julian Opie

View From My Bedroom Window

View From My Bedroom Window, 2007

Continuous computer animation on LCD screen Edition size: 300 Image height 31 cm, width 25 cm