Julian Opie

Julian Opie lives and works in London, UK, and works in varied media: painting, drawing, sculpture, and film. He is best known for his simple graphic portraits and animated walking figures in black line drawing with minimal added detailing. We love the way Opie captures a range of subjects in his thickly outlined silhouettes, with careful attention to modern life. 

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Opie studied at Goldsmiths School of Art and has exhibited in both solo and group shows worldwide. His artwork is held in numerous collections, including, but not limited to, the Tate, British Museum, Victoria and Albert, National Portrait Gallery in London, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Opie received the 1995 Sargant Fellowship at the British School in Rome, from 1995 to 1996, he was resident at the Atelier Calder in Sache, France, and was awarded Best Illustration for the band Blur’s album by Music Week CADS in 2001.

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