JULIAN OPIE

Julian Opie was born in London in 1958, and is one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists today. He uses pictograms and simple drawings and coloring reminiscent of anime to simplify the main artistic motifs of ancient times, such as landscapes and the human figure. This style of expression that employs minimal detail is continuing to garner support in both the art world and the broader cultural scene. Opie also has extensive knowledge of Japanese art. He is a collector of Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyoe) by Utagawa Hiroshige and Kitagawa Utamaro, and the influence of Japanese art on his style is well known. His art is housed in the collections of major art museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the British Museum, the Tate Gallery, and Stedelijk Museum, as well as collections in Japan, such as those at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and the National Museum of Art, Osaka.
The artist is also engaged in numerous projects that transcend the framework of art, including producing four portraits for the cover of the “Blur: The Best Of” album, doing the set design for the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, and participating in stage design for the band U2.

Faime. 1.

2016

paint on metal 110×66×3.5cm
2016

Shaida. 2.

2016

paint on metal 110×59×3.5cm
2016

Installation view at MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY

2017

2017

Installation view at MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY

2016

2016

Red cardigan and clogs.

2015

H.220.8 x W.154.2 x D.3.5cm Vinyl on wooden stretcher
2015

Student, 2.

2015

H.221.7 x W.116.9cm x D.35cm Auto paint on aluminum
2015

Soldier. 2.

2015

H.214.2 x W.122.5 x D.3.5cm Vinyl on wooden stretcher
2015

2015

Installation view at "Julian Opie Artworks from Kumagai Collection"/GMO gallery, Tokyo
2015

Banker, Nurse, Detective, Lawyer.

2015

Permanent installation Takamatsu, Japan
2015

Paisley girl.

2014

H.218.3 x W.112.2 x D.3.5cm Vinyl on wooden stretcher
2014

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2014

Inlaid and overlaid acrylic panel H.170.0 x W. 125.0 x D.35cm
2014

Walking in Southwark. 1.

2014

H.110.0 x W.100.0 cm Silkscreen on painted wooden board
2014

Woman with book and shoulder bag.

2012

H.215 x W.130.4cm Vinyl on wooden stretcher
2012

Road and Verity walking 2.

2010

H.222 x W.137.7cm Vinyl on wooden stretcher
2010

Caterina nude. 08.

2010

H.269.3 x W.115.3 cm Vinyl on wooden stretcher
2010

Caterina dancing. 03(Red)

2009

H.30.2 x W.16.9x D.8cm Silkscreen on painted wood
2009

Ika in a purple dress.

2009

H.198.9 x W.140.0 cm Inkjet on canvas with aluminium frame
2009

Tina walking.

2009

Computer animation, LCD screen, PC
2009

2008

Installation view of "Julian Opie" at Art tower Mito Photography by Mie Morimoto provided by Art tower Mito
2008

2008

Installation view of "Julian Opie" at Art tower Mito
2008

View of Lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji with Japanese maple from Route21. from the series, 8views of Japan.

2007

Computer animation, double LCD screen, PC 110.0 x 144.0 x 12.0 cm, Edition of 4, + 1 artist proof
2007

2006

Omotesando Hills opening art work, Tokyo
2006

It was as if I'd entered another world

2005

2005

2005

H.90 x W.68.5 x D.4cm Silkscreen on painted wooden board
2005

2005

Installation view of "Films and Paintings" at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2005

2005

Installation view of "Films and Paintings" at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2005

Sara dancing 2

2004

H.240.7 x W.116.3 cm Vinyl on wooden stretcher
2004

I dreamt I walked to work

2002

DENTSU INC Headquarters Building, Shiodome, Tokyo
2002

Graham, guitarist.

2000

H.35 x W.30cm C-type print on wooden mount
2000

Roadscape 36.

2000

H.25.5 x W.40cm C-type print on wooden mount
2000

Imagine you are driving 3.

1997

H.240 x W.336.5x D.10cm Vinyl on aluminium stretcher
1997