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Julian Opie

 (born 1958)
Julian Opie is active/lives in England.  Julian Opie is known for computer generated images-portraits, genre, cartoon figures.

Self-portrait

Biography   Julian Opie


Julian Opie was born in 1958 in London and raised in Oxford.  He is a graduate of Goldsmiths College (1979-82) and achieved some early gallery success, which was an incentive for slightly younger artists in the same college, such as Damien Hirst to do likewise.

His highly stylized work, involves the reduction of photographs (or short films) into figurative reproductions (created using computer software).  In his portraiture, the human face is characterized by black outlines with flat areas of color, and minimalized detail, to the extent that an eye can become a just the black circle of the pupil, and sometimes a head is represented by a circle with a space where the neck would be.  In this way, Julian Opie tries to pre   ...  Displaying 750 of 4506 characters.

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